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67thtigers30 Sep 2012 7:18 a.m. PST

I was wondering if any system has a scenario for fighting the Yorktown "siege" of 1862? I was thinking of writing one for VnB.

6mmACW30 Sep 2012 7:43 a.m. PST

Our club does a good bit of grand tactical ACW. I haven't seen a Yorktown scenario--but that's a month-long period. What would the scenario be, exactly? Dam No. 1? A speculative Federal attack earlier? For most of the siege it would be a pretty lop-sided scenario (at least 3-to-1). The odds might improve if you wrote a speculative scenario for May, assuming Johnston didn't abandon the line before the planned Federal attack. If you do come up with something for VnB, I'd be interested to read it.

67thtigers30 Sep 2012 7:54 a.m. PST

Less lop-sided than you'd think. Early planning shows that on contact (5th Apr) Magruder had 12 massed stands (VnB) to McClellan's 16 and 21 to 25 after ~ 15th, with options for additional reinforcements on both sides.

Wizard Whateley Inactive Member30 Sep 2012 11:31 a.m. PST

The 'On to Richmond' scenario book for 'Guns at Gettysburg' has Lee's Mill and Dam no. 10, which are part of the Yorktown battle.

67thtigers01 Jun 2018 4:45 a.m. PST

Years later I've noticed this post I made, and I should mention I made a scenario: link

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