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Post  Martin on Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:19 pm

Thanks for posting that, Davide.  It’s very interesting to see the battle from the other side.  

I set up the game with corps-level forces.  Both forces had become separated in the heavily-wooded terrain, so the CinCs had to discover where their divisions were, before they could firm-up on plans.

The Union had about 2,000 more men and also more guns, but the Rebs had better quality troops.  They were also much more concentrated, as the largest Union division started a couple of miles to the rear.  But neither side had good intelligence of the other’s strength and deployment.

A great deal would therefore hinge on whether the Rebs could defeat the 1st and 2nd Union Divisions, before my large 3rd Division arrived from the rear.

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Post  mitra on Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:42 pm

Yes unluckily Longstreet found himself attacked from bigger forces before I saw your force comes and I could order a retreat; I gave him a order to attack when there was only a brigade around and he found himself in a bad situation before I realize what is coming on his flank. You did well with your division, don't worry, there is nothing you could do more.


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Post  Martin on Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:17 pm

Yes that's true, Longstreet.  I hit you with 3 large brigades on front & flank, so the odds were very much against you.  It's true that my troops weren't of especially good quality, but - as the Russians used to say - numbers have a quality of their own  Smile 

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