TURN 25 Early April 62
USA NM = 110
CSA NM = 101
Foreign Help = -22
USA Combat losses = 21930
CSA Combat losses = 35364
USA VP = 897
CSA VP = 1117
USA VP per turn = 38
CSA VP per turn = 53
POW = 1400
Rail = 326
River = 112
Inflation = 12%
1. Free Balloon Rides for the Kiddies (if you don't mind them getting shot at)
2. Partisan Ranger Act (+20 conscripts)
3. $21 and 9 WS
4. CSA entrench now maxed at 5
5. GA Brigade freebie.
1. 3rd Battle of Manassas. Disaster in Manassas! Union Victory! Lee and Longstreet marched together from Clarke, but indeed hit the Rock of Manassas: entrenched troops in the mud. CSA PWR=2424, USA 2060. CSA 44226 men, 12547 horse, 150 cannon vs union 32751 men, 2724 horse, 174 cannon.
Results: -6NM, and +6NM for the Union (I think)
Hits taken: CSA 338, USA 224. Losses CSA 10603 men, 2685 horse, 16 cannon; USA 6872 men, 338 horses, 0 cannon. 3400 CSA taken prisoner. USA captured 6 WS. 19 of my elements routed, compared to 5 union. Trench effectiveness 251.
R.E. Lee blamed: Seniority = 8; B Johnson blamed-Seniority 80. He's also wounded in C'ville for 4 turns.
Moral of the story: Even Lee and Longstreet cannot overcome General Mud and General Entrenchment when they're together.
2. Polk takes the lone cannon at Island #10.
3. a skirmish in Alton IL: each side lost 30 men.
Results of Move Orders:
1. Big stack of Foote's ships move to Hatchie Confluent, one region north of Memphis. Foote sailed right through Buchanan's force which was blue/orange.
2. Grant in Paducah, and joined by Halleck from St. Louis and Gregg's stack. Grant PWR=2300! Bragg 1975, entrenched at 3.
3. Other inf units moved along the Ohio to Louisville. 3 regular and 2 militia to join Thomas there, who is PWR=490 max.
4. USA's Lyons Fleet has finally reappeared way up north in the Northern Basin, seemingly on its way to a Yankee port. Ships are very beat up (NE Squadron 27/122 is typical). Lyons is 301 of 301.
1. Lee to Harrisonburg. PWR all the way down to 172.
2. Longstreet stays in Clarke. PWR = 1424
3. Army HQ to Lee's destination.
4. New supply unit to C'ville.
5. Colston and three brigades from Wilmington to Richmond.
6. JEB Stuart from H.Ferry to Culpepper (14 days)
1. Hardee moves 2 regions N from Lawrence KS.
2. 2 inf bdes, a cav bde and a 10-lb arty arrive at Jefferson City MO from points south. This will put Price at around 270 there, entrenched at 4.
1. Buchanan's fleet holds tight to Obion Confluent, so as not to let Grant use River Movement to Memphis.
2. Polk to Memphis (11 days).
3. With Lyons spotted far away, Johnson's Corps emerges from New Orleans and storms Ft. St. Philips.
4. Many single unit raiders deep in West and Midwest.
Units= 5 Partisan units of varying types.
Replacements= 4 line inf, 2 cav,
Commentary: Very demoralizing loss. Hard lesson to learn that I couldn't count on Lee. 3-1 just isn't possible for me in this game. Dudosh is plodding as he said himself. Builds up stacks that are hard for me to take on, short of stripping everything in to a single army. Forces me on defense - with many places to defend. On the positive side, I'm holding my own in Tennessee so far, winning in Trans Mississippi (yeh, I know, so what?), and so far still intact in Virginia, with no current coastal invasions. So don't overreact. I have lost the advantage on National Morale though. That's tough.
Where will Grant go? After Bragg, south to Fort Memphis bypassing Bragg, or swing around to face Jackson in Nashville? What will the union do to follow up on its spectacular victory at Manassas?