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Rainbow Brigade, Episode 6: A Bridge on the River Patapsco

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  • Wait a bit to see results of 'surrender' keeping an eye on both the railroad and fortifications. Maybe Pruitt can also signal me or send a courier with his full intentions.
    SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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    • 1700hrs, West to East:

      Down in the South, the now cut off men of Leroy's Tigers continue to huddle in their trench as double their numbers continue to close in on them. The only thing preventing a charge are the Yankees own guns, still firing slowly but steadily as they keep the elite veteran riflemen under the surface of the earth. There are no casualties, but it's evident that the Yankee commander is content to work on the nerves of the Tigers before facing them in a rifle fight. Their efforts are beginning to show an effect as even these tough men are showing signs of cracking under a bombardment from 30lb guns. Capt. Von Trapp struggles to keep things in hand and the men ready to repel what he can see as an inevitable climactic assault without any support. He looks back over the river towards where bates quartet of Napoleons stand ready but as yet unused.....

      To the North, Capt. Rojik orders Chiswell's cavalrymen to dismount, and they move up with their carbines as they cross the rail bridge still being dismantled by Finch's men. Seeing more men cross the bridge, the Federal commander brings his line up, and a brisk firefight begins at long range as the yankees move up in an effort to block additional forces from crossing the bridge, or maybe their opening bid to force it?

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      Out West, Capt Fred watches a rider go from the Tar Heels in the long distance towards the fort. He sends his own rider to consult with Maj. Pruitt and stands by, waiting to see what reaction is garnered from the surrender demand. The Federals do not send a reply for some time, and a misting rain begins to roll in over the battlefield as both wait for a reply from their Union counterpart to the demand that his garrison surrender.

      With no reply received in about an hour, Capt Fred orders his ersatz regiment to advance around the fort and begin a general havoc of the rail junction or anything else that they can find......

      As the greying sky covers the late afternoon sun, a misting rain begins to fall on the battlefield, coming down in fits and starts.

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      Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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      • Originally posted by TacCovert4 View Post
        (…) He looks back over the river towards where bates quartet of Napoleons stand ready but as yet unused.....
        Is Bates there to give the order to fire when opportunity arises ? I ordered them to fire on anything *crossing* the river but sure wouldn't stop them from firing in support of Von Trapp *across* the river.

        Somewhat hesitant to order "fire at will" either, for fear of shooting my own men in the back.

        They do seem to have clear LOS to the blue unit there now, order "opportunity fire" and "caution against friendly fire" then.

        As the greying sky covers the late afternoon sun, a misting rain begins to fall on the battlefield, coming down in fits and starts.
        It'll be dark soon, may offer us some more offensive options, unfortunately I have no one else to order forward

        " Rojik how's the injury, any improvement ?"
        Last edited by Snowygerry; 05 Feb 20, 02:21.
        Major Atticus Finch - ACW Rainbow Game.

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