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'True Ground SR1' - Scenarios & OOBs

2 weeks 5 days ago - 2 weeks 5 days ago #121 by RebBugler

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  • GB2-29btn_July2-Hood Attacks, On To The Union Left (C-Div)

    Length of Play: 1 hour

    Command: Hood's Division

    Situation: After countermarching all morning, you have finally reached the staging area for your assault on the Federal left. There should be an open path around their flank.

    Mission: Sweep around the left of the Federal line.

    Gameplay: The last fifteen minutes (17:15), the three Major objectives will turn gold and award 65 points per minute each once activated.

    Forces Available:
    Major General John B. Hood, commanding Hood's Division, Army of Northern Virginia

    Law's Brigade, Col. James L. Sheffield
    4th Alabama, Lieut. Col. L. H. Scruggs
    15th Alabama, Col. William C. Oates
    44th Alabama, Col. William F. Perry
    47th Alabama, Col. Michael J. Bulger
    48th Alabama, Capt. Thomas J. Eubanks

    Robertson's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Jerome B. Robertson
    3d Arkansas, Col. Van H. Manning
    1st Texas, Lieut. Col. P. A. Work
    4th Texas, Col. J. C. G. Key
    5th Texas, Col. R. M. Powell

    Anderson's Brigade, Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson
    7th Georgia, Col. W. W. White
    8th Georgia, Col. John R. Towers
    9th Georgia, Lieut. Col. John C. Mounger
    11th Georgia, Col. F. H. Little
    59th Georgia, Col. Jack Brown

    Benning's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning
    2d Georgia, Lieut. Col. William T. Harris
    15th Georgia, Col. D. M. DuBose
    17th Georgia, Col. W. C. Hodges
    20th Georgia, Col. John A. Jones

    Hood's Division Artillery
    Branch (North Carolina) Artillery, Capt. A. C. Latham
    German (South Carolina) Artillery, Capt. William K. Bachman
    Palmetto (South Carolina) Light Artillery, Capt. Hugh R. Garden
    Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery, Capt. James Reilly

    Division strength: 7227 troops and officers, 19 Guns
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    A Revision of the Revision, Consider this as the Grognard Edition of 'GB2-28btn'
    - As the new name for this scenario denotes, John Bell Hood is now in command.
    - As hinted in Gameplay (explained above), securing all three primary objectives, Devil's Den, Little Round Top, and The Wheatfield, is now necessary to achieve a Major Victory.

    With one second left, the game will pause displaying the Variant played. For posting, select 'ME' just before this pause to show your final stats - score, strength, and casualty counts. Then screenshot (key F4) at the 'one second pause' to verify your 'end battle' stats along with the variant played. Also, note that the variant window is center-top. This is placed so an appropriate screenshot view of the battle's end can be shown unobscured by the variant window.


    Achieved this Major Victory late night before last after suffering a Defeat just a couple of hours before, playing the same variant as posted. Haven't tested all the other variants yet, but can almost guarantee their Grognard leanings.



    ***Biographical Information***

    John Bell Hood
    After the outbreak of the Civil War, Hood resigned his commission in the United States Army and enlisted in the Confederate Army, receiving a commission as a lieutenant. Hood rose rapidly, and on March 7, 1862 he was promoted to Brigadier General in command of the renowned Texas Brigade. The Texas Brigade's heroics saved the Confederate left flank at Antietam in September 1862, after which Hood would be promoted to Major General. Hood was severely wounded at Gettysburg, losing use of his left arm. After recovering, Hood was assigned to the Army of Tennessee. On September 18, 1863, he rejoined his division for the Battle of Chickamauga. Hood's forces broke through the Federal battle line, which led to the rout of the Yankees. During the battle Hood received wounds that resulted in the amputation of his right leg. In September, 1863 Hood was recommended for promotion to lieutenant general for his decisive role in the Confederate victory at Chickamauga.

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    2 weeks 3 days ago #122 by Jolly

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  • I keep failing miserably on this one!
    This is my third attempt - I lose out on the final objective which I can eventually hold, but with 2 mins left on the objective, it times out. Argghhh.

    I probably would not have got an MV, but the scenario actually runs for 45 mins, instead of the 50 mins listed. I playing away there thinking I've still got over 5 mins to go, and then it's curtains). Haha :)



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    2 weeks 2 days ago #123 by RebBugler

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  • Jolly wrote: I keep failing miserably on this one!
    This is my third attempt - I lose out on the final objective which I can eventually hold, but with 2 mins left on the objective, it times out. Argghhh.

    I probably would not have got an MV, but the scenario actually runs for 45 mins, instead of the 50 mins listed. I playing away there thinking I've still got over 5 mins to go, and then it's curtains). Haha :)



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    The AI's being tough on ya with this one, but I know you'll figure it out. Again, it's about timing, took me a while to figure it out too, with a series of defeats. With three objectives, all held by the enemy, it's quite a challenge. Hands down, this scenario is my favorite of the 'Caldwell brigade series' scenarios. It demands constant immersion, or you're toast.

    Can't figure out your statement that "the scenario actually runs for 45 mins, instead of the 50 mins listed" . I've double checked all the timing related files and can find no irregularities. The game begins at 17:40 and ends at 18:30...50 minutes by military time standards, and my calculator, although I did manage to do the math in my head, if just barely. :unsure:

    Thanks for the Report! :)

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    2 weeks 2 days ago #124 by Jolly

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  • Ahh - this is what threw me into thinkin' I had 5 mins left!


    haha - a simple error! :)

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    1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #125 by RebBugler

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  • GB2-30btn_July2-Those 'Damned Red Flags' Cometh (U-Div)

    Length of Play: 1 hour

    Command: Major General David B. Birney's 1st Division

    Situation: The half hour Rebel cannonade has ceased and as predicted, the Rebel assault has begun. Reinforcements are promised, but will they arrive soon enough to save us from that Rebel tide headed by those "Damned Red Flags"?

    Mission: Defend and hold your position

    Gameplay:
    The last fifteen minutes (17:15), the four Major objectives will turn gold and award 50 points per minute each once activated.

    Forces Available:
    Major General David B. Birney, commanding the First Division, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, under Major General Daniel E Sickles

    Second Brigade, Brig General John H. Ward
    20th Indiana Regiment, Colonel John Wheeler
    3rd Maine Regiment, Colonel Moses Lakeman
    4th Maine Regiment, Colonel Elijah Walker
    86th New York Regiment, Lt. Colonel Benjamin Higgins
    124th New York Regiment, Colonel Augustus Ellis
    99th Pennsylvania Regiment, Major John Moore
    2nd U.S. Sharpshooters, Major Homer Stoughton

    Third Brigade, Colonel Phillippe de Trobriand
    17th Maine Regiment, Lt. Colonel Charles Merrill
    3rd Michigan Regiment, Colonel Byron Pierce
    5th Michigan Regiment, Lt. Colonel John Pulford
    40th New York Regiment, Colonel Thomas Egan

    Attached from:
    Second Division / Third Corps, Brig Gen Andrew A Humphreys

    Third Brigade, Colonel George C Burling
    5th New Jersey Regiment, Colonel William J. Sewell
    6th New Jersey Regiment, Colonel Gershom Mott
    8th New Jersey Regiment, Colonel John Ramsey
    115th Pennsylvania Regiment, Major John Dunne

    Attached from:
    First Division / Fifth Corps, Brig Gen James Barnes

    First Brigade, Colonel William S Tilton
    18th Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel Joseph Hayes
    22nd Massachusetts Regiment, Lt. Colonel Thomas Sherwin Jr.
    1st Michigan Regiment, Colonel Ira C. Abbott
    118th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel James Gwyn

    Second Brigade, Colonel Jacob B Sweitzer
    32nd Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel George Lincoln Prescott
    4th Michigan Regiment, Colonel Harrison H. Jeffords
    62nd Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel James C. Hull

    Third Brigade, Colonel Strong Vincent
    83rd Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Orpheus S. Woodward
    16th Michigan Regiment, Lt Colonel Norval Welch
    20th Maine Regiment, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain
    44th New York Regiment, Colonel James Rice

    Attached from:
    Second Division / Fifth Corps, Brig General Romeyn B Ayres

    Third Brigade, Brig General Stephen H. Weed
    140th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Richard P. Roberts
    146th New York Regiment, Colonel Kenner Garrard
    91st Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel Joseph Sinex
    155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel John Cain

    Captain Charles E Hazlett, Battery D - 5th U.S. Artillery
    Captain George B Winslow, Battery D - 1st New York Artillery
    Captain James E Smith, 4th Battery - New York Artillery

    Division strength: 8605 troops and officers, 18 guns
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    Consider this scenario as the Union response to the Rebel 'On To The Roundtops' versions. This scenario moves the Confederate assault historically but its last 15 minutes demands an ahistorical approach by the Federals to regain any lost ground, as represented by the four Major objectives.

    A Head's Up...
    Move the 3rd Maine (Ward's brigade) regiment from the Peach Orchard to the Wheatfield, or a place of your choosing. If left there they will be totally destroyed by Rebel cannon. This was an oversight by me as they shouldn't have been assigned to Birney's division although they are in Ward's brigade. I just discovered this oversight after this last play so won't change the files since I still got a major victory even though their destruction cost me -200 points. So, consider them a bonus, if you remember to move them to safety. :)

    One second left...
    All objectives secured. However, the LRT and Wheatfield objectives are severly pressured and might have fallen in the next few minutes...Saved by the bell!


    Being my first and only Major Victory after three nights of test playing, this scenario demanded quite a bit of troop management for success. It should provide for an immersive challenge on a large scale.






    And Jolly, thanks for the 'text error' find on the Brooke's scenario...Fixed with this update.

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    1 week 6 days ago #126 by Jolly

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  • I'm behind by a couple of scenarios I think, but I'm looking forward to this one!

    Thanks Reb.

    btw, your MV pic looks interesting. Like some sort of dramatic composite. Looks really good!

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    1 week 5 days ago #127 by Jolly

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  • I've at last managed to get a MV on this scenario on my forth attempt.
    Whew! Twas a hard nut to crack.
    I found that that you have to be aggressive, pushing all the time to reach the third and final objective, and then try and hold it with around 10 mins left on the clock.

    I missed an extra 100 points by 2 seconds, so not too shoddy! ;)



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    1 week 3 days ago #128 by RebBugler

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  • Jolly wrote: I've at last managed to get a MV on this scenario on my forth attempt.
    Whew! Twas a hard nut to crack.
    I found that that you have to be aggressive, pushing all the time to reach the third and final objective, and then try and hold it with around 10 mins left on the clock.

    I missed an extra 100 points by 2 seconds, so not too shoddy! ;)



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    "Not too shoddy" at all! An excellent win, at least by my expectations. Your timing for holding the last objective was just off by 2 seconds from being perfect...but you know that. :)

    Congrats!

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