Shenandoah: Jackson’s Valley Campaign
As we go to turn 13, the score is tight with the USA in the lead by 1/2point.
With two brigades, Gen. Ewell is occupying Hancock, but positioned to strike either Cumberland or Hagerstown. Meanwhile there is a strong Confederate presence in the Pughtown area. Freemont is covering Cumberland, while in Falling Waters Banks is both shadowing the Rebs in Pughtown and covering Hagerstown.
With three brigades, Shields captured Front Royal and Flint Hill; however the Valley Army is gathering strength and threatening to dislodge Shields. It has been rumored that Jackson is poised to strike Shields and perhaps land a decisive blow.
Franklin is controlled by Johnson.
Earlier in the campaign, Ewell won a decisive battle against a reinforced Union position at Flint Hill. A number of Shields brigades incurred severe losses such that the General was forced to retreat off-map and rebuild.
The Battle of Wardensville:
With his most powerful brigades and caught off guard, General Freemont feared for the worst. The full-strength Valley Army with Jackson launched a two-prong attack from Cayas and Woodstock against Freemont in Wardensville. Alas, Jackson and the Valley Army performed poorly while Freemont’s troops could not miss! The odds were with Jackson, and had his men been half as effective, the campaign may have been over for the USA.
Note: Ver 1.1 Rules Set in effect.