Have ya ever wondered about what can happen when you MTSG? What happens to the after battle report? Well wonder no more. We have an exclusive look at a battle with MTSG in all it's glory. Lets meet our contestants.
In this corner, artfully sporting the grey shorts, is none other than that paragon of virtue, that lover of nature, the great, the fantastic E.K. Smith and his Corps (of the Army of Northern Virginia). Let's hear a shout for our hero. And opposite him, we have in the blue corner that snake, that rat, that all around bad apple S. Curtis and his Union Army.
If you look above, you see that I have 4 corps and 1 army around Manassas. Athena has the Union army with 3 corps in Manassas besieging the town. I have decided to send E.K. Smith into the fray. His corps has 4 divisions, containing 70 elements (37 Inf, 4 Sharp, 3 Light Inf, 7 cal, 4 supply, and 15 Art). He has 108 guns, and approx 23,000 men, and 4,000 horses. There is a lone inf reg, and a supply unit (4 elements) in Manassas. To the west of the battle, I have Joe Johnston's corps, and Lee's Army. In the same area as E.K., G Smith has a corps. And last, but not least, Longstreet is to the southwest. My enemy has 1 strong corps (under Hooker), and a lot of weak ones. Hooker's corps has a power of 1778, and the others have 100, 229, and not much in the army). Hooker has 68 elements (from the battle the turn before). Slocum has a corps with a power of 2100 sitting in Alexandria that can help the army.
Now lets look at the picture below. This was taken by our daring photographers during the battle. As you can see, I now have 4 units outside Manassas, with Longstreet on top of the stack. The garrison is still in the town. Joe and his corp has gone missing, as has G. Smith's Corps. They must be under Longstreet, in the area (after having MTSG). The union has fled the area.
Let's look at the results of this battle. In the picture below, you can see that all 4 of my corps took part in the battle.
In the picture below, you can see the results of the battle (a great victory for me
Please note, that the results only show my original attacking force (plus the garrison). How do I know? Look at the cannon numbers (the corps had 108 cannons (using the CTRL key), and the results show 109). It also shows that the Union had 58,000 men, but took 13,500+ casualties. The after battle report makes no mention of the help of the other 3 corps that E.K. Smith received. [color="Red"]EDIT - DO NOT CLICK LINK, SEE BELOW POST
Look below, and you see that Slocum has joined his fellows. He probably MTSG in support of the union army being stormed. How do I know this? Look at his new power level (it was 2100 before the storm, and now sits at 1695 (an almost 20% reduction). Hooker took a 20% reduction in power as well after the battle.
The file below also shows that G. Smith's corps was in the thick of the battle, just look at that damage to his units. But he duly marched back to his starting area, and re-entered his trenches.
Here is the results of the next turn where I smashed the union army in Manassas. Note, that the troop levels are much higher for the union (as all units started in the area)
Hope you have found this entertaining, and informative as well.
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Remember - The beatings will continue until morale improves.