- Mar 17, 2010
- Reaction score
Well, we are looking at the extreme right of the Union Army. Johnson's 2nd Division, comprising Willich's 1st, Kirk's 2nd and Baldwin's 3rd Brigades; for a total of 14 Regiments of infantry. The 1st and 2nd Brigades are nicely arrayed on the edge of the Gresham woods with a good open firing field before them ,and of course, a -40% defensive bonus in the tree cover. Each Brigade has a complement of 6 guns attached, so there is enough firepower going around. I do not feel the urge to move any of the regiments of the 1st and 2nd Brigades, except for the stray Willich Regiment which needs to come forward a bit to support it's own artillery battery,( Belding's 1st Ohio A ). Baldwin's 3rd Brigade definitely needs to move forward at an early stage, but I am definitely thinking about splitting it in two to support Willich if necessary, but also to make damn sure that the rebs cannot make early use of the Gresham Lane for a wide flanking move to either left or right; so extra defence in depth is definitely needed. Visibility at Dawn is only 4 hexes ( 400 metres ) and at the moment , all that can be heard is yawning and soldiers standing to arms in the cold morning wind.
( Unit numbers based on in-game figures ).....