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"Micro" Elephant

Post by John Thomas8 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:29 am

Saw this thread on PMT the other day:

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=437341

And I picked up the Eric Wittenberg book on this cavalry fight.

I've been kicking around doing the Brinkerhoff's Ridge fight with TCHAE, with the regimental commander as CiC instead of the divisional commander and the disparate squadron/pairs of company commanders as the brigade commanders.

Anyone see any problem with this, maybe other than tracking down commander names?

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Re: "Micro" Elephant

Post by genew49 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:56 pm

John,
Just a resource for the 10th NY Cavalry Regiment, among those engaged at Brinkerhoff’s Ridge.
http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civ ... htm#photos
There is a link to a roster but it is 299 pages long.
http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civ ... Roster.pdf
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Post by John Thomas8 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:37 pm

Wow. I was gonna stick to 2 troopers/4 infantry figures a stand. Although, I could probably do a squadron at 1:1. :D :D

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Re: "Micro" Elephant

Post by genew49 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:37 pm

A squadron at 1:1, tell me more/how. Thanks

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Post by John Thomas8 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:05 pm

I collected enough 1/72 cavalry troopers to do Brandy Station with the normal TCHAE basing. I reckon there's over a thousand of each side I have on hand. That's enough to base up a 1:1 squadron. Wouldn't have any idea how to play it with any of the rules.

I'm still not sure how I'm going to do the Brinkerhoff fight as of yet.

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Post by genew49 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:54 pm

So a squadron would be equal to 200 men at full strength?

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Post by John Thomas8 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:12 pm

In the field, that's about right. Two companies of 100 or so effectives.

For this game, I'm thinking doing 1 stand = 25 troopers or for the 2nd Virginia Infantry, 1 stand = 50 soldiers. 2nd VA had 333 effectives present, between the 10th NY and 16th PA Cavalry regiments, about the same.

A very small skirmish game, 7 commander cards per side.

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Re: "Micro" Elephant

Post by genew49 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:01 am

Sounds good. Thanks.

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