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 Post subject: American Civil War, bits and peices.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:14 am 
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What about Buford?


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Dragoon or Calvaryman, John Buford
Major Mark Strickerland, USA
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a284633.pdf

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Just tangling with the Union at Gettysburg in Ultimate General as the Confederates - up till now I've had way with the Union but that all came skidding to a halt...

Bufords cavalry is quite noticeable in that at the opening stages. ;)

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EUBanana wrote:
Just tangling with the Union at Gettysburg in Ultimate General as the Confederates - up till now I've had way with the Union but that all came skidding to a halt...

Bufords cavalry is quite noticeable in that at the opening stages. ;)
Yes, just tripped over this

Guy gives a good narration.

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Ultimate General . . . WHAT!? THere is a neat looking new Civil War strategy game out and you fuckers didn't tell me!?

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What about Buford?
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Of course Buford, and Reynolds. But why not Strong Vincent on Little Round Top and others.

But the real unsung hero was Pop Greene who held the line against an overwhelming enemy. Had the Rebels taken the Culp's Hill the Union army had been in a losing position.

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Greene made his troops to use their time to make preparations by building breastworks. The other commanders were laughing, but they were not there when attack came.

That was the end of the second day.

The third day was just Lee's biggest error.

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Ultimate General . . . WHAT!? THere is a neat looking new Civil War strategy game out and you fuckers didn't tell me!?


:lol:

There's Ultimate General Gettysburg, and then Ultimate General Civil War, which is the sequel. The former is just the Battle of Gettysburg, but the latter is the whole war.

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Looks good. Is it good?

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Looks good. Is it good?


I'm up to 88 hours played on Steam.

... I think that's a win.

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The Gettysburg battlefield is tremendously well preserved. You can stand right where Buford fought and look out over the turnpike. The slope is remarkably gentle there and the tree-covered areas are generally in the right places compared to the historical situation. Even the roads follow the same right of way. It is also beautiful country because of the preservation.

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I've been there twice. It takes the whole day to take it all in.

A bonus is that Antietam is only a half hour drive away. You can do that one in an afternoon.


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