1st Ny Mounted Rifles Scenario Page
version, I have attempted to make this battle more historical. I have put in as
much time as I can allow myself todo. So, it is not completely accurate, but it
is closer than what the game gives. I have adjusted some infantry numbers. Such
as, Gilsa'a brigade only had 1300 men not the 2000 that is in the historical
version. I have also lowered the quality of Barlow's division. I believe Barlow
was a very good officer, but his men broke before Jackson at Chancellorsville,
they broke before Gordons brigade on 1st day of Getty, and they broke before
Hay's bridade on day 2 of Getty. I left the remainder of the 11th corp with
there original settings. I have increased Ramseur's brigade, because I believe
that brigade was a very good brigade, and original historical version has them
rated too low. I have adjusted other brigades on both armies. I have adjusted
the artillery more than anything else. Example, Wainright's Battery in the
historical version he is given 20#
James when he actually had 10 Napoleons and 10 3" rifled cannons.
The Rebs had 2 Whitworths
not multiple batteries.
Wilderness 1st NY
AOP started its spring offensive the previous day.
It intends to easily make it out of the wilderness early on the 5th.
General Lee has unexpectedly brought his ANV into the wilderness to confront
Grant. He is hoping for a decisive victory. He intends to hold the AOP in check
with Ewell's Corp and two divisions of Hill's Corp, untill Longstreet and the
rest of his army can come up. I
got much of the early maneuvering away by starting at noon on the 5th. Warren
has been ordered to make an assault
against the confederates on the
Orange Turnpike. He reluctanty does.