Rebel Raiders Replay (Turn 8 –August 1863; Part II - The Union Turn)
Designer Mark McLaughlin as
CSA; Naval Historian Brandon Musler as USA
Grant Heads South(east)
Piqued that the South managed to get as much Cargo through as it did, Brandon sends his Gulf Squadron roaring into Galveston – wanting the Blockade Runner sitting there as much as he wants the city itself; he gets both and knocks the South down twice in Victory Points (VPs) (from the victorious assault and the bonus die roll for taking the city).
That little bit of administrative tidying up done with, he plays All the World’s A Stage (Card 39) which allows him to draw two cards at random from the Rebel hand; one of which he must return but discard the other – in this case, the powerful Rebel Yell (Card 98) which would have given Mark three bonus cards.
The South takes some (very) small Southern Comfort as the
fails the die roll that would have allowed Brandon
to keep the Siege Train card, and back into the deck it goes.
Hardly pausing to shrug off this minor disappointment,
Brandon presses on
to attack the undefended space at , which easily falls – and this
costs the South a pair of VPs due to the difference in battle dice. This space is important, as it is adjacent to
Mountain Atlanta – the jewel and iron
foundry of the South. Its loss would be
dearly felt by the Confederacy, for so many reasons.
To be Continued….