Murtagks and I have found ourselves equally late to the Civil War 2 party, but we are enjoying enough for me to do an AAR on it (my first).
This is our fifth game against each other other, with me as the USA in four of our games including this one and Murtagks as the CSA.
Murtagks has vowed vengeance on me as I have had some degree of success in our past games and we have both ironed out many of our more rookie errors so I expect this will be a hard fought match.
Mandatory firing on Fort Sumter Shot. Beauregard was delayed, but subsequently took the fort. We then started to take up our positions.
In the east I did some scouting, but otherwise simply gathered my forces. I love naval invasions so I have readied some cavalry that I will land somewhere as a diversion and I will then perform a proper invasion to take out a major city and crank up that blockade percentage.
In the past I have tried Norfolk against Murtagks, but it is simply too easy to divert troops from the ANV to push them out. My preference is naturally New Orleans, but if it is too fortified I will open with Mobile, Savannah or Charleston.
In the west I will change tack from past games and not drive down Springfield towards Little Rock. I think I'll let him take the initiative there and focus my forces on the Mississippi instead. I'll be ready to cut off his supplies if Price makes a drive at St Louis.
Murtagks appears to have gone crazy with development in this area so I assume he wants build up forces to ambush U.S. Grant before he can get promoted. I will simply match his investment and trust that Grant can roll over him.
We will probably continue tomorrow.
Last edited by Naturamix
on Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.