Gray Fox wrote:If D.C. is still the Union capital, then assemble your best force under Lee and take it. This crushes Union morale and should lead to ultimate victory.
Screenshots are always interesting if you can get that to work.
Gray Fox wrote:You might assemble the forces available in Leesburg and cross the Potomac into Montgomery, MD. The Union stacks don't seem to have a good commander among them. If they MTSG piecemeal, you might beat the whole lot and then march on D.C. Very interesting.
ArmChairGeneral wrote:I would not promote them, they have better stats as 2 stars and should be Corp commanders under Lee anyway.
Just be patient, at some point you will be able to force your way into DC. Athena often makes critical mistakes and sends troops away from DC inthese situations if you have some threat to the East like Harper's Ferry or the objectives in nearby Pennsylvania.
The key is overwhelming force when you first enter the DC region. Win that battle, win the game. Once you kick them out of the region, hold the siege till you get a breach, assault, probably fail, recover, assault again. Repeat until victory. Use Red/Blue or Red/Orange orders so that you do not overcommit to an unsuccessful assault and lose NM. (You may lose a little at first.) If you can keep DC completely cut off from supplies (blockade the river harbor) they cannot use replacement chits to replace destroyed elements.
Sometimes you can force your way across directly from Alexandria, you would want pontoons, marines, etc. to assist.
Alternately you can cross the river on either side of DC and go in by land. I have more luck with the southern approach since it is harder for the Union to counterattack while you assemble.
Either way, before you make your initial move into DC build a stockade and possibly a depot in the region you are attacking from, and leave a unit to maintain entrenchments. This ensures that if you are defeated and retreat you will go to a region that offers you protection and safe supply lines while you reinforce for another attempt.
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