Sorry all for this, I intended on submitting my orders this evening as I got back late on Monday from Fla. and yesterday had to work and go shopping to restock the fridge etc.
Congrats to Manstein. I likely had fouled up my Union game by misjudging the supply situation of the Corps that slipped north of the Union Army and by assaulting Richmond when I did. This is mostly from lack of recent experience in playing ACW, I have only played tourney PBEM for the last 2 years and have never been playing against the Athena except for the first few months when I got the game 4years ago. I totally misread Smith's supply at Richmond when I saw his beseiged Corps lose strength, the Richmond town icon supply showing empty and region showing pillaged, I suspected that Smith's Corp was going to lose much of its strength in the turn supply phase and my assault would gain Richmond and more morale/VP's gain if I won before the Corp lost all of its elements due to starvation. Since Jackson/Longstreet showed up also after I lost the assault, I lost the ability to reinforce Fredricksburg (block/protect Manassas/Washington) and force the rebel corps to assault a strong position with no source of supply which would have totally changed the situation. If I had waited to assault, I strongly suspect Manstein's gambit would have proven to be fatal to his CSA fortunes.
As it is now, I have limited strength in the area to reinforce Maryland and it was unlikely I was not to keep Washington/Baltimore unless the supply situation was worse than shown.
Thanks Chris for your patience and effort in running the tourney and hosting.
Thanks Jim for your efforts in hosting.
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