The March To The Sea: An American Civil War Matrix Game – Personal Briefings

UnionGeneral William Tecumseh Sherman
Your personal goals are:

  • Avoid all frontal assaults
  • Burn Georgia from Atlanta to the sea
  • Make comments about how war is hell!

General John Schofield
Your personal goals are:

  • Make at least one frontal assault
  • Keep your supply lines open
  • Support General Sherman wherever possible

General George Thomas
Your personal goals are:

  • Never retreat in the face of the enemy
  • Repeatedly refer to your exploits at the Battle of Chickamauga last year, where you claim to have saved the day for the Union
  • Refer to General Sherman as ‘Uncle Billy’

ConfederacyGeneral Joseph E. Johnston
Your personal goals are:

  • Fight a delaying action
  • Force the Yankees to make frontal assault on your position
  • Blame somebody else if the Yankees take Atlanta

General Nathan Bedford Forrest
Your personal goals are:

  • Raid into Nashville (Tennessee) at least twice
  • Maintain your army as a fighting force
  • Make comments about the poor quality of Yankee cavalry

General John Hunt Morgan
Your personal goals are:

  • Raid into Chattanooga at least once
  • Brag about your exploits in raiding Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio earlier in the war
  • Make comments about the poor quality of Yankee cavalry
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6 Comments on “The March To The Sea: An American Civil War Matrix Game – Personal Briefings”

  1. Jim Duncan says:

    Am interested in seeing where this leads!

  2. Jim Duncan,

    There will be an 'episode' of the story appearing every day for the next week or so … so keep reading!

    All the best,

    Bob

  3. Tim Gow says:

    Who were the players Bob? I think we should be told! I can remember one of them…..

  4. Aw… Geez… Bedford Forrest doesn't get to bellow 'You are a coward, sir!' to a superior officer, Bell Hood doesn't get to order a frontal assault in order to 'punish' his army, and what happened to Judson 'Damn Fool' Kilpatrick?

    Just kidding. This looks like a fascinating exercise. Can't wait for the next instalment.
    Cheers,
    Ion

  5. Tim Gow,

    One thing that I cannot remember is who played which role!

    I pleas old age and general decrepitude in mitigation!

    All the best,

    Bob

  6. Archduke Piccolo (Ion),

    It sounds like you are really enjoying this series of blog entries!

    The players gradually got more and more into character as the whole thing developed, and this helped things to flow along very nicely.

    All the best,

    Bob


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