Orphan_kentuckian wrote:Unfortunately our corps under Franklin was in attack mode while moving on Culpepper so it seems it put our whole force in attack stance. I think had that not happened we would have won a tremendous victory here.
Cardinal Ape wrote:Using Pope as a corps commander, aye? I really don't like him, and I'm not alone, he is so unpopular that he gives all forces under his command -10 cohesion. With his low seniority if he manages to claim credit for any victories it goes straight to his head, he thinks he is a god or something. The last thing I want to do is pay NM to not promote him.
Speaking of promoting - Did PGTB die? Is that why Jackson is a 3 star general? Not his best role...
Ripster8 wrote:Only in TEAW have I seen that level of casualties. Like you said, it seems very historically unrealistic. Lee lost over 60% of his entire army in two days, 50,000 men slaughtered! The Army of Northern Virginia had excellent morale but I believe that even they would have broken and routed away long before 60% of them were dead. It would have been perhaps more palatable if they had lost 10-15% in battle and then lost another 10-15% in the pusuit after the battle but the 60% level of casualties puts the Battle of the Somme to shame!
elxaime wrote:I never knew that a head of a stack, if they commanded a division, may not still be the commander, even though ranking.
Cardinal Ape wrote:Yes, if you give up Donelson and Nashville then Corinth becomes the likely next target. However, if your defense is centered around Memphis, you could have a corps in both Memphis and Corinth, with an army between them in Hardeman, supporting both regions.
I feel that setup works pretty good, I've broke that line as the Union, but it costed me dearly. I felt my only option was to attack Corinth; Hitting Memphis would require a naval landing or crossing the river from Covington, I'd also have to dog pile all my forces in Covington to support the attack. Hitting the center of the line in Hardeman is foolish, once again the Union would have to attack from Covington to avoid the river crossing. So then, Corinth becomes the likely target. Thankfully, Corinth is a forest region, where your infantry will fight 15% better than Union's. The max range of 4 in a forest will also help your men against a massive Union artillery barrage that would otherwise happen in clearer terrain.
Orphan_kentuckian wrote:[color="#FF0000"]LATE NOVEMBER 1861[/color]
As a side note; In my older PBEM vs. Charles that he posted on YouTube, I had him on the ropes early on and his NM was hovering around the 70's. Then he got these events PLUS the rare Trent event where it increased the Foreign Entry but gave him 10 NM! He received around 17 NM for literally doing nothing which in my opinion saved his bacon. I was sitting in the 130's! He shot back up to 90 something in just a few turns. It was a bit frustrating to say the least. I know that event is pretty rare, but there is a chance. Plus I have NEVER seen Foreign Entry get to 100. I know it can happen, I've just never seen it. I thought I had him when our NM difference was so big just because my attacks would have been more successful with the max cohesion bonus. Bah. I'm still kinda salty about it, but only because its on YouTube forever. lol. Okay Confederate fan biased rant off.
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