Thursday, August 27, 2015

ACW: Battle of Gitmasskicked

I dropped in on Bruce Tuesday to continue our ACW Longstreet campaign. I was the attacker (crap...) and had to seize the two hills the union had occupied.

I should have lined everything up on the right and used my guns to refuse the left to create a five on three attack. Instead, I decided to try a gun duel on the right and storm the left. The gun duel was inconclusive.

My maneuvering on the left was good, but some cagey card play by Bruce and crap dice meant I got thrown back multiple times when I charged the hill.

I simply couldn't get his troops to move off the the crest no matter how many southern son's lives I wasted.

Then he started to tighten the noose!

I managed to get him to come down off the crest with card play and pushed in one last glorious attack, but eventually my morale broke.

Despite my lousy generalship, the campaign phase meant I am still a viable force. But I desperately need to be the defender soon!


Disgruntled Fusilier said...

Thanks for posting this. After reading I downloaded "Longstreet Light" and will give it a try! Thanks.

Dave said...

Sounds a lot like Pickett's charge at Gettysburg - aka "the high water mark of the Confederacy".