Rebel Raiders Replay (Turn 8 –August 1863)
Designer Mark McLaughlin as
CSA; Naval Historian Brandon Musler as USA
When we last left off, the South was reeling from the loss of
– whose capture took no less than three
assaults (two by river and one by land) in one turn to secure. The capture of the city allowed the North to
declare the Emancipation Proclamation, thus further hampering Southern efforts
to bring in badly needed cargo from abroad... Nashville
Blockade Runners – We Few, We Happy Few…
While there are still at least a few (oh, how very few) Blockade Runners out there, Mark plays Cotton is King (Card 87) which increases the value of each Cargo counter brought home this turn by 1 extra VP. Although three (fully loaded, of course) Blockade Runners go down, five get through – and thanks to King Cotton they unload 12 VP. Raiders manage to scramble about for 4 more VP.
Of course one problem with being one of the “few” is that the band of brothers keeps getting fewer….
After losing 5 VP on the Supply roll (an attrition roll to reflect on the cost of maintaining the war effort) the South has 35 VP left – and Mark cashes in 20 of them to start another Ironclad. Batteries go down in
and Atlanta, to attempt to build up
a line of defense against the now unleashed Grant, who may strike out of Nashville
toward the Confederate heartland. Four Blockade Runners, bringing the total in
play to eight, and a Raider are built.
The Rebel deck is reshuffled as per Cotton is King.
Tomorrow, the Union half of the turn....To be continued....