Games Containing a 1st MN Counter
- David Dockter(Herr Dr)United States
Did a First Minnesota Historical Wargame Society tshirt containing 1st MN counters from American Civil War games.
Andrew III commented:
The three counters from Gamers/MMP games (in the middle) are great representatives of the 1st's steely resolve. They all have 'A' morale, which is rare in those titles, and even rarer for a Union unit. The counter on the left, from 3 Days of Gettysburg is pretty badass, too. It has a cohesion rating of '8,' and since cohesion checks in GBACW are d10 rolls to get less than or equal to the cohesion rating to pass, they're pretty tough!
I think we might have missed a few; please help us find them all!
Related thread: First 1st MN counter in a wargame...need a new tshirt
The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment mustered for a three-year term (1861-1864) in the Union Army at the outset of the American Civil War when the prevailing enlistment period was three months. During offensive movements, it sustained high degrees of casualties at the Battles of First Bull Run (20%) and Antietam (28%) and a catastrophic degree of casualties (82%) at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is most noted for its service on the second day at Gettysburg.
When given the opportunity to speak about the Regiment after the war, both General Hancock and U.S. President Calvin Coolidge were unrestrained with praise. Hancock placed its heroism highest in the known annals of war and ascribed unsurpassed gallantry to the famed attack. Emphasizing the criticality of the circumstances on July 2 at Gettysburg, President Coolidge considered, "Colonel Colvill and those eight companies of the First Minnesota are entitled to rank as the saviors of their country."
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