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 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Effectiveness of the Rifle

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:46 pm 

Replies: 49
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I felt that four hexes or even three should be the engagement ranges for rifles. Rifle qual in the Marine Corps (in 1965) incuded being able to hit a washtub target ten times at 500 yards with an M-14. That is four hexes. Sniper territory, not line infantry. Anyway what made me drop another note her...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Effectiveness of the Rifle

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:39 pm 

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Emory Upton correctly decided decided that one of the reasons that assaults failed was because attackers stopped to fire instead of charging in and overwhelming the defenders. Hood triumphed at Gaines Mill with that tactic; Robinson's division stopped to fire at Laurel Hill and got clobbered. Any wa...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Vassal?

 Post subject: Re: Vassal?
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:27 pm 

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That is a quote from John Pope, who kept his headquarters where his hindquarters ought to be ; - )

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: The best western movie ever made

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:58 am 

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Lots of posts, so surely someone has nominated "The Searchers" In the nearly annual Hollywood effort to screw John Wayne out of an Oscar, this was the biggest injustice.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Effectiveness of the Rifle

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:59 pm 

Replies: 49
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General--
Of your examples, 2.5 % and the casualties inflicted !0% seem the most realistic. I once suggested a "flexible" casualty rate where players could choose what worked for them, more or less like some of the other optional rules.
J Ferry
2LT USA

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Effectiveness of the Rifle

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:57 am 

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Forgive me, but the last few posts prompted some thoughts, and also some memories. Years ago I was hunting with a replica Enfield and I saw a buck coming straight at me thru open woods, well over 100 yards away. So I aimed, compensated a bit for the distance, and fired. That buck went down like a st...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Effectiveness of the Rifle

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:58 pm 

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Sometimes it is hard to be humble. Looking forward to more data.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Effectiveness of the Rifle

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:15 pm 

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As I said, a rather simplistic approach. A little research would probably produce the correct figures for my example, including the amount of ammo expended at Gettysburg. Artillery fire would be well under 10%. I would lower casuaty rates and raise fatigue effects.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Constructing Trenches

 Post subject: Re: Constructing Trenches
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:36 am 

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33% in a 20 min scenario = 100% in an hour
50% in a 30 min scenario = 100% in an hour
Also, it is possible to build and collocate trenches and breastworks in the same hex, not something we asked for.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Effectiveness of the Rifle

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:51 am 

Replies: 49
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Another approach that may seem rather simplistic, and could certainly be more refined: Take a battle, Say Gettysburg? Number of Union riflemen--75,000 x 40 rounds per man = 3,000,000 Number of Confederate killed and wounded = 25,000 Number of rounds fired to inflict one casualty 3,000,000 /25,000 = ...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Rolf Hall's Graphics for Overland Campaign

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:30 am 

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Banshee--
I comprise a portion of the JT team. Is there anything I can do?
Ferry
2LT USA

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Rolf Hall's Graphics for Overland Campaign

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:06 pm 

Replies: 18
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I'm a newbie in some respects. Could anybody tell me how to find Rolf's graphics?
I might be able to work on compatibility at some later time.
John Ferry
2LT USA
Overland Designer

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: New "Overland Campaign" Opinions

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:11 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 14479


Gentlemen: Having been only this day commissioned in the Union Army as an A.D.C. in Headquarters, I have taken the first train south to join you in the suppression of the rebellion. I join Ken Jones in wishing you godspeed as you embark on the Overland Campaign. When we started on this journey James...
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