Well, after seeing to things like building more units, and building more units in turns two and three, I saw to the Shenendoah Valley. In The Shenendoah, A union Army under general Pennypacker with around 18,000 men in the Kanawha Province. Jackson, now a three star general, took a division under Robert Rodes and A division under Dick Garnett, 22,000 men, and attacked.
Battle of Kanawha- Day one
Initially, being my first battle, I find it quite hard. I spend all the way till seven thirty PM to find their position. Once Finding it, my troops are fatigued, so I wait another hour. After that, My Brigade of Irish Rifles, Attacks an Isolated Federal Brigade. Another Brigade, The old First, Attacks as well. Jackson and Garnett rally their tired brigades and Eventually I Have Garnett's entire Division on them. After repeated assualts it becomes night and both sides rest under cover of darkness. Jackson and Rodes decieded it would be best to postpone the assualt to avoid confusion, as that these were green troops that never fired a gun, save on a hunting trip. Unknown to Jackson, The entire union army of Kentucky reinforced their weary brigade, and it was going to be a tough fight that dawn.
Battle of Kanawha-day two
At seven thirty the next morning, Jackson and Garnett were detirmened one more attack would 'break those people'. It was decided to send Rodes Fresh division into the battle, and Garnett, Low on Supplies, would retreat to the wagons as to get substantial aid incase the other federals did come. Rodes' Attack broke the line when he charged it, the Union troops were routed. Appearing on his right though was another Union brigade, so he detailed three brigades to fight them while he crushed the other with two brigades. The other Union Brigade suffered heavily and was shaken, and Jackson looking through his telescope was believing he won the field. He was detirmened to crush this army once and for all, sending Three of Garnett's brigades into the center, where another union brigade was forming. Leaving Garnett and the old first with the wagons. The attack was a complete victory and Jackson himself rode in with his personal brigade to finish them off. The Union line crumbled and Victory was near. All of a sudden, six brigades of union infantry smashed into the confederate reserve. Garnett attempted to ralley but was put into flight. The wagons captured, there was no way the confederates could ressuply now. Jackson took the remnants of Garnett's command and smashed into the union. A bloody Fight ensued and Jackson broke a union brigade. But soon out of rounds and bullets, he resorted to a charge. The oncoming confederates were mauled by the rows of union troops and Garnett's Division was Shaken. Rodes with wheat's Tigers and four other brigades, attacked the union position. Rodes achieved much but valour alone cannot win the day. Rodes division saved the rushing fugitives of Jackson and Garnett from complete disaster. His rear guard action saved the army from certian disaster, by sheltering the shaken units. Rodes, calmly ordering his men to fire a volley and step back 50 paces. Pennypacker, eager to win a complete victory, continued to hammer Rodes old Division. Finnaly, once Garnett's men were one hex away from the border, Jackson sounded retreat and the men had an organized retreat back to Winchester.
The battle was not paticulary large one, but costly. The Confederate's lost over 3,000 men. Jackson will have to get numerous Replacements. Pennypacker's Army of Kentucky lost over 5,000. A crippiling blow to the army. The Battle was not the best fought, Jackson was enraged about the loss of wagons and blamed it on Garnett. Simply, I learned a few things: Ammunition needs to be protected, for it cost Jackson the battle. 2. Jackson is a capable officer but not that great of a manager of an army. 3. Garnett is capable but should be watched. 4. Pennypacker is a feared opponet. 5. Rodes is a splendid officer who Justifies his promotion and is fully capable of idependent command and may be considered for Corps command.