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Charles (CSA) vs. Meagher (Union) 1863

Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:37 pm

Hi there everyone, welcome to my 3rd AAR. This AAR will be a little outside of the norm because we are starting with the 1863 campaign. I’m (Charles) the CSA and Meagher is the Union. I wanted to give the 1863 campaign a go as I’ve never gone down that road. It’s an interesting idea starting off in a historical position in the middle of the war. The challenge will be large for the CSA as it certainly was in history. In addition, Newman5 and I will be making a video AAR of this. You can check out the introduction post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBps8-Y5xnk

Newman won’t be giving advice, but we thought it would be fun to comment on the game together as it progresses and talk about the historical situations. Please subscribe in Youtube and follow the war. I will also do the standard writing and pictures here! The settings are:
Players: Charles-CSA, Meagher-Union

1.16a Quickfix2
Fog of war: Yes
Activation: medium
Randomized Generals: No
Naval box handling: standard
Redeployment: 1 per turn
Delayed commitment: medium
Foreign entry: normal
Historical attrition: on
House rules: none since we are already in 1863.

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Late March 63 - Texas, Arakansas, Louisana

Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:34 am

The situation starts of rather dire for the CSA in the west. Texas is still in CSA control, but Missouri is long gone, Arkansas is threatened by a large army from General Curtis. New Orleans, the jewel of the south was captured in 1862 and Port Hudson is now threatened.


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Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:58 am

Hey, thanks for doing a new AAR. Yours are always fascinating. Thanks to Newman5 for his expertise in video replay, also.
Looking forward to your game.

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Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:00 am

The next youtube posting is up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwG_ICnxlh0

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Late March 63

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:00 pm

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As far as the politics go. I'm choosing to blockade. For recruitment, 1 marine unit, 2 sharpshooter units, 1 brig, and 1 militia unit in VA. 50 RR and 15 rivery transport. Note we have no WS left and this is a big problem to do much of anything.

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Early April 63 Youtube

Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:02 pm

The early April 63 youtube posting is up.

http://youtu.be/SIuRKLgWyaI

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Early April 63

Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:34 pm

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The CSA have plenty of money and conscripts....., but very little WS. All WS is being spent on RR and River transport, which are currently zero!

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Late April 63

Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:02 pm

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Late April 63

Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:03 pm

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8 milita units in AL, 2 twelve pound batteries in AL, 10 RR and 5 River are the orders.

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:30 pm

Late april youtube posting is up.

http://youtu.be/fTjVMagwvaA

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:27 pm

Jeez Charles! I noticed that according to your forum posts, you must be playing three PBEMs at once. Very impressive. I'm still working on the AAR I plan to do for our own game.

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:33 pm

Haha, yes. it was even 4 till Ace crushed me by taking DC. I'm recently back from working in Afghanistanand am looking for a job. So.... lots of time in front of the computer.

Charles

Gen. Monkey-Bear wrote:Jeez Charles! I noticed that according to your forum posts, you must be playing three PBEMs at once. Very impressive. I'm still working on the AAR I plan to do for our own game.

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:41 pm

And do you usually play as the Union or Confederacy? It seems that you are pretty skilled as either one. It would be interesting to find out who has played the most number of games at once; I imagine four is quite near the top!

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:56 pm

It is about 50 50. I think it the future, 2 games at a time is the most I would do no matter how much time I have. It sort of gets confusing to know exactly what is happenign in each game.
Gen. Monkey-Bear wrote:And do you usually play as the Union or Confederacy? It seems that you are pretty skilled as either one. It would be interesting to find out who has played the most number of games at once; I imagine four is quite near the top!

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Early May 63

Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:13 pm

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10 RR 5 River, and a couple replacements.

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:34 pm

Interesting choice of PBEM scenario. CSA is beyond salvation against a skilled opponent in 63.

Good luck Charles, you are gonna need it, I am rooting for the South.

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:43 pm

His MS campaign has been brillant so far..... Yes, tough task. However, it is interesting starting off in a different setup.

Charles

Ace wrote:Interesting choice of PBEM scenario. CSA is beyond salvation against a skilled opponent in 63.

Good luck Charles, you are gonna need it, I am rooting for the South.

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Early May 63

Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:14 am

Early May 63 youtube is up.

http://youtu.be/tmzYm_tt1-A

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Late May 63

Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:08 am

It's looking grim for the CSA. The Union is hitting us all over and we are nearly starving in TN and have supply shortages in VA coming. What is worse, the NC supply line is now disrupted and Moblie barely holds. We have no WS..... Here are the pics. We will need Lee and Jackson to pull out some great victories the next turn to turn the tide.

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Late May 1863

Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:27 pm

Late May 1863 youtube is up.


http://youtu.be/NFXFwJ9Zpys

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Early June 63

Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:02 pm

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There you have it. It was pretty close in Norfolk...... I didn't show it, but I'm beginning to move the army of TN back to Chatanooga as they are beginning to starve.... Sigh....

Charles

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Early June 63

Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:16 am

Next youtube is up.

http://youtu.be/-lAPqbks0vg

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Late June 1863

Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:45 pm

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Sort of the same situation. Big supply problems all over and substantially outnumbered by the Union..... again all over. It will be intersting to see if the Union's MS force runs into any serious supply troubles. And of course, what will the Union do in NC and VA.

Charles

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Late June 1863

Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:36 pm

Late June 1863 youtube is up.

http://youtu.be/G_xiZuE4Xqs

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Early July 1863

Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:08 pm

Early July 1863 youtube is up.


http://youtu.be/dmcBAfsW6e0


Looks like I made a mistake using screencast.com to host the pictures.... seems there is a bandwith limit. So no pictures for this turn till I

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Late July 1863

Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:04 pm

The end could be near for the CSA.

http://youtu.be/-buIcq4wGFQ

Richmond is under siege. Hoke and Ewell are wiped out in Virginia. Vicksburg is also under siege.

Charles

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:59 pm

You have to congratulate Meagher. He did a perfect execution. This is a textbook example: How to quickly overpower an opponent with limited resources.

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:08 pm

I concur. All players take note! :)

Charles

Ace wrote:You have to congratulate Meagher. He did a perfect execution. This is a textbook example: How to quickly overpower an opponent with limited resources.

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Early August 63

Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:34 pm

Early August 63 is up. For some reason the audio stopped working just a few seconds in.... And we already ran the turn. Basically, Longstreet loses Fredericksburg despite causing the Union 10,000 losses. The capital is moved to Atlanta. The Union prepares for the final attack, I think!


http://youtu.be/zS9am7l9AY0

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Late August 63

Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:15 pm

Next youtube posting is up. Sound is working again. :)


http://youtu.be/9lGxfoN-BE0

Lee wins in NC... But at what cost? Mobile is lost as 50,000 boys in blue hit it. Vicksburg and Richmond are still under siege.

Charles

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