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YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:20 pm

Time to start another YouTube AAR. This is the 1864 Scenario which starts in late April 1864.

The playlist is here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0elpXyl8LDU5ZxY1vvPCcka4EhSTv8XB

or follow the channel https://www.youtube.com/charlesonmissions

Settings:

Fog of War On

Delayed Commitment - Medium

Foreign Entry - Normal

Historical Attrition - On

Automated Replacements - Off

Activation Rule - Veteran

Randomized Generals - No

Naval Box - Standard

Extended Pool - Historical

Easy Supply - Off

Traffic Penalty - Medium

House Rules:

No Moving into enemy held structure or force on the 1st turn.

I won't post every time there is a new video. However, happy to answer questions here and I'll post if something especially interesting happens.

Thanks to principes romanes for offering to play.

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Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:11 pm

Can't wait to see your 3rd and some actual combat. If it were me I'd conduct more raids into Union territory.
Some of the loyalty might be low enough to take back some towns and cities. I think your plans for the Far
West are ill advised, given the distances and the manpower you have on hand. Just a few thoughts. Looking
forward to the next video!
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Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:19 pm

DrPostman wrote:Can't wait to see your 3rd and some actual combat. If it were me I'd conduct more raids into Union territory.
Some of the loyalty might be low enough to take back some towns and cities. I think your plans for the Far
West are ill advised, given the distances and the manpower you have on hand. Just a few thoughts. Looking
forward to the next video!
:hat:


The far west is an interesting one. I basically have some forces that are stuck over there since it isn't easy to get them across the Mississippi. Also, rangers don't require WS, which is nice. Texas has quite a bit of VPs, so I just can't let those be rolled up. Texas basically had no forces when we started, so bringing what is there together + the ranger tranche + Watie/Shelby should stabilize. I'd love to get Shelby out to CO and take those gold mines. This turn, I'll need to recruit for VA though, for certain.

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Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:46 am

:siffle: Okay, I fully admit that it took me waay too long to figure out why you didn't mention where Stonewall was deployed. I've played too many 1861 games where he never dies; it messed up my memory.

Thankfully, it looks like you have an abundance of corps commanders to choose from. Getting all those promotions in a full campaign can be near impossible, especially in a PBEM game. At least you have that going for ya, it looks pretty difficult otherwise.

I'm looking forward to seeing some Shelby ranger action. Do you think taking the gold mines is worth it? Not a lot of time left to build with...

Its nice that you remember the Alamo, but surely there is some artillery other than the 1st Alamo City guards that needs Huger's artillery skills more?

Also, as a viewer of your previous video AAR, I couldn't help but notice the pause around .... Arizona :D

Good show, thanks for taking the time to document your game.

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Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:47 am

Having never played that scenario I didn't think about rangers. Can you recruit many?
How about RDG copperheads? They could come in handy too with those gold mines.
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:57 am

I recruited all 6 rangers available in Galveston. Copperheads is an interesting idea, I used them to shore up Mobile and Savannah though. Maybe they will come back as an option again.

DrPostman wrote:Having never played that scenario I didn't think about rangers. Can you recruit many?
How about RDG copperheads? They could come in handy too with those gold mines.

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Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:00 pm

That was me that replied to your most recent YouTube video. Keep up the good work. I'm very interested
in what happens next!
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Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:42 pm

Your Union opponent is being way too timid. Logan should have moved to threaten Atlanta and
Sherman should have moved South and hit your force there. I am curious though, why are most
of your garrisons in passive posture? Keep up the series. I'm enjoying it.
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Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:45 pm

I thought he would try to flank me in GA, but at least this time, he backed off.

I use passive hoping they would escape - though maybe defend/retreat on engage would be better.

DrPostman wrote:Your Union opponent is being way too timid. Logan should have moved to threaten Atlanta and
Sherman should have moved South and hit your force there. I am curious though, why are most
of your garrisons in passive posture? Keep up the series. I'm enjoying it.


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Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:08 pm

Yes, principes romanes has exams going on, so we have a 2 week pause. Sorry, forgot to mention that.

DrPostman wrote:Is the game still going on? :confused:


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Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:54 pm

Next video is posted.

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Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:45 am

Looks like things are going better than expected for the CSA. Enjoying the series.
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Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:27 am

Well, Cleburne is cut off... so, I'm not really sure about this. I need to go back and see how Logan was able to move that quickly. I

DrPostman wrote:Looks like things are going better than expected for the CSA. Enjoying the series.

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:44 am

If you could detach a few more cavalry units to do some raiding it would put the Union
on guard a little more but cutting rail lines like you are doing is good. Just remember
that they also supply via the river as well. Speaking of, in Texas that New England
Squadron the union has there is also carrying troops. When playing the Union I
especially like sending raids up rivers to take undefended Confederate cities, especially
in Texas. Enjoying the series!
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Sat May 13, 2017 10:37 pm

It appears that a lot of your units, especially garrison militia, are in PP stance. In my
experience that tends to lead to a slaughter without even putting up a fight. Still, you
are holding on and you might do better than historically. You're doing very well in Texas
and perhaps you could send some forces from there into Louisiana to cause him some
headaches. Enjoying the series.
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Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Sat May 13, 2017 11:31 pm

I'm not sure what else to do with the garrison militia except PP. Maybe defend retreat is better.

At this point, since I can't move the capital, if he takes Richmond that is the end of the game. It's been a tough series and I've had a few unlucky breaks.

DrPostman wrote:It appears that a lot of your units, especially garrison militia, are in PP stance. In my
experience that tends to lead to a slaughter without even putting up a fight. Still, you
are holding on and you might do better than historically. You're doing very well in Texas
and perhaps you could send some forces from there into Louisiana to cause him some
headaches. Enjoying the series.

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Sun May 14, 2017 7:59 pm

charlesonmission wrote:I'm not sure what else to do with the garrison militia except PP. Maybe defend retreat is better.
At this point, since I can't move the capital, if he takes Richmond that is the end of the game. It's been a tough series and I've had a few unlucky breaks.

I wish the game allowed the choice of a city to move your capital to instead of the
hard and fast options in the game. It'd be great to move it to Houston ;)
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Sun May 21, 2017 1:06 am

Your opponent is pretty smart. Did you notice he's using pure artillery divisions? Don't think the war
is going to last much longer for the South. One good push and he can take Richmond. Good series.

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Re: YouTube AAR - 1864 Scenario - charlesonmission (CSA) vs. principes romanes (Union)

Sun May 21, 2017 12:41 pm

Yes, he has that. Longstreet had one as well.... but just not enough. It's tough as the CSA, don't have enough forces to defend everywhere. Time to head back to Richmond and see what gives out first. Supplies or men....

DrPostman wrote:Your opponent is pretty smart. Did you notice he's using pure artillery divisions? Don't think the war
is going to last much longer for the South. One good push and he can take Richmond. Good series.

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