What memorable moments do you guys have in a strategy game that you never forgot even after years had passed?
Well not years ago (a couple of months really), I played a game of FoF against the AI on the highest settings (which provides a huge morale boost to the AI, which in turn means that the AI units will not rout but has to be killed on the field). My Army of Virginia under the command of 5star general R.E.Lee was defending and took up position around a hill, formed what seemed to be an impregnetable line, artillery placed on top of the hill, infantery at the bottom of the hill, well dug in.
Numbers were on the AI's side, as he fielded some 200.000 men against my 120.000, but my units had the advantage in better weapons and better morale so I was not too afraid.
As the Union troops marched down on my lines I started blasting away, and forced a few brigades off the field, however the Unions main force locked onto my line, and a fierce melee started. Only at this point did I realise that one of my units were really really depleated, and after the first attack it fled. That was not too big an issue had it not been for the fact that its commanding officer was....Stonewall Jackson (one of the better generals in the game), and that first volley shot him down. Now this was a big loss in itself, however the enemy now attacked a unit beside the brigade that just fled. This again resulted in that brigade breaking as well, enlarging the gap in my line and threatening to divide my army in two.
All I had available to plug the hole was another understrength brigade, and now I made another big mistake, I just moved it in without paying enough attention...It did not pass the roll to deploy into line formation and was left in coloumn (making its losses from attacks significally higher), AND its attached general was Longstreet (another outstanding general). And yes, the brigade fled, Longstreet was hit and the enemy brigades would not flee anywere. I tried to shorten my line, with the result that my units were no longer dug in resulting in higher casualties.
Gratefully my Spencer equipped Cavalery brigades were starting to take its toll on the Union right flank, and started to roll up that entire flank, which eventually led me to a tactical victory but a strategic loss (2 outstanting generals and 12.000 dead is something the CSA cannot easily replace). I spent close to 3 hrs on that one battle, and I felt exhausted afterwards..