Across A Deadly Field: The War in the West

Across A Deadly Field: The War in the West

by John Hill, Mark Stacey

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Overview

The War in the West, the new supplement for Across A Deadly Field brings to the tabletop the bitter struggles of the Western Theatre of the American Civil War. The special rules and scenarios included in this volume give players everything they need to recreate the battles, both great and small, of this theatre of the war. Battles such as Shiloh, Stone River, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Atlanta are presented in great detail, offering players of Across a Deadly Field not only a range of scenario options, but the ability to play through a full campaign.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472802668
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2015
Series: Across A Deadly Field
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,079,221
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

In the field of tactical wargame designs, few designers have had as much impact as John Hill. In the 1970s, John started his own company to design and publish tactical and operational games that broke from traditional wargame mechanics. Realizing that he preferred designing wargames over running a business, John sold the company and became a freelance wargame designer. From then on, John's designs for Avalon Hill, SPI, SDC and others became noted for their innovative approaches to simulating unique tactical situations. In 1977, John designed Squad Leader for Avalon Hill. Squad Leader broke the mould for how tactical combat was portrayed on the gaming board, and its impact is still felt today.

Mark Stacey was born in Manchester in 1964 and has been a freelance illustrator since 1987. He has a lifelong interest in all periods of history, particularly military history, and has specialised in this area throughout his career.
Having spent forty years in the newspaper industry in the U.K. Africa and the Middle East, John Hill retired to take up writing on the subject of newspapers for the trade press and, with Gary Graham to co-write academic papers on newspapers and related subjects. He was for some time a Visiting Research Fellow at Manchester Business School and more recently Leeds University Business School where he lectures occasionally.
Mark Stacey was born in Manchester, UK, in 1964 and has been a freelance illustrator since 1987. He has a lifelong interest in all periods of history, particularly military history, and has specialized in this area throughout his career. He now lives and works in Cornwall.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements & Thanks 05

An Introduction to the Western Scenarios 07

Designer's Notes 07

Advantages and Vulnerabilities 08

Rules Clarifications and additions 13

Interpenetration by Disorder and Skirmishers 13

Farm Areas and Farm Fields 14

Combining Fire Restrictions 14

End of Charges and Second Charges 17

Charges Against Unseen Units 17

Cavalry Representation 18

Weapons 19

Pistols 19

Weird Weapons 19

Western Terrain 22

The Shiloh Scenario Set 26

Changing Fortunes in the West 26

The Army of Mississippi Gathers 27

A Complacent Army of the Tennessee 31

Comparing the Armies 32

The Artillery - A Union Advantage 34

The Cavalry - A Confederate Advantage 34

Special Order Number 8 35

The Shiloh Scenario Set 37

The Army Lists 39

Shiloh -The Union Order of Battle 39

Shiloh - The Confederate Order of Battle 43

Sherman's Fight 47

Historical Situation 47

Historical Result 48

Scenario Specific Rules 48

Scenario Intent, Length, Initiative and Victory Conditions 48

Union Setup 48

Union Surprise 50

Sherman is shot? 50

Initial Union Confusion 50

Growing Union Panic 50

Grant Arrives 50

Camp Plundering 50

A Stubborn Flank 52

Historical Situation 52

Historical Result 54

Scenario Specific Rules 54

Scenario Intent, Length, Initiative and Victory Conditions 54

Union Regimental Diversions 54

Growing Union Panic 54

A Long Morning 55

Headquarters, Army of Mississippi, April 6, 1862, 5 a.m. 55

The Union Camps, April 6, 1862, Early Morning 57

Scenario Overview 57

Scenario Specific Rules 58

Scenario Intent, Length, Initiative and Victory Conditions 58

Other Scenario Specilic Rules 58

The Hornets' Nest 59

The Union Lines, Late Morning 59

Right of Duncan Field, A Little Later 60

Historical Result 60

Command & Control Breakdown 61

Scenario Specific Rules 62

Scenario Intent, Length, Initiative and Victory Conditions 62

Grant Arrives 62

Union Continuing Retreat 62

Command and Control 64

Skirmishers 64

Summary Order of Battle 64

The Union Purees 64

The Confederate Forces 65

Where the Bullets Fly the Thickest 66

The Confederate Situation 66

May 14: The Council of War 66

May 15: A Fortunate Fiasco 67

The Union Situation 68

May 14: Evening in Jackson 68

May 15: Evening in Bolton 69

May 16: Early Morning, Champion Hill 69

May 16' Late Morning, the Jackson Road 70

Historical Result 71

Scenario Specific Rules 71

Scenario Intent, Length, Initiative and Victory Conditions 71

Orders of Battle 71

The Union Forces 74

The Confederate Forces 76

Opportunity Squandered 79

Historical Situation 79

Immediate Historical Result 81

Strategic Historical Result 84

Scenario Specific Rules 84

Scenario Intent, Length, Initiative and Victory Conditions 84

Pickett's Mill - Terrain Description 84

Orders of Battle 86

The Union Forces 86

The Confederate Forces 87

The Nashville Scenario Set 90

The Overton House, December 14, 1864, Evening 90

Nashville, December 15, 1864, 5 a.m. 91

Brilliant Counterstroke or Desperate Gamble? 91

Winter Storm: The Nashville Scenario Set 93

Linking the Scenarios 93

What If… 93

…Forrest is Present? 93

…Hood Does not attack at Franklin? 93

Scenario Specific Rules 94

Terrain 94

Confederate Redoubts 94

Setup Restrictions 94

Army Lists 94

A Questionable Diversion 95

Historical Situation 95

Historical Result 96

Scenario Specific Rules 96

Scenario Intent, Length, Initiative and Victory Conditions 96

Setup Positions 96

Orders of Battle 96

The Union Forces 96

The Confederate Forces 99

A Union Right Hook 100

Historical Situation 100

Historical Result 101

Scenario Specific Rules 102

Scenario Intent, Length, Initiative and Victory Conditions 102

Orders of Battle 102

The Union Forces 102

The Confederate Forces 107

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