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JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 3:17:21 AM   
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Howdy all. ShootMe and I are starting another PBEM game. This time the teams are switched, I'm playing as the Union while has is now the Confederacy. We are still going to continue the other game until the end. This game should prove to be more challenging and interesting, we have become more familiar to the game from our mistakes and victories.

The settings remain the same as last game, here they are nonetheless:




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 5:40:41 AM   
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Turn 1

I am here to preserve the Union and crush this petty rebellion of the Southern States. My plan is to be aggressive yet decisive in my movements.

To start things off, here's a look at the positions of all units:




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 5:44:03 AM   
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I move the Army of Kentucky of 50,000 men out of the state and over to the Ohio River. Once Kentucky leaves neutrality, for better or worse, this army will be standing by to move.

I'm not too sure of the enemy's strength in Kentucky. I'm guessing around 40,000 to 50,000 men divided up into various Divisions and Brigades.






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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 5:47:58 AM   
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I'm leaving the Army of Illinois of 23,000 men at the Central Miss. River along with the gunboats. Once Kentucky loses it's neutrality I want to be swift and take out Ft.Henry to hasten my grip on the Tenn. River.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 5:49:58 AM   
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Next the Army of Missouri of 22,000 men. I'm going to kick these two confederate brigades out of here and then try to make a push into Arkansas. I also have several brigades coming further north from the Missouri River to go to Black River. These brigades form 10,000 more men so once they join the Army of Missouri (AOM) they will be at 32,000 strong.

The enemy force here is around 15,000-20,000 men. If I can take out at least one of his brigades scattered in Missouri that will be very good.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 5:58:38 AM   
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I'm moving the 15th and 16th Divisions, 15,000 men, over to the East Ohio River to capture Wheeling before the Confederates manage to get a garrison over there.

There are two CSA divisions scattered in West Virgniia of about the same strength. No doubt they will try to pursue those two divisions before I can take them over to Wheeling.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 6:02:00 AM   
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Further in the East I have the AOP and the 17th Division. I want to reinforce my units over in the West so I'm moving the 17th Division over by rail to join the Army of Kentucky (AOK). This brings the AOK up to 60,000 men strong.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 6:11:46 AM   
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Now for the Army of the Potomac (AOP). The AOP stands at 150,000 men strong. I bring over the Siege Artillery to join up, they will be essential for any attacks on forts I make. I'm going to leave the AOP where they are for now to train while I promote generals.

I'm going to promote McClellan to Army Commander for the time being. There isn't a very good choice of commanders right now. I was thinking of promoting Gregg to an Army Commander and McClellan to a Corps Commander, but I think I'll stick with McClellan for the time being.

One thing I'd like to do with the AOP is ditch the Army containers and get some Corps containers. Currently all three sections of the AOP are split up because they are all army containers. If I replace them with Corps containers not only will it improve my army's hierarchy but it will give the army better rating. I think I'll start doing that this turn by beginning recruitment of a Corps Container in Harrisburg.

I'm also sending over 3 generals to take command of the Army of Kentucky (AOK), Army of Illinois (AOI) and Army of Missouri (AOM).

The ANV sits across the river at Fredericksburg at approx 100,000 men. There is also a force of approx 15,000 men at Richmond.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 6:18:13 AM   
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Finally I join my two fleets together and send them further into southern waters to try and engage the Confederate Navy.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 6:21:09 AM   
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Here's a look at my Generals. As you can see it's not the best lot you can hope for.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 6:23:04 AM   
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Here's a quick look at the Governors. As you can see the Governors of both Maryland and Delaware really hate me, I hope I can stop them from causing trouble.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 6:31:53 AM   
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Onto Diplomacy and Economy. I've started ahead and focused 2 points of money for each foreign nation. Hopefully then I will get further support and keep the CSA's flag down.

Next I'm going to start building some Horse Farms. I can't depend on Kentucky joining me and furthermore supplying me with enough. I'm building one Horse Farm in both Hartford and Indianapolis. I'm going to be needing as many promotions for my Army's as possible so I'm building an Academy in Trenton which will be a start. Also, as mentioned before, I'm building a Corps Container in Harrisburg for the AOP. Finally I'm using the rest of my stockpile for Brigade Artillery in one of my high-quality brigades within the AOP.

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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 6:37:52 AM   
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That's it. Before ending the turn here's the most recent shot of the Overview Map.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 6:39:19 AM   
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Thinking about it a little further I decide to promote Gregg to Army Commander of the AOP. There's really no reason I shouldn't, he's a good general. I'll just use McClellan as a Corps Commander. Keyes will be the Army Commander of the AOK and will be promoted next turn; he's just as good as Gregg.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 1:47:21 PM   
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Should be interesting, an will also help with the debate on weather or not the Confederacy is overpowered in PBEM games.
good luck, you deserve it after the desieasefest of the last few turns in the other game/universe

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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 2:50:20 PM   
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I agree with GH, this will be an interesting commentary on this game.

If JR wins, he'd probably prove he's a top shelf player but if SM wins fairly easily, it could possibly point to the South being too strong.

So yeah, this will one to watch!!

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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/22/2006 2:57:52 PM   
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Also agree that this will be interesting to watch.  Having played both sides a few times, I now disable the European diplomacy to better balance the game.  IMHO the South was gettin' way too many goodies.

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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:06:55 AM   
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Turn 2

Events 1/2




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:10:34 AM   
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Events 2/2

As you can see I've already lost a battle. My 2 divisions heading over to Wheeling were attacked and I lost 3,000 men including the surrender of a whole brigade. The CSA only lost 500 men and managed to steal some of my guns. Ugh.

The Confederate raiders already begin their destruction of supplies. I would like to end their scrawny lives as soon as possible so I'm going to start recruitment of a Cavalry brigade as soon as I have the resources.

I have a head start in Diplomacy and Missouri installs a new governor.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:17:12 AM   
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Over in the West the CSA Brigades managed to get away. The Confederate force is getting way over to Mephis. I don't think I can pursue because of the weather and the fact that Winter will be here very soon. I'm forming all my units at Black River. I have only one division and too many brigades so I'm sending a spare one over from the East. I still have 2 spare brigades so I send them over to join the AOI. The AOM is now at 25,000 men strong.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:19:32 AM   
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Over in Illinois my army still waits at the river. They are being raided of supplies by two raiders, but for now their supplies remain high. I sent over two brigades from the AOM and now the AOI is at 28,000 men strong. There's a division of approx 10,000 men at Hatchie with another 15,000-20,000 coming over from Arkansas.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:21:26 AM   
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In Kentucky both forces have, as expected, moved out. The Confederate forces remain hidden within the fog of war while the AOK is at 55,000 strong.






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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:30:45 AM   
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It's a small possibility I can get the AOK over to Wheeling before they manage to garrison it so I'm sending the 55,000 strong army over there. Those two divisions are exaggerated in numbers, they are more around approx 20,000-30,000 men sitting in Parkersburg. If I fail in getting there quickly enough I'm still going to try and send them over to Parkersburg to avenge my fallen comrades.

Also I've formed all the units in Grafton into one divisions and sent the other empty division container off to the AOM. At 11,000 men I'm sending them over to Kenawha to try and cut off this Confederate unit's only supply line. This is of course if they are are not planning to attack Grafton.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:35:10 AM   
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Further East the AOP remains at the river. The ANV of 100,000 men has moved over to the Rappahanock for reasons I don't know of.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:37:05 AM   
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My navy has made it to the Carolinian Atlantic where the two Confederate Fleets are docked. I'm leaving them here and I've set them to Intercept. They shouldn't be able to get away now.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:38:12 AM   
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Overview:

Those two divisions near my division at Kenawha are false. One of them are the two divisions at Parkersburg, which gets pushed down on the overview map when forces are stacked, and the other one is an empty container.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:45:49 AM   
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Since Winter is near and combat will be less likely I have set some of my units to No Supply so I have a boost in my economy income. However I really want to drain the south of any diplomacy benefits at all so I'm increasing my spendings on Foreign nations.

The Governor of Maine is requesting an Academy so I'm happy to oblige. I'm going to be needing academies for further promotions and what better way to get one if it makes one of my Governors happy. I then start building two Mints in Rochester to increase money income. Finally I build a hospital in Cairo, where the AOI is, since I have absolutely no Hospitals out in the west and I need to start building places I can protect my army's from disease and increase disposition(morale).

I'm going to continue stockpiling my Horses so I can start building some camps and other useful building. I'm also continuing to stockpile weapons since I'm not sure yet where weapons will be most needed.

That's it for now. Does anyone know if it's actually possible to attack enemy runners or if having a navy unit on top of a Runner will increase the chances of it being destroyed?




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 5:51:40 AM   
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To end the turn I promote Keyes, the Army Commander of the AOK, to my next 4 star General.




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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 8:20:48 AM   
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Turn 2

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RE: JonReb(USA) v ShootMe(CSA): For the Union! - 12/23/2006 8:27:29 AM   
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Events 2/2

Well.. it would appear the ANV is besieging my fort that is situated at the Rappahanock, and he's doing a good job as well.

I forgot to mention I demoted General Mott, a Corps Commander, to a division commander. This allows me to promote another Corps commander who is more fit for the job.

The AOK moved successfully and even went into combat but failed to kill a single person. Annoying.

For some strange reason an Impressment started in Milwaukee, a city in Wisconsin. I have no idea why.

The Raiders destroyed some more supplies but hurrah! One of them was destroyed.

Britian sends some money to the CSA and support increases. I managed to lower French support for the CSA.




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