Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Battle of Untietam

It's the end of the school year, and I thought I would put my freshly painted ACW troops through their paces in a legitimate battle.  Here is the setup.  It is a hypothetical engagement on the road to Gettysburg that bears a strong resemblance to another battle in the region fought several months earlier.

June 18th , 1863.  As Lee marches north, he depends in speed and surprise to push deep into the fertile Union heartland.  With his cavalry raiding deep into Pennsylvania, Lee is depending on a strong division led by General Andrew MacAndrews to protect his western flank.  Such a protection is necessary, for a Union force out of Washington led by Obiadiah Trout has orders to find Lee's force and delay it until the Army of the Potomac can move north.  MacAndrews finds a good defensive position in western Maryland, hoping that Trout will attack with the same vigor that MacLellan did across the same creek in the previous September.  For MacAndrews knows that he is not nearly as outnumbered as Lee was in that previous engagement.  Trout, on the other hand, knows thet if he can coordinate an assault along the entire Confederate line, he can avoid the piecemeal bloodbath that met the Union ten months before.  Both Union and Confederate commanders want this to be their...Un-tietam. 



Union Army: 

Trout’s Division 

Brigade 1: Applebaum’s Brigade (Command 8)
                37th MA (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                7th NH (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                114th PA (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                2 Batteries 3” Rifles   (Range: 60”; HtH: 1; Shooting: 2-2-1; Morale 4+; Stamina: 2; Special: )

Brigade 2: Baker’s Brigade  (Command 7)
                8th OH (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                26th OH (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                105th PA (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                57th PA (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                1 Battery 12 lb Napoleons   (Range: 48”; HtH: 1; Shooting: 3-2-1; Morale 4+; Stamina: 2; Spec: )

Brigade 3: Caspersen’s Brigade (Command 7)
                18th USCI (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                56th USCI (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                54th MA (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                2 Batteries 12 lb Napoleons   (Range: 48”; HtH: 1; Shooting: 3-2-1; Morale 4+; Stamina: 2; Spec: )

Brigade 4: Durkin’s Brigade (Command 9).  Enter on an 9+ after turn 4 on W side of creek)
                13th IL(Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                19th IN (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                2nd WI (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                6th WI (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                1 Battery 12 lb Napoleon   (Range: 48”; HtH: 1; Shooting: 3-2-1; Morale 4+; Stamina: 2; Spec: )

Confederate Army

McAndrew’s Division

Brigade 1: Albermarle’s Brigade  (Command 8)
                9th VA (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                14th VA (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                38th VA (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                53rd VA (Armament: R-M; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                1 Battery 3” Rifles  (Range: 60”; HtH: 1; Shooting: 2-2-1; Morale 4+; Stamina: 2; Special: )


Brigade 2: Butterfield’s Brigade (Command 8)
                24th AL (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                19th MS (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                11th TN (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                2 batteries 12 lb Napoleons   (Range: 48”; HtH: 1; Shooting: 3-2-1; Morale 4+; Stamina: 2; Spec: )

Brigade 3: Cooper’s brigade (Command 9)
                1st TX (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                8th TN (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                4th AR (Armament: SBM; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
                2 Batteries 12 lb Napoleons   (Range: 48”; HtH: 1; Shooting: 3-2-1; Morale 4+; Stamina: 2; Spec: )

Brigade 4: Delabord’s Brigade (Command 8) Enter after turn 3 on 8+ in Confederate rear, or after turn 6 on flanks
14th VA Cav (Armament: R-C; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
17th VA Cav (Armament: R-C; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )
2nd NC Cav (Armament: R-C; HtH: 6; Shooting: 3; Morale 4+; Stamina: 3; Special: )


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