Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sherman Takes Command

This day 150 years ago in Rebel Raiders’ History  

 -Dedicated to Civil War episodes, battles, people and ships that also appear in my game, GMT’s Rebel Raiders on the High Seas.

March 18, 1864Sherman Takes Command

Historical Event:  Promoted to lieutenant general in early March and ordered East, U.S. Grant officially turned over command of the Military Division of the Mississippi to William Tecumseh Sherman on March 18, 1864.   While Grant made plans for a coordinated offensive in Virginia, Sherman organized his forces for the invasion of Georgia – which would lead to his capture of Atlanta and the subsequent March to the Sea.

Game Connection:  Although Rebel Raiders on the High Seas is primarily a strategic naval game of the Civil War, the land war is represented.  Sherman and Grant, as well as their Confederate opponents, are present (Sherman is USN Card 50).  These generals grant additional dice, re-rolls and other bonuses in land combat.

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