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Civil War Campaign: Union

Civil War Campaign: Union

Project Blog by elessar2590

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About the Project

Welcome to the Union Side of my Sharp Practice Campaign! Here we'll follow the exploits of two New York Officers as they lead their men in an attempt to slow down the Rebel forces pursuing the Union army after the Battle of Bull Run (That's Manassas to you dirty Reb's sneaking around in here). Without further ado I take you to Virginia, The United States of America, Late July 1861.

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Where Did I Leave That Map?

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The First Three Moves of The Union Forces

Union Starting Positions. Marshall on the LeftUnion Starting Positions. Marshall on the Left

Both Forces decide to follow the roads rather than risk getting stuck in the woods or swamps that they saw during their retreat.

Union Turn Two. Marshall on the LeftUnion Turn Two. Marshall on the Left

The Players cannot see any more than I allow them to see and they don’t know where their allies are just to make it interesting.

There’s a “Fog of War” aspect where the players will not be able to actually see each other beyond a certain range.

Marshall’s Force consists of:

Leader Status III          (Marshall)

Four Groups of 8 Infantry, Rifled Muskets 

Leader Status II            (Bernett)                                    

Three Groups of 8 Infantry, Rifled Muskets 

Leader Status II            (Allen)                                       

Two Groups of 6 Skirmishers, Rifled Muskets 

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Lewis’ Force consists of:

Leader Status III     (Lewis)

Three Groups of 8 Infantry, Rifled Muskets 

Leader Status II       (Bellamy)                                        

Two Groups of 8 Infantry, Rifled Muskets  

Leader Status II       (Hungerford)

Two Groups of 8 Infantry, Rifled Muskets

Leader Status I            (O’Reilly)                                

Two Groups of 6 Skirmishers, Rifled Muskets  

Mule Train 

Union Third Turn. Marshall on the Left. The two forces came extremely close but just missed seeing each otherUnion Third Turn. Marshall on the Left. The two forces came extremely close but just missed seeing each other

Introducing the Forces

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Let's Meet Our Heroes Shall We?

Welcome!

It’s 1861 and following our Valiant Defeat at Bull Run the Army has some serious work to do.

Unfortunately they can’t do it while Jonny Reb is breathing down their necks so we’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Brothers Marshall and Lewis Rutherford each lead a Company of Men from the 69th Regiment and, unbeknownst to one another, are tasked with delaying the Confederates for as long as practicable.

They’re both the sons of an impoverished New York State Legislator who managed to get them both Commissioned as Captain’s in the 69th based on their Irish background (His Great-Great Grandfather was Irish he thinks).

Accompanying Captain Marshall T. Rutherford are his two trusted Lieutenants Elliot P. Barnett and William J. Allen.

Lieutenant Elliot P. BarnettLieutenant Elliot P. Barnett

Barnett is the son of a recently deceased bankrupt New York industrialist who joined the Army to give him an excuse to get of New York for a while, he’s a brilliant horseman, stunningly hansom and incredibly charming.

Back Left: Captain Marshall T. Rutherford, Lieutenant  William J. Allen Front Left: Captain Lewis H. Rutherford, Lieutenant Lawrence T. Bellamy, Lieutenant Howard D. HungerfordBack Left: Captain Marshall T. Rutherford, Lieutenant William J. Allen Front Left: Captain Lewis H. Rutherford, Lieutenant Lawrence T. Bellamy, Lieutenant Howard D. Hungerford

William J. Allen is the son of a career staff officer who encouraged him to enlist at West Point prior to the war. Before he could complete his training however war were declared and he left early to join the 69th.

 

Accompanying Lewis Rutherford are Lieutenants Lawrence T. Bellamy and Howard D. Hungerford.

Both were officers in the 69th prior to the war who’s careers took a hit when they sided with their Colonel during the infamous Prince of Wales affair.

Introducing the Forces

Accompanying them are Sergeants Eugene Thackery (Marshall) and Patrick O’Reilly.

Both men were in the Regiment pre-war, O’Rielly landed in New York two Years ago while Thackery liked to frequent a certain Irish pub and just woke up one day in a uniform.

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