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« on: 26 August 2019, 07:18:00 PM »

It is a while since I looked at this, so had another crack and took some notes while playing.

I enjoyed all of the local nuances that fell out of play, though my ending was a disappointment, based on my instance as the Union Commander on getting the Union Train off the map and my failure as the Confederate Commander to keep the Orange Plank Road blocked. I was playing solo:-)

There were several moments in the game that could well make a good basis for a tabletop battle. I am thinking about doing the Confederate attack against Newton at Salem Church.

If interested my observations are on my blog page at the below link;
« Last Edit: 26 August 2019, 07:24:40 PM by Norm » Logged

Steve J
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« Reply #1 on: 26 August 2019, 07:43:09 PM »

As always Norm, a good and informative read. I too thought that some of the action would work well with figures on the tabletop.

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« Reply #2 on: 26 August 2019, 08:59:06 PM »

Interesting. Always appreciate your clear explanations of key elements of the game mechanics (always looking for sparkly bits to snag). I like your admission that even we solo players can be so absorbed with crushing a portion of the enemy that we lose all strategic perspective.

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« Reply #3 on: 26 August 2019, 09:58:04 PM »

Yes, that was interesting. Fascinating for me also in that I've driven through there a number of times.  Only being vaguely aware that some form of action took place along that road, I often wondered what had gone on in the vicinity of that highway away back in 1863.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
« Reply #4 on: 27 August 2019, 07:53:05 AM »

Another excellent and interesting review, Norm. Smiley

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #5 on: 27 August 2019, 08:11:03 AM »

Interesting read thanks

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