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002_(Weather)_1st Battle of Kernstown March 23rd, 1862 - JTS Campaign Shenandoah

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002_(Weather)_1st Battle of Kernstown March 23rd, 1862

By Richard Walker
CSA 0 - 1 - 0 Union
Rating: 10 (2)
Games Played: 1
SM: 2
Turns: 21
Type: Stock
First Side: CSA
Second Side: Union
(Historical) In early 1862, Union General George McClellan invaded the South by transporting over 100,000 men, by ship, and so began what has become known as the Peninsula campaign. This was a serious threat to the South, and it's heavily outnumbered army. To help relieve this imminent threat, and protect his flank, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, ordered General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson to engage the Union army, advancing through the Shenandoah Valley, and prevent them from reinforcing McClellan. This first of these battles took place near Kernstown. Here, on the 23rd of March, Jackson sent his small army, of amount 4,000 men, to attack the larger Union force of nearly 9,000, commanded by Nathan Kimball. With no reconnaissance, this initial attack attempted to eliminate the Union artillery position on Pritchard Hill. As the Confederate commander, you must drive off the union positions south of Kernstown before Union reinforcements are brought to bear. As the Union, defend your initial positions, then prepare a counter-attack to repulse the rebels.
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
CSA Steel God's Profile Steel God vs. 2-81 Armor 2-81 Armor's Profile Union Draw 16 16
Steel God
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Steel God Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:40 pm
In a very rare situation when the south has an artillery advantage, they must use it to great effect to counter Union numbers. The weather, and thus visibility can play a big role in that.
2-81 Armor
2-81 Armor Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:17 am
It's rare to find scenarios that are so finely balanced, but this is one of them.
It's a bare knuckled brawl from start to finish, almost resembling the battle at Groveton between the Iron and Stonewall Brigades. Highly recommended.
"And I will show you where the Iron Crosses grow."- Sgt Rolf Steiner, The Cross of Iron