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It is July 3, 1863. The day before, Confederate forces failed to take Little Round Top. Today, Confederate commanding General Robert E. Lee is prepared to assault the center of the Union lines, because he is convinced that they are weak here.

Right after lunch, the Confederates open with a powerful cannon barrage in order to weaken the Union's defenses and the battle starts shortly after 1:00.



(A view from the Confederate side)



(Overhead view)




The Confederate's coordination was poor, and as a result, both Pettigrew's left wing as well as the right moved ahead of the main thrust, under the command of Pickett and Armisted:



Pettigrew's forces soon took horrific casualties and Pettigrew was cut down. Armisted and Pickett pushed up the middle, but they too fell under a brutal artillergy barrage part way across the battlefield.

Suddenly, a small element of Jeb Stuart's cavalry joined the charge and Pickett took command. This rallied the forces, as they pushed forward and were able to cross the stone wall. Armitage, as well as Pickett managed to make it across: Armitage balancing his hat on the end of his sword.



However the union counterattack soon cut down both leaders and their respective brigades.

It was a lopsided Union victory (7-2). Lee then retreated southward. His final advance into the North had been turned away.

Note: I played this a year ago, and the confederates drew every great card they could hope for: both artillery barrage cards (moved the artillery up 3 spaces and then provided 2 rounds of fire). Two forced marches, to get the center right up on the fence line, and an activate every card in the center, all the while, the Union failing to draw sufficient center-region cards. It was bloody, but the Confederates pulled it off. It was close enough that I figured typically, the Union would win by a route, so this did not surprise me. Aiding the Union was that they drew both artillery barrage cards, which was just brutal on the advancing Confederate center, as well as the hold and fire, allowing them activate the entire center to fire.
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Note: I played this a year ago, and the confederates drew every great card they could hope for: both artillery barrage cards (moved the artillery up 3 spaces and then provided 2 rounds of fire). Two forced marches, to get the center right up on the fence line, and an activate every card in the center, all the while, the Union failing to draw sufficient center-region cards. It was bloody, but the Confederates pulled it off. It was close enough that I figured typically, the Union would win by a route, so this did not surprise me. Aiding the Union was that they drew both artillery barrage cards, which was just brutal on the advancing Confederate center, as well as the hold and fire, allowing them activate the entire center to fire.[/q]

Pretty much the way it was. Lee would have needed all the "good" cards to have pulled this off. Nice report and pics...thanks.
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Nice work! Instead of doing this, I stayed up till 2 in the morning watching "Gettysburg" on a huge projected screen.
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Cooz wrote:
Nice work! Instead of doing this, I stayed up till 2 in the morning watching "Gettysburg" on a huge projected screen.
Funny...beats watching a Vampires flick .
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Actually, I would think crawling around looking for someone's eye would be a pretty fun game in its own right.
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Cooz wrote:
Nice work! Instead of doing this, I stayed up till 2 in the morning watching "Gettysburg" on a huge projected screen.
Did almost the same thing Tuesday night. I started watching it about 7pm and didn't finish until after 11. Out TV is only 42", but I made sure to sit real close and turn up the sound during the battle scenes.
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MayorJim wrote:
Cooz wrote:
Nice work! Instead of doing this, I stayed up till 2 in the morning watching "Gettysburg" on a huge projected screen.
Funny...beats watching a Vampires flick .
. . . Every time!
 
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