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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:54 am 
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Well it seems as if this "Clash of Titans" Tournament business has generated some behind-the-scenes banter and bravado among the participants, the usual sign of anticipated enjoyment and competition. We've Larry Mills and Nick Kunz to thank for this up-coming exercise, and I commend their inventiveness and enthusiasm for making the thing a reality.

I suppose that I ought to try and calm down some of the player boasting that's already started behind the event curtain by urging everyone to approach this thing in the proper perspective. So, as the Union Military Group's Chief of Staff, I've already begun the long-awaited refurbishment of our POW Camps, anticipating an influx of Rebel personnel. The existing facilities will, of course, be enlarged and a number of innovations added. For instance, there will be at least two, new remedial study classes introduced for the occupants: How To Correctly Eat Crow and The Do's and Don't's of Making battlefield Decisions While Under the Influence. Camp rations will remain the same, being the standard beans and bacon, although those who study hard and make improvement in their lessons will be rewarded with one bottle of Old Blue Light Beer during the Friday night smokers. These amenities will be observed for the losers of both the 23- and 40-turn CoT Tournament venues, except the latter will receive nippled pacifiers to help them sleep. :P

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You'll need to add the following class as well; What is a latrine and how to use it!

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Gents as you all know I am not one to boast about how damn good us Confederate Gentlemen are, nor do I normally talk about how dashing we look in our fine grey threadbare uniforms. Our battlefield prowess is well known and often talked about in glowing terms in these here forums by many many Union officers, so this issue requires no promotion by me. As for requiring accommodations over on the blue side of the line, you will have gone to all that trouble for nothing :mrgreen:

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Now now.. Gen. McOmish it appears your fighting blood is up and once again you have let it take control of your better senses. After years of war and losing battles in every fashion imaginable those brave lads in blue must do what they can to maintain morale. I do believe you are being a bit harsh when mocking their fine awards and medals. Why many a brave Yankee soldier proudly wears his Buell Rabbit Scamper Ribbon for fastest dash to the rear. Many notable officers smile broadly and shine their Burnside Bridge Star with Lead Clusters and let us never forget the McClellan Medal of Honor with its miniature cigar wrapped scrolls. No sir! You must let the brave lads in blue cling to what is left of their manhood(and soiled trousers) as they endeavor in their never ending and futile campaign to best us the very flower of Southern manhood and pride in battle.

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Ah it warms my heart and makes me smile when the eloquent General Meyer takes a deep breath and begins one of his fine orations to boost the morale of his beleaguered countrymen. It brings a tear to my eye when he reminds his audience of the second day at Shiloh or the first day at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Do your best General, but at some point you will have to be honest with those brave men and encourage them to re-read the sections of the Army Manual on how to properly stack arms when surrendering to your enemy. Do the honorable thing and begin special drills on the least time consuming method for shedding ones rifle and bayonet while double-timing (running like a jackrabbit) to the rear. These would be truly helpful tidbits for your soldiers rather than your awe inspiring appeals to your men's bravery and sense of honor.

You do make us smile though!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:28 pm 
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We have POW camps? I thought we just shot them.


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Did anyone school those Blue Bellies about placing them latrines downstream from their camps? :shock: :shock:

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Gentlemen,

General Hampel and I have just completed our "Cleburne Attacks" (23-turn) battle. The final score was a Draw, but that belies the ferocity of the fight. Between the two of us, I believe we set a record for the most guns lost (117) for such a short scenario, and the officer loss count was high, as well.

I have offered to cross swords with the noble General again, once we have both dragged ourselves back to our respective lines and refitted our men. In the meantime, the next round is on me in honor of this fine opponent!

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