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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:22 pm
by GuileMike
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The South is trying to rise again, and soon, They beat back both flanks I have with The Army of NE Virginia.

Longstreet came back with massive reinforcements with Gen Bee and company. We are now under siege in Suffolk.
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This General has been a serious pain to our operations in VA.

Gen Jackson came out of the shadows and put a serious blow to us lifting our siege of Strasburg VA.

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Do not worry friends of the North, we have many men mobilizing to head south the push on for our cause!

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:08 pm
by GuileMike
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This scourge of the high seas has been doing a phenomenal job wrecking every CSN he comes in contact with.
Going after the CSS Mananas and landing sailors off the Panhandle will take place during this turn.

Shields has done a wonderful job leading troops in his campaigns in WV and KY but I am very worried about the force south of him led by the other Johnston.

Buell has been a great help in the frontier fights.

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Conferderate Marines and Sailors beating to quarters
Their Navy is no match...
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3 cheers for our naval victories!

Operations have slowed up a bit in TX, nonetheless we are pushing on.

Ft. Sumter is still alive!

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:27 pm
by GuileMike
Williamsburg is taken. Just to see what the Rebs will do I will move Stone to the outskirts of Richmond and build an outpost. I am electing to move McDowell's Army of NE Virginia to engage Hoke to my southeast.

We steamrolled Hoke
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The battle looked something like this

Still have not taken Laredo

Action around the Mississippi are looking quite now that we have flooded the area with reinforcements.

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Grant's men made it across the river and linked up with other forces in the AO. Expect ambitious raid to go down the river with gunboat support to attack Vicksburg or New Orleans by going south on the river.

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:59 pm
by GuileMike
We are swallowing up Florida from our naval landings
We took Blounstown with no force needed. We will stay here to refit and head down to the cape soon.
This will do nicely for a rest.

A look at operation in Northern Va. This will get hectic soon.

We are going to be aggresive to a point. We will head to Richmon with McDowell but will try not to engauge but to apply a siege. We hope this geos well. Meanwile Stone is in the outskirts with his small force building an outpost. I have militia coming from Deleware by boat to occupy Williamsburg and James City Va.

We are going to hold the rebs down in Fredricksburg as long as we can with our Army of the Potomac.

General Wallace put up a great fight but is pushed back. Fear not, The rest of the Army of the Potomac is on the way over to hold the siege down.

Gen Summer in Northern MO is finally doing something with more men given to him at his disposal.

The calm before the storm at Munfordville KY. I am dug in if Johnston chooses to engage me. I have more men hidden away in the town.

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:06 pm
by GuileMike

If the rebs do choose to attack Munfordville, it will be bloody!

After taking Prestonburg KY, Gen Buell has orders to invade Western Va. He then will plunder his way to Richmond every town he come in contact with.

His March to Richmond will make the South pay dearly.

You can see the south is sending men to bulk up defenses of Richmond via rail.

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:14 pm
by GuileMike
Looks like we have some militia challenging our sailors in FL.
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Rebel militia approaching Pilatka

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:27 pm
by GuileMike
Since Stonewall left the Hampton Roads area, We will again advance Butler westward, this time we will head to Petersburg.

Ft. Ward has finally been taken

Gen Shields has done great in his tenure in command but a superior has come into town and has taken command Gen Crittenden. Lets hope the momentum stays with our troops.

Heading down the Mississippi, The Army of the West is victorious.

Ft. Sumter is on its last legs it appears. The best thing about this is it has kept Gen Huger occupied.

Caught a rebel transport on the Ohio River and sank it fast along with all the men on board.

I was proud of our men and how they fought at Richmond. Notice the leadership the South had present. We are pushed back but not beaten.

Longstreet left from Petersburg to repel Butler. We will again move back to Suffolk.

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:42 pm
by GuileMike
Now that we have reached the outskirts of Richmond, I expect this song to be played by the rebs.

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:17 pm
by GuileMike

The Union Thunder and Lighting has been established on the right flank, that force is led by General Whipple.
Prepare for an avalanche on the right flank by our men of blue now that the CSA has had to withdraw to defend Richmond.

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:21 pm
by GuileMike
Banks has captured Fredricksburg, now let us move south with our corps to assist the assault and siege of Richmond.
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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:56 am
by GuileMike
Chapter 5 - Time to Tighten the Noose
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Our men are on the outskirts of Richmond, if the capitol falls the conflict will be over soon.

It is cat and mouse chasing in the swamps of Florida.

Johnston elected to go support the fight along the Mississippi so we will advance south towards Nashville.

Pope is in for a stir of trouble with Johnston approaching from the south.

In a unpredictable turn of events, Johnston goes back east to attack our advancing armies towards Nashville. We eliminate some of there units but we take heavy casualties.

Tuscon is still holding out.

The Bushwackers are raiding northern MO. We will cut them off shortly with troops from Iowa and Missouri.

A look at operations in VA. Butler is again advancing to Petersburg. The rest of my armies are flooding into Richmond.

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:15 pm
by GuileMike
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Now the war in MO is spilling into our lands in Illinois. There must be a stop to this.
Troops are on the way to put an end to this raid.

Gen Summner is doing well fighting off Rebel attacks in MO.

Troops making the long trip from Colorado contibute to the cause invading enemy held areas on Indian Territory.

Tennessee is feeling the effects of war now with our invasion.

Camp Green or Verde has fallen to our men. We will burn this structure then go NE to Fredricksburg TX to capture there industry. Then it is off to lay siege to Austin the capitol.

We have Iowan Infantry and Calvary coming from the north, and we have artillery coming from the south. This raid must end now!

After we take Bowling Green KY, we will enter TN with our massive force.

Pope dodged the storm of Johnston and made these unlucky Mississippi bastards pay the piper.

Ft. Scott has fallen, we might raze this fort to keep it out of Rebel hands.

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:24 pm
by GuileMike

Operations around Island 10 and New Madrid are doing well. Partly due to poor moves by the Rebels not committing to a flank with our invading forces in TN.

General Pope once again inflicts heavy casualties on to an unlucky and neglected group of Rebs. Johnston is leading a poor campaign against us thus far.

Meanwhile in Richmond, the other Johnston is doing well fighting off our initial siege forces. Supporting Generals like Jackson and Stewart are present in the fight.

We have dead scattered all over the outskirts of Richmond.

Our CO band is doing well fighting Native Rebels. We will redeploy some leadership to help out.

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:20 pm
by GuileMike
Onward Men!!!! Our push into Tennessee has been mostly flawless with our superior tactics and the Rebels slow reaction to contact.

A look at our operations with our troops pouring across the TN boarder.

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:36 pm
by GuileMike
This will be the closing point in the west, Ft. Pillow
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Johnston has put all in for defending Ft. Pillow. Lets see if we can draw him out.

We are having our way with western VA since most of the attention is directed to defending Richmond.

Richmond will be washed with blood.

Buell and The Army of Ohio are still sweeping east sacking every town along the way.

Nearly finished off these terrorists.

Grant encountered Baylor and thrashed him.

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:08 pm
by GuileMike
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Richmond is quite a feet to take but the CSA is not giving up Petersburg easily either.
The Rebels in their attempt to lift the siege of Petersburg sent at least a third of their troops from their defenses of Richmond. This might be the break we need to slip into the capitol. Butler was beaten badly but created a great distraction away from Richmond.

Our invasion of TN is going according to plan.

We are sitting tight and not going anywhere despite our loses.

The forts near the Kansas and MO border have become a chore to hold. We will raze then for now on if we lose them and retake them.

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:30 pm
by GuileMike
Chapter 6 - Wearing down their will to fight
We have finally done it, we tore down the defenses of Richmond.
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More to come later in this chapter

Well Sumter finally fell and some of my forces managed to escape to the outskirts of Charleston.

With Butler regrouping and awaiting new fresh troops. McClellan will go to the front and occupy Suffolk. Militia via boat will come to occupy Norfolk at a later date.

The Army of Ohio is being ordered North to take the last rebel towns of WV

While Refitting in New Smyrna, we got word that a CSN vessel was spoted heading south. We go out to intercept.

Right now in Hopefield, we will sit tight and see if the Rebs come at us.

Tuscon falls but the retreating rebels go south and occupy southern Arizona

Sending more men to the front at Richmond

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:41 pm
by GuileMike
With Island 10 under control, Pope will head west to engage Humboldt TN

A look at the Confederacy in shambles.

Johnston taking the fight to us and losing.

Pummeling Nashville

The Natives are restless up north

To eliminate Rebel presence in Arizona we will head further west.

Richmond is ours!
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Our men entering the rubble of a city.

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:52 pm
by GuileMike
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Nashville falls the same time period as Richmond.
Our men occupying Nashville with enemy activity advancing towards us. We also hold Carthage TN

Time to add more men to the generating force.

With Richmond occupied by our Armies, we may have opened up a Pandora's Box. Robert E Lee is free and taking the fight to me.

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:03 pm
by GuileMike
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Pope Approached this sleepy little TN town and got this thrown at him
We stirred up a hornets nest

After a successful campaign of demolishing the CSN in the south we come back up north and find more to blow up.

If things get serious up here with these fancy dressed natives I might need to send up the cavalry.

The Army of the Potomac including most of its corps surround Manchester VA and suffer heavy casualties. We have more more on the way to fill the ranks.

We unleashed hell on Ft. Donaldson

We continue to lay havoc to FLA

I hope this does not cause riots

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:08 pm
by GuileMike
Things are heating up on the other side of the James River from Richmond in Manchester.
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We may lose more men but our pool is greater.

Our naval forces fall near the SC/GA border

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Our men getting ready for the fight in Nashville. Defending this city is key to holding on to the Midwest.
We are dug in to stay

Grant is not going to be stopped

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:12 pm
by GuileMike
Chapter 7 - The Wearing of the Gray
This is the final chapter of the South's fight to separate from our country. Feel free to listen to this Ballard during this chapter.

The CSA was not messing around with our FLA invasion no more. They redeployed Huger from Charleston to the FLA East Coast.

The CSA was expelled from NM once and for all, now we have natives to deal with.

Operations in Arkansas

Operations in TN

FLA operations

Natives probing our forts

Memphis will not go down without a fight

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:20 pm
by GuileMike
Grant took Helena and now will launch an attack on Little Rock

If we take Petersberg, this could be the final dagger in the heart

We rush Petersburg with the Army of the Potomac with all our corps and take the city and push out Lee

We continue to win out west

Grant takes Little Rock with ease and get a promotion to 3 stars

A look at the Chesapeake area. The CSA is in shambles.

Add another capitol taken

Mr. President, we have them in check mate!

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:32 pm
by GuileMike




The South put down their arms and we begin the journey to become one nation again.


Some Towns were in denial


Victory Parade


It was stressful Mr. President but we achieved our objective to restore the Union.

Thank you for reading my AAR. I hope to do more of these in time.