Tuesday 5 June 2012

Hordes of Blue and Grey

A 3 a side mini campaign, organised by Paul. The Confederation of Tel, Jim and Ethan vs the Union of Martin, Dave M and Tony. Using a variant of the HoTT rules with only 3 unit types and allowing for step reductions in combat, plus an unhistorical balancing of initial forces.

The Union try an early advance into Virginia, loading up two armies versus my one in a re-fight of Bull Run. The other Confederate forces counter by moving into Kentucky with armies from Tennessee and Georgia. With both fights going the way of the Confederates, the Union was put on the back foot straight away.

The Army of North Virginia then marches unopposed into Maryland and capturing Washington, as the remaining Union forces try and repulse the western advance into Indiana.

So the final battle is in Ohio as all the remaining forces converge, with the advantage of units in favour of the Confederates (one of the Union armies only had one element in it!). When the leader of the forces on the Union left met with an untimely demise it forced his army, previously holding its own against the stronger enemy, to retreat leaving the remaining defenders in the centre exposed (they had refused to defend their right flank). Put on an untenable situation the Union had no option but to concede.

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