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 Post subject: Re: War of Rights Game
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:14 pm 
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They just released their first Skirmish based on Harpers Ferry. It will need some balancing since the Yanks pretty quickly figured out all they needed to do was beat the Rebs to the exit points on the pontoon and railroad bridges then it became Fredericksburg in reverse. This is a "what if" scenario that assumes the Union doesn't surrender and the Rebs after to take the town by force.

The player video attached starts with an attack across the pontoon bridge. I was up with the Yankees on the railroad overpass at the end of it. From there its pretty much a Turkey Shoot for the Union. After that short intro they player shows you around Harpers Ferry which is very well done. Just ignore some of the cussing by those following him because they also discuss some aspects of the game. He also mentions that there will be four battle areas eventually: Antietam, Harpers Ferry, South Mountain and Shepardstown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=393&v=_NJ4VsgTcRw

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 Post subject: Re: War of Rights Game
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:08 am 
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Interesting tactical guide to the Burnside's Bridge scenario in War of Rights.
https://gameplay.tips/guides/1782-war-of-rights.html

Note the two pictures showing each sides view of the bridge. One thing WoR has brought home to me is how difficult it is to even see the enemy at ranges over 100 yards. In this case the opposite sides are separated by about 200 yards. On the Union side from the stone wall I have had to rely on seeing the enemy's musket discharge to aim at. A soldier crouching is almost invisible due to distance and height of grass. If they find themselves a shrub or two they just disappear.

The writer talks about using sharpshooters but it is rarely effective. The only hits are just due to mass of fire of 30 to 50 people blazing away. When you charge across the bridge is when you, usually the Union you, are finally in effective range and full view. Then you hope the guy in front of you gets hit by five or six enemy shots rather than getting spread around to you.

Actually, one of the tactics I have seen if the Rebs are tending to volley fire is to send a group large enough to make them think that it is the real attack to trigger a volley which usully cut that group down. Then in the 20 seconds it takes to reload the rest of the Union force rushes across.

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