[CENTER][color="#FF0000"]DAYS OF DEFEAT[/color]
Hi everybody, I really appreciate to read other AAR so I decided to create one for my first PBEM. I'm really not an expert in strategy (you will not learn from me, except mistakes
) and I don't know all the small rules and tips that make this game great but I will try to oppose Gary as best as I can. As you can read, English is not my mother tongue so I ask you to forgive the mistakes I made, make, will make. I hope you will enjoy it.
Beginning of April 1861: South Carolina left the Union a few months ago followed by 6 other states. One of the first decision, was to get some money by raising taxes, create war bonds and create paper money. But the government was aware of danger on this last solution: inflation would soon be a big problem if it's used too much. With the money that should arrived soon the new army of the Confederacy will soon be raised.
On the war field, PGT Beauregard was ordered to take Fort Sumter. Every ships were sent to the sea, to bring back from Europe everything that could be used for the war in exchange of king cotton despite the fact that Union claimed blockade of Confederacy.
On the second half of April 1861, PGT Beauregard took fort Sumter, the first victory for the young Confederacy. We hope that many will follow. Few other States joined the Confederacy
Meanwhile in the Union, agent reports that many demonstrations for the South cause took part in the North in different cities.
Early May 1861, the Confederacy is recruiting men for its armies everywhere in seceded states, assembling two main forces under Beauregard in Manassas and Johnston in Strasburg.
Instead of being trapped in Richmond, the Virginia squadron will try to reach the ocean where it could be more useful.
Late May 1861, North Carolina seceded, now railroads from deep south are opened to send the troops that were prepared in South Carolina to reinforce armies at border with Union.
The flight of the Virginia Squadron was a success! It's now in Charleston and await new orders.
Small militia took and lost Fredericktown on the same week. Big armies stand on their positions for the moment.