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Early September 63

Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:44 pm

Next youtube positing is up.


http://youtu.be/dcZGJc_pKr4

Lee wins in NC... But the Union escapes. Longstreet loses in VA. The noose around Vicksburg and Port Hudson tightens.

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Late September 63

Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:23 pm

The next youtube posting is up.


http://youtu.be/ocprr9nwqaM

Petersburg is gone! NC is with the CSA, for the moment.

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Early October 63

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:56 am


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Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:37 pm

A brief update. I've left Richmond and am now in DC. The Internet is working well here (who would have thought?) so I won't able to upload videos for a week. I'll continue making them though. Meagher was asking about how Vickbsburg is getting supply. I told him I have no idea either. Does anyone out there know?

Charles

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Late October 63

Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:29 pm

The Union continues to move.


http://youtu.be/SdxuzgX6cHk

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Early November 63

Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:30 pm

The Union looks at NC. Port Hudson and Vicksburg are still in CSA hands out west.


http://youtu.be/AWAIYB2fg9Q

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Late November 63

Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:14 pm

The Union continues to advance!


http://youtu.be/DeC2FbYL4C0

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Early December 63

Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:41 pm

We are starting to starve in GA/TN again!


http://youtu.be/TsAA2y1DqRc

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Late Dec 63

Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:50 pm

Savannah falls to the Union!


http://youtu.be/OMAtx0DsKPQ

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Early Jan 1864

Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:07 pm

We made it to 1864!

http://youtu.be/_dIaJ8dz90M

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Late Jan 64

Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:55 pm

The supply issues continue!

http://youtu.be/317gxoPg5e0

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Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:59 pm

You could post save game in the main forum, so it may be looked up what is the reason for Vicksburg getting supplies.

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Early Feb 64

Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:27 pm

More supply hits!

http://youtu.be/B8pWpeeYgZs

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Late Feb64

Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Newman and I talk about the blockade mechanics in detail.

Also.... more supply hits.

http://youtu.be/OG4fEaXRAk0

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Early March 64

Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:59 pm

Newman and I talk about the supply and strength colors. And..... more starvation in Early March 64

http://youtu.be/Kcqwo26Xt7o

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Late March 64

Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:55 pm

Newman and I discuss how to do a basic attack. Then, take a look at the situation in late March 64.

http://youtu.be/RGOrcEDhKsw

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Defeat - Early April 64

Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:02 pm

Atlanta is gone. The game is over!

http://youtu.be/KygzzP1MWWE

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Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:50 pm

The 63 scenario is very difficult for the CSA. As Charles indicated, the lack of supply is challenging even without Union interference. As the US, I could rely on supply trouble to do much of the work of dislodging the CSA from strong positions. This game should be regarded as interesting, but not a test of skill due to the massive advantage I held. All I can say is that I did warn Charles.

I settled on two theaters of operation. One was to force the CSA to abandon VA getting behind Lee's supply lines; the other was to cut off forces along the Mississippi river and eventually put pressure on Atlanta from the east. I had no intention of making a frontal attack in the unfavorable terrain of southeast TN.

The Gulf campaign under Grant got underway quickly. I foolishly chose to test Vicksburg and even more foolishly allowed heavy casualties by carelessly moving along the river. On the other hand, I believe I did well to focus on taking control of the railroads rather than remaining obsessed with the forts. I had to interrupt my progress at times to assure supply, but I was able to isolate CSA forces and overrun MS and AL.

In VA I first tried the direct rout of turning the CSA left. I was very tempted to continue hammering away at Lee's line, and it may have worked, but I chose to shift resources to an amphibious campaign in NC. Although I was unable to cut the rail to Richmond and almost got myself in trouble, Reynolds' army stretched out Lee's forces and forced several costly battles. By the time I had been driven out of NC, Lee's forces had lost much of their strength, while I could replace my losses without even drafting.

In my opinion, the decisive moment came when I exploited the two-week turns to steal a march on the ANV and get two strong corps in position south of Fredricksburg. The major Union victories came as a direct result of this maneuver which forced the ANV to abandon it's trenches and engage in the open field. I may make another post detailing this portion of the game.

After Charles managed to somehow hold a line at NC, I decided to shift operations directly to GA. My execution was somewhat sloppy, especially at Fort Gadsden where I spent a month marching through the swamp in the wrong region. Still, I maintained sufficient force to deter a counter attack and interrupted supply into Atlanta and Chattanooga. Taking Savannah opened up a reliable supply rout for my forces in central GA while the CSA army melted away through the winter and spring.

If there is anything to learn from my play in this game, it is how to defeat a strong position by cutting off its supply rather than direct assault. Or perhaps its to never sail past enemy forts using the river pool.

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Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:52 pm

Great analysis Meagher!

If you are getting to the thread now. All the videos (3 hours and 30 minutes) are in a playlist at

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0elpXyl8LDXi-sW_3YCNmfCEUnxF1dBh&feature=view_all

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