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RebelBugler's GB150 Scenarios.

5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #1 by Jean Lafitte

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  • I just finished Day One with a Major Victory for CSA. This was my second try at the scenario. First try was a Victory.

    Great scenario. Actually captured Cemetery Hill and Cemetery Ridge, but, when Day 2 starts, the scenario begins at the historical Day 2 positions.

    I don't know whether it is worth it or not to continue to attack late into the scenario even after all of the Objectives are expired. I did so because I figured that I was causing more casualties than I was taking. Union 11th Corps wiped out. Union 1st Corps wiped out except for the Division that didn't make it to the battle.

    I know that this engine has been tirelessly worked on and the results are wonderful. There are times when my Commanders are suicidal and walk right into enemy units, even when they are not on TC. The AI for the artillery sometimes seems to cause unnecessary and strange movements sometimes. I know that these issues are well known, and, I'm sure that these issues have already been worked on and improved, so, I'm thankful for all the hard work.

    Thanks for the GB150 scenarios, RebBugler. I bought this game back before Norb's association with Matrix. I bought TC First and Second Manassas. However, the GB150 scenario is my first experience with your GB mods and scenarios.
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    5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #2 by RebBugler

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  • Here's the write up for the second day in case you missed it:
    www.norbsoftdev.net/forum/modifications/35267-bugles-a-flags-xv?limit=30&start=210#59212

    Great job on that first day scenario, looking forward to hearing about your second day success story. :)

    Warning: Spoiler!

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    5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #3 by Jean Lafitte

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    5 years 8 months ago #4 by Jean Lafitte

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  • I didn't read the spoilers before I tried the scenario on my own.

    I got a Major Victory, but, I ended the scenario with End Battle once I scored the points. Is that cheating?
    :laugh:

    I will have to try your spoilers in the future.

    I achieved an Inconclusive Fight result with the next scenario, which is a Cavalry battle East of Gettysburg.
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    5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #5 by RebBugler

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  • I didn't read the spoilers before I tried the scenario on my own.

    I got a Major Victory, but, I ended the scenario with End Battle once I scored the points. Is that cheating?
    :laugh:

    I will have to try your spoilers in the future.

    I achieved an Inconclusive Fight result with the next scenario, which is a Cavalry battle East of Gettysburg.


    Hey, if you didn't heed the Spoiler advice then more to ya, and Congratulations for conquering scenario two. You took a chance with the End Battle before time, glad that didn't mess with the carry over. I have never tested that scoring facet, now I know, thanks for the testing. :P

    Now the big 'What If' begins: What if Jeb's division rolled over the Union cavalry contingent at East Cavalry Field and continued on to carry out it's vital part in Lee's victory plan at Cemetery Hill?

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    5 years 8 months ago #6 by Jean Lafitte

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  • I suffered a Major Defeat in the battle for Culp's Hill on 3 July. This terminates my effort to triumphantly crush this fine series of scenarios. Now I am reduced to begging for spoilers, tips and guidance as I replay it again and again trying to win.

    :P

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    5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #7 by RebBugler

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  • I suffered a Major Defeat in the battle for Culp's Hill on 3 July. This terminates my effort to triumphantly crush this fine series of scenarios. Now I am reduced to begging for spoilers, tips and guidance as I replay it again and again trying to win.

    :P


    Ha, we just overlapped posts. So, Jeb was successful, great, the plan goes on.

    Now, the last key before the finale, maintain your position at Culp's hill.

    No spoilers here, just protect the objective. Don't draw extra attention, let the Yanks attack on their own. Basic stuff for winning, use the defensive bonus objects, especially the breastworks, and seek out good flanking positions as you stop advancing units short of the objective perimeter.

    Note: All you need is a draw, 3000 pts., to carryover. Still, all Major Victorys are best for Braggin' Rights, plus they denote solid wins casualty ratio wise.

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    5 years 8 months ago #8 by RebBugler

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  • Just played Spangler's Springs again and barely got a Draw, yeah, it's kinda tough. Gotta get all of your troops over protecting the objective, plus, inflict a lot of casualties on the enemy, 500 more than received for a Major Victory.

    Since these troops have been engaged and depleted over the course of the battle it's critical that you command enough to win this scenario. With my carryover efforts I begin with 5593 troops under Johnson. How many do you have?

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    5 years 8 months ago #9 by Jean Lafitte

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  • 4811 is the strength of Johnson's command at start. Considerably less than 5593.

    Reb, why is the Victory Objective icon copper/bronze colored instead of silver? Is it worth fewer points?

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    5 years 8 months ago #10 by RebBugler

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  • 4811 is the strength of Johnson's command at start. Considerably less than 5593.

    Reb, why is the Victory Objective icon copper/bronze colored instead of silver? Is it worth fewer points?


    Yeah, that lower number may hurt your cause, but you should still be able to manage at least a Draw and move on. Hold the objective the duration and match casualty numbers, that should get you the 3000 points you need for a Draw.

    The bronze tinted objectives represent Hold objectives, this distinguishes them from Waypoint objectives.

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    5 years 8 months ago #11 by Jean Lafitte

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  • Finally started Pickett's Charge on the Day 3 scenario. 50 minutes into the battle. The CSA has taken The Angle, but, this may be the High Water Mark. Maintaining the offensive momentum against superior enemy numbers will be difficult.
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    5 years 8 months ago #12 by RebBugler

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  • Great, thought "bogged down in Spangler's Springs" might of been your undoing. :unsure:

    Now, capturing and holding the high ground, good luck Sir! :)

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    5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #13 by Jean Lafitte

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  • Pickett's Charge broke the center of the Federal line. The bulk of these charging Confederates wheeled Left and joined in a concentric attack on the Federal positions to the North. Lee ordered execution of a Neo-Cannae designed to "strike down and scatter those people positioned near that Arch".

    This was accomplished while Longstreet maintained a defensive line facing East, but pushed back from Devil's Den and Little Round Top.

    Alas, none of these efforts were able to avoid a catastrophic MAJOR DEFEAT.

    :sick:

    GREAT scenario fun, Reb. Thank you !
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    5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #14 by RebBugler

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  • Jean Lafitte

    Again, thanks for this great blow by blow, day by day AAR, you're the first to get through this Gettysburg gauntlet. Which, should be named more aptly, Lee's Blind Plan, the historic 'what if' version.

    Anyway, a technical question:
    What version of B&F were you running, and what OS are you using?
    I ask because I just got a report that B&F XV is crashing consistently for another member and I need some of your setup specifics for comparison. I'm assuming your gameplay was stable, since you reported no issues.

    Thanks

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    3 years 6 months ago #15 by Jean Lafitte

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  • I feel terrible about not answering you here, Reb Bugler. I don't know what brought me away from the forum two years ago.

    Anyway, I must have been running the latest version of B&F because that was my first effort, so, I downloaded and used the latest version.

    Also, Windows 7 is what I was running then and now.
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