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  • #76
    Seeing the troops in front of him and to his left, Colonel Bates continues to dig down and preparing his position for the enemy attack.

    OOC: Not much to do without orders.
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    "There is never enough firepower!"

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Karri View Post

      OOC: Isn't that what happened at the sunken road at the other end of the line historically? I was going to suggest we rush that hill, but now it's too late.

      ...
      I'm not sure, but you could be right!

      Squares = Cavalry, and Cav is good for many things... but unless they dismount they are not much good at holding their ground. And even then, not so much.
      Maybe its not too late?
      "Why is the Rum gone?"

      -Captain Jack

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      • #78
        A brash charge might well drive them off the hill, and also disrupt the enemy deployment. If the Tar Heel wills immediately engage the enemy in a heavy skirmish the Orleans Blues can do the assault from move. There's no point engaging in extended firefight for sure.
        Wisdom is personal

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        • #79
          Some decisions to make. I plan to update on Tuesday, trying to get back into the swing of things.
          Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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          • #80
            Same as before, the Badgers will continue its deliberate rifle fire against the Sharpshooters.
            Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

            "Aim small, miss small."

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            • #81
              General Sennef slumps in his saddle, his white horse slowly ambling away as his men prepare for anticipated orders to advance .
              Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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              • #82
                I think to myself If we stay here and the Yankees keep bringing up fresh guns we're doomed. If we limber up, we lose three guns and our boys will have no support. Might as well stay and fight.

                "Boy's," I shout moving among the guns, "If the Yankees silence us the brigade is finished! We have to silence those Yankee guns. Make you're shots count and the Yankees hurt!"

                The battery continues to fire percussion shell mixed with occasional case on the Union guns.

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                • #83
                  "Blasted" Colonel Bates thinks as he realizes that the Rainbow is without a commander, he knows that he has to take the command. Otherwise they would surely get beaten. With the Yanks massing their forces and the cavalry threatening his left flank, something had to be done to give Rainbow some advantage.

                  Sending a riders to other units, message was simple: "General is gone, Colonel Bates takes command".

                  Riders carried few specific orders which are following.
                  -Saddle Blazers are to join with Tar Heels and do a combined charge at the cavalry on the hill in north. Orleans Blues are to follow the cavalry and join the fray. This combined effort should beat the Yank cavalry from the hill. Take the hill and hold it.
                  -Green Jackets are to make sure that Yanks cannot push them away or threaten our right flank.
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                  "There is never enough firepower!"

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                  • #84
                    Major Pruitt acknowledges the receipt of the order. "Bring up the Horses and mount up! We are going for a ride! The Saddle Blazers will get here soon and we will lead them up that hill and disrupt those Yankee Cavalry Troops overlooking us! Cousin Leroy! I want you and your Platoon on Point."

                    Major Pruitt, Tarheel Legion Cavalry
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                    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

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                    • #85
                      Update scheduled for Tuesday.

                      If it wasn't obvious previously just noting now. Sennef has had to bow out, so his departure is being handled in character by me. And with that, Bates became de facto Brigade command and has sent orders to Bird to take charge of his sector and handle things there.
                      Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                      • #86
                        Maj Leroy's Tigers will support the Tar Heels and Saddle Blazers on their action up the hill to the north to neutralize the Union cavalry threatening our flank. Let's hope the Union doesn't exploit the gap in the line that we will leave on this action. If we drive the Union cavalry off, will we be holding that position? Seems a long way from the hill to the left edge of the mainline. We may be better at firing at a distance from an elevated position and that will probably cause the Yanks to split off some men to wipe me out. If that's the case, we will be prepared for it.
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                        • #87
                          Orleans blues is to conduct a swift attack to claim the hill, and once done will position itself to face the flank of the iron brigade
                          Wisdom is personal

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                          • #88
                            September 17th, 0740hrs

                            One of General Sennef's men rides up and grabs the General as he's nearly falling out of his saddle. Pulling him upright to see what's the matter he sees a neat hole in the general's throat, a nearly spent bullet from a sharpshooter at extreme range.....

                            On Nicodemus Hill, Major Gardner continues to lead both batteries in their raging artillery duel, fogbanks growing on the opposed hills as the guns steam each time they're swabbed. Skill, or Luck prevails as their shells rain down on the heavy guns, finally appearing to dismount the last of the big 20lbders and landing amongst the other batteries on the hill. Return fire is mercifully light this time and no one manages to get themselves hit.

                            Word reaches Colonel Bates that the General is no longer with us and he is needed to take charge of the situation. Sending out some orders quickly various units start moving to make a swift punch against the Union cavalry on the left flank in an effort to reverse the situation Rainbow has found itself in. Freeman and his Orleans Blues are already on the move and catch up to Major Pruitt just as he's mounting and the Saddle Blazers are joining up. With his men fresh, consolidated, and already moving forward swiftly, Freeman's Blues get on the attack ahead of the Tar Heels and Saddle Blazers.

                            Approaching the hill quickly, the Blues come into line, eager to prove their mettle. Their attack stalls rapidly however under the fire of two hundred dismounting cavalry with Sharps carbines, the height advantage enough to give them the necessary reach to be brutally effective. Stalling the attack occupies the Yankee's attentions though, and the charge of the Tar Heels, Saddle Blazers pushing themselves to the forefront to avenge their leader, viciously slams into the dismounted horsemen on the far Left and sends them flying from the field. The next company tries to hold and form a rally square, but the combined weight of the attacks pushes them as well and they mount up and ride clear as Rainbow forms a new line now flanking the flankers. Major Leroy and his Tigers arrive to find the attack concluding and no opportunity present to help take that location.

                            Meanwhile on the Right, Bird receives word from Bates that he is to take charge of his flank, news that might be somewhat shocking after their precarious relationship only two weeks earlier. Holden continues to exhort his Badgers to take well-aimed shots, and while still outnumbered it appears that they are making a dent in a war of attrition with their counterpart sharpshooters.

                            As the various commanders reassess the situation and decide where or if they need to move their men or direct fire, the blue-coated line surges forward, angling towards the gap that was easily observed to be made when the Tiger Rifles departed the sunken road to head North. The Iron Brigade moves forward in serried ranks, while there appears to be some consternation in the other regiments as they get organized both to make their attack and to protect their own flank.


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                            Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                            • #89
                              Major Pruitt reorganizes His men and the Saddle Blazers. "Men if those Yankees try to hit our line we will hit them in their flank.
                              Check your pistols and reload. When we move we will go from a walk to a trot. Tarheels will form a wedge and the Saddle Blazers will fill in behind us. Blues, I want you to stay on the hill and prevent anyone from taking the hill. If we need you we will let you know.

                              Major Pruitt, Tarheel Legion
                              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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                              • #90
                                Not being able to tell clearly if we've silenced the Yankee artillery my battery continues to pour shells mixed with case onto the position we know to be the enemy's artillery.

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