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Subject: Riverine Connections rss

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Christoph Mahlstedt
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Hi there!

Short question: Are Washington and Fredericksburg connected via a riverine connection?

We realized that short blue strip today for the first time and - in our eyes - that would have an enormous impact on eastern theater operations ginving the South three front spaces to defend. Might be a wise decision to fall back and organize an 'intercepting' defense out of Richmond then.

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Robert Derderian
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Yes they connect by river.
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Rauli Kettunen
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Unless something pressing has to be done on the first campaign round (like Union using Indecision to steal init), Beauregard to Richmond is always one of the first round actions. Even with 1 corps, the modifiers for defending home region, combined with Union's poor leaders and -2 for attacking enemy capital, ensure Beau can hold his own.

The riverine connection does make a difference when you're pushing for Washington as CSA (-1 DRM). In a recent game, Lee suckered Hooker out of DC with "You Must Attack" to Gordonsville, while withdrawing to Richmond. He then launched an attack against DC, with just a garrison defending, but didn't risk going through Manassas and ended up losing the attack by just one laugh .
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