From: metro Chicago, Illinois, USA
SVF 2.0 public beta test 20121019. Early October 1861. Union AI, Confederate Human.
Unfortunately, Cooper has ranking superiority over Lee. And (like Lee), he is locked in place in Richmond, so I can't dispatch him elsewhere. So Cooper takes command of the defense of Richmond, and ...
In Cooper We Bust!
A grim picture:
Richmond is lost!
Recovering from this will be a challenge (to say the least).
In hindsight, I clearly should have moved Beauregard and Jackson south to save the capital. None of this fancy counterthreaten the Northern capital and strangle McDowell's LOC stuff. I gambled, and lost.
But how is the Union Army of the Potommac -- now commanded by McClellan, note -- supplied? (Across the Potomac and Rappahannock to the east? Um...)
Is there yet a chance to bottle up the Union AoP in Richmond and starve it to death? Especially with autumn, then winter, nearly upon us?
A Union Pyrrhic victory?
But observe the catastrophic turnaround in the respective NMs:
Union Morale 139, VPs 675, Combat Losses 14352
Confederate Morale 59, VPs 598, Combat Losses 12957
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< Message edited by berto -- 10/20/2012 8:37:07 PM >