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  • Major Pruitt calls for an orderly. "Please go tell the Hampton Brigade to form up on me, We are going down this road and find some Yankees to hit."

    Major Pruitt, Tarheel Legion Cavalry
    Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

    by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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    • OOC: Hampton's Brigade is led by Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton. I doubt he's going to listen to anyone telling him to form up on them......
      Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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      • Let the note read "request assistance of General Hampton and his brigade in clearing Yankees off the Mercerville Road."

        Major Pruitt, Tarheel Legion Cavalry
        Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

        Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

        by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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        • "The battery will limber up for movement! Quickly men or we shall find the war has moved to another state!" I turn to one of my Lieutenants, "Bring the artificers and carpenters up as quick as you can. Get the damaged carriages repaired and then follow our movement once you have."
          Surveying the field for a moment. "The battery will move to the hill directly to our north." (I'll decide on exactly where to deploy once we're there and can see how the battle is progressing. I doubt I can reach that location in a single turn). I'll have to ride in a carriage forward given my condition.

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          • The rider from General Hampton waits for several seconds as the Rainbow Brigades line marches forward.

            "Tell General Hampton to link up with Major Pruitts Tar Heels situated behind us. Major Pruitt can guide your regiments pass our left flank into the Yankee behind the hill. The Yanks have two fighting regiments and two shattered regiments there. We are going to take this hill and hold it. Rainbow Brigade supports you in destroying the Yanks, after that we should be fine. Now go, time is worth fortune."

            With General Hamptons rider gone, Colonel Bates continues to supervise as the Brigades left flank moves towards the hill top to engage the 22nd NY and rest of the Yankees. To Holdens runners, Bates tells them to move on top of the hill and if the Yanks get to firing range, engage them with accurate fire.
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            Rear Admiral Sander Van der Zee, Commander of Dutch Far East Theatre
            Colonel Abraham Bates, Rainbow Brigade
            Angrim One-Eye, Yellow Company
            "There is never enough firepower!"

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            • The GJ and Finch's Battalion reach the top of the hill. Lt.Col Bird calls out a "Halt", providing an opportunity for the soldiers to take a breather, The GJ supply wagon has arrived and ammo is distributed. Some of Finch's NCO come see about ammo, but the GJ weapon uses a smaller caliber than their left flank neighbor and cannot help them replenish.

              Lt.Col Bird and Cpt Frumm are back on their horses brought to them by Cpt Dyers, the GJ Adjutant.

              LtCol Bird take the opportunity to visit Finch, only to find him knock out cold on his back, with some of his troops attending to him. Bird was concerned that Finch was badly hurt, but it only seems that he somehow hit his head against something during the forward move and his lights went out.

              LtCol Bird looks around on top of his horse to assess his situation. Rainbows cannons are mute, and he takes it as an indication that they are moving forward.

              A fight seems to be happening on their left flank. The NCGG seem to be fighting someone further forward to their right.

              A Confederate cavalry brigade has arrived and runners are seen heading for them.

              Bird will not move his troops or Finch's Battalion until he gets further orders - going in one direction or another is simply going to have Rainbow troops scattered all over the place instead of having a concentration of force to deal with the enemy.

              Bird also wonders where are the Saddle Blazer cavalry troops, as they would be well placed to escort prisoners and the wounded to the rear. Asking supply troops to deal with prisoners does not allow them to effectively deal with their primary task of supplying the troops and places their stores in tempting reach of prisoners who may look for an opportunity to overtake their captors.
              Last edited by Capt AFB; 19 Jul 18, 23:11.

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              • Update Friday Evening my time........so around 20-22 hours.
                Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                • OOC: Hampton hasn't made contact with Fawcett, so Fawcett won't reply - but throwing a fresh cavalry brigade around the enemy flank is the best way to panic McClellan into retreating his whole army which will benefit us in turn.

                  The North Carolina Grenadier Guardsmen lay prone on the earth in the shelter of the wooded fringe atop the hill, reloading and firing from behind the trees and undergrowth at the Federal infantry climbing towards them. This was the Guard's bread and butter, firing at enemies forced to expose themselves to their rapid and relentless fire. The Federals had to stand to reload their weapons; the Southerners didn't have that problem, and could fire six aimed rounds a minute without ever rising from their position.

                  From where he fired his Dreyse in the leading ranks of the South Carolina's position, Harry Fawcett looked left and right to confirm that the Grenadiers had doffed their distinctive hats, each man cutting his grenade to a 5-6 second fuse and keeping it ready. In the event of a large Federal assault on their line, they would light and cast them towards the Federals while they were still ten seconds out to break their momentum and stall them at point blank range.

                  "Guardsmen! Hold them!"
                  Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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                  • Major Pruitt rides to meet General Hampton. "Sir we have Yankees in the woods in front of those two Farmhouses to the Left of the road. We will follow your lead, but I was getting ready to hit those guys and then turn to the right and run some more Yankees out of the Cornfield. We can then fall on the rear of the 22nd NY and other troops along the road. Be careful in the Cornfields as they almost as tall as our horses. We won't see Infantry in the Corn until we are right on top pf them.

                    What are your orders, Sir?"

                    Major Pruitt, Tarheel Legion Cavalry
                    Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                    by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                    • Bird is keeping an eye on the movement of Hampton cavalry brigade.

                      If the cavalry brigade moves to Rainbow's North flank, Bird and Finch will move forward and deploy on the NCGG left flank.

                      If the cavalry brigade move to support the NCGG, Bird and Finch will pivot North as one unit and support Rainbow's attack against 22 NY.

                      If the cavalry brigade does not move, Bird and Finch will stay put where they are.

                      OOC: The GJ supply wagon is autonomous from the supply train, so the GJ is resupplied as mentioned in my narrative. Questions: As per my posts 164 and 187, did the Badger get re-supplied in ammo? Are supply wagons heading toward the units, including Finch?

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                      • Originally posted by Karri View Post
                        The Blues will advance on the double past the 22ND NY, and wheel to a position to fire at them and the mass of men from flank and rear. The Tigers will hopefully advance to make sure the enemy cannot engage us.

                        The Tiger's will advance along with the Blues.

                        Maj Leroy
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                        • Dashwood will order his troop to fall back behind Rainbow's main battle line, looking to rest horses and act as a mobile reserve.
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                          • September 17th, 1040hrs

                            West to East

                            Receiving the Message, Hampton's Brigade rides at a fast trot up the road, linking up with the Tar Heels. Major Pruitt can see that there are around 900 men in three regiments, most relatively modestly equipped but with elan. Around 100 troopers break off and ride the prisoners back down the sunken road towards the rear. Meanwhile, leaving a few men behind to try to repair some more of the damaged guns, Major Gardner limbers his battery, carefully extricates them from the hill, and then starts moving towards the hill.

                            Moving quickly, Freeman urges his Blues straight forward, then with the command "Right Half Wheel, March" swings them around to face the flank of the 22nd NY. Meanwhile, moving forward with the Blues, the Tigers find themselves in range and open up on the 22nd in the open, something that would be an even match if it weren't for the rate of fire of their breechloaders, though the Tigers are initially overeager and their accuracy is poor. Bates Irregulars, having to draw within range to fire, take some more casualties, and Col. Bates observes that his company is down to about half strength in effectives. Finally, with Major Leroy painting the air around him blue, the Tigers unleash a few disciplined volleys at range, and just as the Blues finish their turn to flank the 22nd, it shatters, becoming more rabble than regiment.

                            All is not finished, however, as Capt. Freeman sees the other formed Union regiment moving up on what is now his own exposed flank, and the cavalry screen dismounted and opening fire. His men have taken much punishment today, and finally the lead ripping into his flank is enough, and his men once again fall back without orders, moving to the rear and the safety of friendly lines. Col. Bates, from his vantage on the hill, can see the cavalry screen has moved up, and that the federal infantry is re-forming by the cornfield, shaking itself back into lines of battle.

                            Waiting for word from the other commanders, Major Holden halts his Badgers, giving them time for the wagons to come up and resupply as well as take the wounded. Capt. Richter keeps pushing his tired and battered battery forward, making for the crest of the hill by the path of least resistance. Capt. Dashwood equally falls back from his position on the hill, taking his winded men and horses to the rear for a breather after two gallant saber charges.

                            Temporarily in command of a full regimental formation, Lt. Col. Bird looks behind him to decide which way he should move forward. Seeing the cavalry advancing up the sunken road, he begins advancing towards the Grenadier Guards, trusting that the reinforcements should be sufficient to handle whatever may occur on his left. Finch draws first blood. Cresting the hill they come upon a dismounted cavalry company endeavoring to get enfilading fire against the beleaguered Grenadiers. Finch's Battalion, with the enemy at a hundred yards and in the open, fires by rank as they roll forward across the field, shattering the company of dismounts and sending them scampering to the rear. Bird can tell that there's hard fighting in the trees, but with the powder smoke he cannot quite tell all of what's happening.

                            With Col. Fawcett himself in the fore, the Guards kneel or lie behind what cover they can find in the sparse treeline on the hill. They can see the Yankees coming, and just begin firing at will as fast as they can feed their Dreyse rifles. They're outnumbered nearly four to one, however, and though they keep the 10th PA slowed by their fire, the 9th is able to use some cover and concealment to advance to within 100 yards. There the Yankees pour volleys into the guardsmen, and even with their taking cover a couple of squads evaporate under the lash.

                            The 10th is temporarily stymied by the exchange and continues to fire volleys. The 9th, is not, and the words "drop packs, CHARGE" are heard as a growling yell comes through the trees. Grenadiers throw their grenades, sowing confusion but causing fewer casualties in the woods than they would on tight formations in the open. Within seconds they're firing their last chambered rounds and the battle is to the clubbed rifle and bayonet once more. Elite Grenadiers versus nigh twice their number in Yankees, neither side giving way in their own private war, with Colonel Fawcett in the center of the melee, pressing his men to hold their line and break the morale of the "Pennsylvania Reserves".

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                            Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                            • Wrong hill. I meant the one due North of my position. The one with that sea of red right next to it advancing up the road.

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                              • Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                                Wrong hill. I meant the one due North of my position. The one with that sea of red right next to it advancing up the road.
                                Corrected on map.
                                Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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