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Pete Belli
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Time for another goofy Civil War article!

Here are 10 simplified battle maps from the War Between the States created with wooden blocks. The wavy blue squiggle is a visual cue representing a river or stream. Union forces are represented with blue blocks while Confederate formations are red. Arrows represent an attack.

Please, please, please do not post your answers. Just make a comment describing your score (For example, tell us you solved 8 out of 10... which is quite impressive!) and I’ll select one contribution at random on Friday night. That lucky geek will be awarded 18.61 GG from my stash.

Each battle map will include a spoiler with a silly clue. Hard-core ACW Geeks might not need to use these hints.

Thanks for participating.


#1



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This one is easy… I practically gave you the Address!



#2



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If you get this one you can boast and Bragg.



#3



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It shouldn’t take you a week to solve this one!



#4



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If you can’t answer this, Lookout!



#5



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Having trouble? Don't try to Stonewall me! Perhaps a call to an escort service might give you a hint…



#6



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Don’t be shy. Don’t feel low. You can do it!



#7



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Any devoted Civil War buff could spot this one.



#8



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The Yankees had so much fun they came back for a second helping!



#9



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Look this one up on your Mac.



#10



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Almost finished. Things are looking Rosey!
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Nice Pete 9 outta 10. Only missed number 9.
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tc237 wrote:
5/10, the west got me.


Same thing happened to Jefferson Davis...
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Thanks Pete,
Nice Game so I played - I had 7/10 without the clues - which I enjoyed and they made the 3 I missed as well as the rest instantly recognizable.

The 3 I missed:
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Reversed 5 and 8 - I realized after the clue that I read the map from the perspective of the Vatican, and couldn't tell the difference from my left and right or my headquarters vs hindquarters.

For #6 - I guess I stayed in camp and didn't pay attention.
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That was cool
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Only missed 9 also

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Great idea.

Guess how many I got correct and I'll give you a prize.
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TonyClifton wrote:
Great idea.

Guess how many I got correct and I'll give you a prize.


Zero, what did I win?
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7/10 without clues, nice work
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For now I've picked 5, but I'm studying and latest 5 will not escape me!

Good mental exercise Pete, this made me remember that I must read more about ACW!

F.
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Kewl Pete! 3/10

/big_m0dem prepares for remedial ACW battlefield detention...
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7/10. This is brilliant and I hope to see more in the future.ninja
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Only 5 I'm afraid. I did enjoy this though.
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This was great! I got 9/10--I still don't know what the heck #8 is.
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2 of 10. whistle Obviously, reading all those Civil War books isn't doing a damned bit of good.
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Ten out of ten, but with the help from the hints. Nice challenge.
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9/10

I THINK I know the one I missed (#3).

I had to use a spoiler or two.
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Excellent contest Pete, I got 9 out of ten but I used the hints on some. One of the battles jumped into my head remembering I in the 125th reenactment battle of it I was in and how we had to get in formation before dawn. I didn't say the number so it won't be too much of a hint.
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billyboy wrote:
Nice Pete 9 outta 10. Only missed number 9.


Just for the record I didn't look at the spoilers. I would've got all of them if I did
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8 out of 10, I think. The last two are puzzling me.


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9 out 10, but only after looking at the clues.
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8 out of 10, I think. The last two are puzzling me.




I think everyone was puzzled by #10, especially the generals fighting the battle.
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I only missed #9
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4/10 with no hints. (thought I had 5/10, but when I checked the hints later, one was wrong) 6 with hints
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Is there a answer key somewhere that I missed? I think I got 7, but I don't want to delude myself.
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wfames wrote:
Is there a answer key somewhere that I missed? I think I got 7, but I don't want to delude myself.


The answers will be posted Friday night.

Thanks for playing!
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