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Hello! I'm mostly a guy from the Reddit Community, (great group) but it's been suggested that I should post about my series' here as well. In fairness, I'd like to be more active in the UGCW community generally...so - let's jump in. I've got two series running at the moment, both Major General Difficulty, one Union and one Confederate. I try to upload one for each about once a week (generally Wednesdays), but sometimes life interferes and I don't do any, and other times I see a lull at work and I'll post three in a weekend! Union CSA Generally speaking, my composition is somewhere above Minimal, and I play with what I term the "Mixed Order" composition. I try to grow my maximum unit size in a slow sustainable manner using Raw Recruits as often as possible, and exclusively when practicable. I use Raw Recruits up until one of the following happens. Adding an additional raw-recruit would drop a star I've reached the maximum authorized strength of a BDE at that phase of the war. And, I try to build "balanced" Divisions which have one Veteran unit and several lesser units, though as you go on and all your units have 1 star, "Veteran" starts to take on a new meaning. I use Pandakraut's wonderful UI modification, which does mean that the "large unit" debuff to efficiency is not present (which honestly helps the enemy more than me...2950 man BDE's at Chancellorsville...shudder). *** The over-commentary is as often about what's happening in the battle at a Tactical or Operational level as it is about something completely random in the context of that battle, military history generally or my favorite authors about the subject. The entire commentary track is written with a new player's view in mind, and these videos are intended to function as a walk-through for *possible* ways to approach these battles and do well. Anyway, that's enough pre-amble. I hope you guys enjoy what you see, and I'd love to engage. Best Fiasco.
I need some help on Antietam as the CSA. I've played and lost it three times in a row now on the hard difficulty after trying a few different strategies. I'm afraid I've mismanaged my army beforehand and I'm screwed, but I'd like to hear from some other people how they win at Antietam. I know I could pull back to Sharpsburg and play for the draw (easily) but I like winning. Attached is my army composition after Cedar Mountain and prior to the major battle itself. I've got one career point to burn which I plan to use on logistics because I inevitably run out of ammo by the third phase of the battle. The last couple attempts I've bought rifles for all my remaining musket units, then used those extra muskets to equip new brigades. I still run out of guns before I run out of money. Last attempt the scaling put me at 40k vs 90k. Even though I get units racking up anywhere from 1000 to 4000 kills in the course of the battle, I can't hold off the AI's numbers in the last phase. My second corps only has a couple mounted skirmishers and one infantry brigade in it. For the record, I've got 100plus hours in this game and I've watched/read the guides and the FAQ so I'm not a total noob.