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 Post subject: Re: American Civil War, bits and peices.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:47 pm 
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nero wrote:
Of course Buford, and Reynolds. But why not Strong Vincent on Little Round Top and others.

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Why Buford and Reynolds, and not all the others that held the line following Buford's decision to make a spoiling defense forcing the Rebs to slow their advance giving the Union time to set up their defenses. Without Buford there wouldn't have been a Gettysburg.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:01 pm 
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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. ;)
Yes, just tripped over this

Guy gives a good narration.


Great graphics. Seems a bit hyerkinetic. Is that thing set on "double-espresso" or something?

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nero wrote:
Of course Buford, and Reynolds. But why not Strong Vincent on Little Round Top and others.

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Why Buford and Reynolds, and not all the others that held the line following Buford's decision to make a spoiling defense forcing the Rebs to slow their advance giving the Union time to set up their defenses. Without Buford there wouldn't have been a Gettysburg.

Buford did not force the battle, Reynolds did, he engaged his corps for the battle and forced Meade to employ the other corps.Meade did have other plans.

Lee's plan was to meet and destroy Meade's army. The first day went to the rebels, they were closer. The second day Lee tried envelopment from the South and later from the North. Both failed.

The third day, the Pickets attack was just fools errand, Lee's frustration.

I still think that Pop Greene is the unsung hero of the battle.

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Since Gettysburg is the game, how about Talonsoft's BattleGround Gettysburg 1995:


You can download it and other Battlefront games here https://archive.org/search.php?query=cr ... lonSoft%22

The game is 16 bit Win3x and Win95 so you'll need to use a DosBox DosWin setup if your stuck with a 64bit system. I've got it running on a Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit setup on an old laptop.

Another good site is http://www.acwgc.org/acwco/patches.asp

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You'd be better off grabbing the new JTS Campaign Gettysburg where you can refight the historical battles but also 200 some variants or "what if" scenarios plus play a campaign where you can make strategic choices and winning/losing leads to other choices and your losses will carry over.

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nelmsm wrote:
You'd be better off grabbing the new JTS Campaign Gettysburg where you can refight the historical battles but also 200 some variants or "what if" scenarios plus play a campaign where you can make strategic choices and winning/losing leads to other choices and your losses will carry over.
I like the Talonsoft Gettysberg because it has "Commander Control' viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10935&hilit=commander+control
Plus it's free :D

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Just catching up on this thread. My great great grandfather was at Gettysburg with 2nd US Cavalry. He is hanging on the Wall of Fame in the main visitor center.

Ultimate General Civil War is a great game. Really sucked in the last year, a lot of hours. However, Scourge of War Gettysburg is a very tactical level game that allows you to micro manage Buford's and Devin's forces during the first day engagement. Deciding how far to advance pickets to challenge Heth's initial advance (armed with repeaters as you know) is an interesting study. I've played the first day many times from both CS and US perspectives and it is a challenge from both sides.

Sam Elliot as Buford was a great choice in the movie.


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The book on Grant by Chernow referenced in the second video above is a great book. Read it this past summer. And just realized I should have posted same in the Reading thread..will do so immediately.

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