ACW - Newsletter
EDITION 03 - July 1998
Editor: Pierre Desruisseaux ACW - CE
General Info and Club News
It's hard to believe but One Year has passed marking the Club's first anniversary. Having been here from the beginning I have seen the Club go through some difficult growing pains, however it has to grown into a mature and active Club 16 new USA recruits and 11 CSA recruits this month. Certainly more that just a Club were we play wargames but an outlet for personal creativity. Look at all of the fine web pages designed and actively updated by the Corps Commanders, Divisional Commanders and virtually anyone wanting to participate in this way. I am proud to be a member of this Club.
Ist Corps and IIIrd Corps have opened a Mess/board. You can get to it via their HQ pages, another fine addition to esprit de corps.
Ist and IIIrd Corps Officers are participating in Corps maneuvers. A 4-4 Multi battle of BGG is being played
A Union IVth Corps has been formed. Col Hulinsky has accepted command of the newly formed IV Corp and will receive a brevit rank of LtGen
After a long dry spell, it appears the Confederacy is attempting to challenge the Union's dominance in this little war.
With this in mind, Gen Peluso has ordered the reopening of the US HQ to organize the
Union Commander's to meet this new
Rebel offensive. He states it is probably an unnecessary precaution considering the youthful inexperience of the CSA's new
leadership but he felt it would be a good drill for all of our officer's (both young and old)!
We hope to see you there!(See your immediate commander for a pass to access the HQ.)
Grand Campaign 1 1998 News
Here are the latest update figures for the 1998 Grand Campaign. Most of the battles are
into the 15th thru
22nd move. All battles have seen casualties (though Second Bull Run, with 125 Rebel cavalry casualties and 4 Union guns
lost, is still largely a battle of maneuver to this point).
There have been no completed battles within the last month but Wilson's Creek and A
Rock and a Hard
Place are getting close to the end. wilson's Creek looks as though it will be a Rebel victory, but Rock and a
Hard Place is still up for grabs. .
Promotions and Corps News
CSA Promotions May 1998
Congratulations to Capts. Denner & Nicosia who take command of the 1st and 3rd
Divisions respectively. Additional congrats
to Denner for his recent ascendancy to Captain. IIIrd Corps
Fld Lt Don Ist Corps
Cpt. Rozendaal Ist Corps
I-Corp Monthy Report
Lt General Jame Thomas, Commanding
NEW RECRUITS - and Other Training for the Month of: JUNE 1998
NAME DATE NUMBER GAME STATUS
1. R BOYLES 06/08/98 CSARB083 CTG102 NO CONTACT*
2. S MAUL 06/16/98 CSASM087 CTG104 IN PROGRESS
3. F GRAHAM 06/24/98 CSAGF090 CTG105 IN PROGRESS
4. N CUSHMAN 02/04/98 CSANC060 CTG102 IN PROGRESS
5. C DOW Returned to Duty 06/26/98 CSADC039 CTG106 IN PROGRESS
6. M ANDERSSON 06/30/98 CSAMA093 CTG107 IN PROGRESS
COMMENTS: All games are progressing nicely.
1. R Boyles*: Repeated attempts by our Training Officer to
game have met with no response.
4. N Cushman's Training game had been stopped for some reason. I
our new Training Officer to start another game with him so 2nd Lt Cushman
could complete his training.
5. We had lost contact with 2nd Lt Dow, but have now re-instated him from
our inactive reserves, and I have ordered our Training Officer to begin
another training game.
Officer's Receiving PROMOTIONS in the Month of: JUNE 1998
NAME DATE NEW RANK OBD POINTS
1. 2nd Lt G COPE 06/15/98 FIELD LIEUTENANT 30
2. 2nd Lt P DON 06/19/98 FIELD LIEUTENANT 30
3. Fld Lt G COPE 06/26/98 CAPTAIN 48
4. 2nd Lt R HAMILTON 06/26/98 FIELD LIEUTENANT 30
NEW GAMES Started During the Month of: JUNE 1998
Game# Game/Scen Turns Type Date Rebel Player Union Player STATUS
SPN030 BGN - 01 38 FIGHT 06/12/98 1. P Don 1. J Gleason In Prog
MPS004 BGS - 04h 90 FIGHT 06/12/98 2a. J
Thomas 2a. A Martin In Prog
MPS004 2b. Bertrand 2b. R Hall
MPS004 2c. P Miranda
MPS004 2d. J Cotter
SPS028 BGS - 04a 90 FIGHT 06/13/98 3. J Thomas 3. E Masson In Prog
SPG052 BGG - 13 149 FIGHT 06/13/98 4. J Thomas 4. E Masson In Prog
SPN032 BGN - 01 38 FIGHT 06/18/98 5. G Cope 5. D Burke In Prog
CSA0001 BGG - 12 139 Man 6/24/98 6a.
Desruisseaux 6a. G Cope In Prog
6b. J Hardy 6b. J Thomas
6c. T Sparrow 6c. P Don
6d. M Speller 6d. R Ahlf
CMG115 BGG - 50d 149 Man 06/29/98 7. R
Prather 7. J Thomas
Games COMPLETED During the Month of: JUNE 1998
Game# Game/Scen Turns Type Date Rebel Player Union Player STATUS
CTG101 BGG - 15a 13 Training 06/07/98 1. P
Don 1. G Cope Maj
SPB022 BGBR - 03 02 FIGHT 06/08/98 1. Rozendaal 1. S Eck Maj
CMG114 BGG - 06h 12 Man 06/14/98 1. P Don 1. G Cope Maj
CMG113 BGG - 06h 12 Man 06/26/98
2a. Hamilton 2a. G Cope Maj
CMG113 2b. M Adams 2b. J Thomas
Lt General Thomas, CSA, I-Corps
USA Promotions May 1998
Major Michael Medina to Lt. Colonel
Major Alex Martin to Lt. Colonel
Major Gary Cobleigh to Lt. Colonel
1st Lt. Lars Sonderhauge to Captain
1st Lt. Thomas Callmeyer to Captain
Lt. Gen. Michael O'Connor, III Corps, USA
Welcome New Members
Tobbe Landström, Mark Speller, Robert R Boyles, Timothy Louis Miller, John P Looby, David A. Lee, Steve Dotter, Graham Fife, Jon F. Scott, Steve Maul, Costantino Sestini
Marshal C. Funk, Ted Madden, Jim Svette, Laurence C. Boyd, Aaron Olds, Chris Schulze, Joe Engberg, David Benn, Bob Hughes, Alex Brandsma, Frank L J Mullins, Carel Richard Soltys, James E. King, Douglas Hampton McGregor, Trevor Lange, Salvatore Orlando
Not enough participants for a winner!!!
32-bit Battleground Shiloh Version 2.02 (Windows 95)
Changes for BGS 2.02:
* Isolated Routed units melee defend with strength 0.
* Fix for spotting by uncrewed artillery battery.
* Added Turn to phase message in status bar.
* Possible fix for Automated Defensive Fire failures.
32-bit Battleground Antietam Version 2.0 (Windows 95)
Now available: John Tillers Main Program
Gettysburg, July 1, 1863
Late in the afternoon of this first day's battle, when the firing had greatly decreased along most of the lines General Ewell and I were riding through the streets go Gettysburg. In a previous battle he had lost one of his legs, but prided himself on the efficient of the wooden one which he used in it's place. as we rode together, a body of Union soldiers, posted behind some buildings and fences on the outskirts of the town, suddenly opened a brisk fire. A number of Confederates were killed or wounded, and I heard the ominous thud of a Minie ball as it struck General Ewell at my side. I quickly asked: 'Are you hurt, Sir?' 'No,no,' he replied; 'I'm not hurt. But suppose that ball had struck you: we would have had trouble of carrying you off the field, sir. You see how much better fixed or a fight I am than you are. It don't hurt a bit to be shot in a wooden leg.'
General John B. Gordon
Many thanks to all who have contributed, keep up the good work!