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Subject: Turns 9 & 10: Vicksburg Campaign rss

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Brad Hurst
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In these two turns, the USA presses forward in the west, hoping to conquer a Victory City. Starting in turn 10, for newer players, I'll start using strict 'game' terms for the sequence of events.


Turn Nine

As the cold weather sets in, very little action on either front seems likely, although there is some movement towards Vicksburg but fears of a rebel force at Arkansas Post force a distraction, and Gen. McLernand takes 32,000 men from Sherman's army on an expedition up the Arkansas River. Vicksburg will have to wait.

General Rosecrans rejoins his army.

Jubal Early is attached to the AoNV.

No political wrangling as the winter presses on.

USA 9 CSA 11 at end of turn.

Turn Ten

I'll put it in simple game-ese this time.

Each side draws 3. No resource events. Union places 5 CP's west. CSA places 6 CP's west (he holds Army of Tenn on the move, so knows if battle is placed east, he'll still get to draw all his cards)

Vicksburg placed in west. No battle east.

CSA has no blocking cards for Vicksburg. No Strategic Movements.

No generals to shuffle around.

9 cards drawn USA 11 cards drawn CSA

Pre-combat cards: USA plays Coastal Operations (CSA places 2 non-gen cards top of deck). USA plays "Attack & Die" and the CSA must take the initiative.

CSA, even. Bragg engages "Ewell's corps threatens enemy flank" +2. Cleburne engages "Anderson's division assaults in columns of brigades" +2. Breakthrough played but USA engages Rosecrans to cancel it. Hampton engages to draw a card.

USA, down 4. Halleck engages XII corps assaults enemy line after bombardment +2. Thomas engages XI corps assualts in column of brigades +2. Sherman engages VI corps enfilades enemy left +4. Serious Wound takes out Bragg. Stoneman engages to draw a card.

CSA, down 1 (rem -3 def Vicksburg). Plays Defend Entrenchments and Fieldworks -3 at Victory city. USA hits it with a Command Failure. Engages AS Johnson for Hindman's division assaults in a column of brigades +2. Plays defend Rough Terrain -1.

USA, down 2. Battle Elan to XI corps +2.

CSA, even (but w/ initiative). J Johnston engages Walkers Division to enfilade the left flank (was holding for the Union Border States resource, but things are now desperate) +3.

USA, down 3. Defends Woods -1. Refuses Flank -2.

CSA, even. Passes.

USA passes.

Union victory at Vicksburg! +1CP/-2CP

Union plays Preliminary Emancipation -2 CP.


USA 8, CSA 9.
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