You may have been wondering what happened to our Marching On Richmond Campaign? Well, after the May 1864 action we did successfully conclude the campaign and I will post the final 1864 and 1865 battle reports and campaign narrative sometime soon… Meanwhile if you haven’t already realised we were playing with a near final draft of Sam Mustafa’s “Longstreet” – the latest in his Honour Series of games… Longstreet is now finished and the books & cards have been printed and Sam is planning an August release, however in the meantime you can download a ‘Lite‘ version of the game from the Honour Downloads Page. This is a very cut down version, but for those interested will give them a taste of what the full Longstreet will be when it’s released in a month.
In the Summer of 1861, as the armies gather North and South for the coming struggle, you have been given command of a brigade of volunteers.
Perhaps you got the job through your political connections in your home state or in the national government. Perhaps your credentials from West Point or your service in the Mexican War resulted in this appointment. Perhaps you were simply the right man at the right time. Very soon, you and your green troops will be tested.
As time goes by your units will suffer losses and shrink in size. New units will join your command. Older units, though smaller, will become more experienced and effective, although perhaps also less eager to get into harm’s way. The army will change, reform, and evolve, and you will adapt to those changes. You, too, will change. You will gain experience that has practical application. You will be promoted. You may soon command a division, or perhaps eventually even an army corps. And God forbid, you might be wounded.
But all of that lies ahead. Right now you must concentrate on the mission before you: getting your little brigade through its baptism of fire, and winning glory for yourself, your men, and your cause.