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 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Reloading Artillery

 Post subject: Reloading Artillery
Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:45 am 

Replies: 5
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This is more a technical question of how they actually handled field pieces. Could a gun crew change the type of ammo in the gun without having to clear the current load by firing the gun? This is important in that it determines how fast a battery could respond to a sudden change in situation like i...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: War of Rights Game - Update and Observations

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:42 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 4276

Here's a short video someone put together from the game. It is very well done and it is difficult not to think you aren't watching reenactors rather than a game.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: War of Rights Game - Update and Observations

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:01 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 4276

This screen shot will give you an idea of how difficult it is to even see a soldier much less shoot one. This is a shot from new South Mountain scenarios. I believe it was Garland's defense of Fox Gap. There is a group of confederates charging but are partially hidden by the rocks right above the en...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: War of Rights Game - Update and Observations

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:00 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 4276

War of Rights has added three more skirmish area for a new location, South Mountain. One on holding Fox Gap and two on Turners Gap. They are still working on being able to man artillery pieces in the game. It will be interesting to see how they work that into a skirmish fight. Now for some observati...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Regimental Strenths - Source for

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:27 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 4841

Wayne wrote:
You can get a copy of the "Official Records" on Amazon for about 10 bucks.

Unless you found something I didn't that is one volume of a 128 volume set. Which is why I am looking for some University or Library that has made an ebook version of it available online.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Shortcomings of the Union Officer in the Civil War

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:03 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 6762

Then you have Sheridan described as: Fully grown, he reached only 165 cm (5 feet 5 inches) tall, a stature that led to the nickname, "Little Phil." Abraham Lincoln described his appearance in a famous anecdote: "A brown, chunky little chap, with a long body, short legs, not enough nec...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Regimental Strenths - Source for

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:14 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 4841

Priest's "Antietam The Soldiers' Battle" so far has the best muster list but it is a little spotty. Schulte has a lot of info but still sorting through it. So far no muster roles but he may have them unpublished. Still hoping to find a searchable version of the "Official Records"...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Regimental Strenths - Source for

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:50 am 

Replies: 8
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Anyone know where I can find regimental rosters for the armies before the various battles? I am trying to find the actual muster strengths of the regiments prior to or at least close to the time of the coming battles. I suspect I need to get this from the "Official Records" but I haven't f...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Wargamer Column

 Post subject: Re: Wargamer Column
Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:16 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3993

Grand Tactician I am looking forward too. It has some interesting features. Brother Against Brother is probably the best tactical regiment level game made for the Civil War. It just didn't attract enough buyers to support the game. Using First Manassas as their main battle scenario didn't leave it e...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: War of Rights Game

 Post subject: Re: War of Rights Game
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:08 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 29366

Quite a few since those posts. They have about thirty scenarios now including Historical for Antietam and hypothetical for Harpers Ferry. They also added some special end game features like Last Stand and Final Push that you get when you run out of reinforcements. They added weather which is mostly ...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Early At Cedar Creek

 Post subject: Re: Early At Cedar Creek
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:24 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2487

I think you will find most generals with the exception of Robert E. Lee tended to find other causes for their defeats other than themselves. Both Early, Gordon, Jackson, etc. have done this especially once the war was over and they were trying to protect their reputations. Early can be faulted for w...

 Forum: WDS/JTS Campaign Peninsula   Topic: Buck and Ball

 Post subject: Re: Buck and Ball
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:31 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 6248

The "M" weapon is a smoothbore musket. Most games give it a higher factor for one hex range because of it could fire buck and ball. Essentially making it a shot gun. I don't know why it isn't higher in Peninsula since it was a 5 vs 4 in earlier versions. I haven't checked the most recent J...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Gettysburg River Fords & Supply Lines

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:34 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 14625

Don't go by the graphics alone, also look at the terrain by right clocking on the Terrainh/v.bmp to confirm its path. This is particularly true of some titles. No need for a map editor to do that, but admittedly the acronym that would come to mind is PITA. ;) The question at that point might become...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Gettysburg River Fords & Supply Lines

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:27 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 14625

Ok, I can confirm that supply can't be traced across hex 97,186. What is happening if a unit crosses that ford to the other side is that it traces supply to the ford at 117,227 which is why you can't isolate it unless you block the area between the canal and Potomac. Blocking both above the unit and...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Gettysburg River Fords & Supply Lines

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:38 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 14625

Yes, Gen Whitehead, that was the first thing that I thought also. Since it was a custom scenario maybe the ford hex was improperly input into just this scenario. Therefore I ran tests on regular scenarios straight off the game engine. I found the same results in a couple of Gettysburg tests. That i...
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