Belmont, Missouri

November 7, 1861

Historical Overview
The Confederates in the west tried to defend a huge area by establishing strong points along the borders. Ulysses S. Grant, unlike many of his contemporaries, was ready to take action. On November 6, he embarked on transports with the main body of troops, with the objective to capture Belmont, Missouri, across the river from Columbus.
The Union force disembarked the next morning about three miles from their objective and advanced quickly to capture the Confederate camp. Gen. Pillow's regiments were deployed in the fields and woods in front of the camp, but failed to slow Grant's advance. The Union regiments, believing the fight won, moved forward to take the Confederate camp. Cheatham, however, had crossed the river north of the camp and advanced through the woods and opened fire on the Union troops. Surprised that the Confederates still had some fight left, Grant withdrew.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.


Set-Up Order

Woods 16
Fences 2 6
Homestead 1
Rough 2
Fieldwork 3


Union Army
Ulysses S. Grant
Take 5 Command Cards
You move first

Infantry  Cavalry  Artillery  General
5 2 2 3

Confederate Army
Gideon J. Pillow
Take 3 Command Cards

Infantry  Cavalry  Artillery  General
10 1 1 2

6 Flags

Special Rules
• At the start of the Union turn, if a Union unit occupies any fieldwork hex or the building, it counts as one Union victory flag. Place the flag token on Union victory stand. As long as the Union unit occupies the hex, it continues to count toward Union victory. If the unit moves off or is eliminated, remove the flag token tokens from the victory stand.

• All infantry units for both sides are “green” units. Green units must retreat 2 hexes when forced to retreat.


 Related FAQs

The Belmont scenario gives the Union player a victory banner for each Building or Fieldwork hex he occupies at the start of his turn. The Construct Fieldworks card allows the player to build Fieldworks in hexes they occupy. The Union player can therefore play this card and effectively gain 3 Victory banners. It seems to me that this was not the intent of the scenario. The solution could be to remove the Construct Fieldworks card at the game start.

Very sneaky idea indeed, but totally beyond the scope of the intent of the scenario. Only the 3 fieldworks and 1 building hex on the battlefield will count as objective hexes for the Union.

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kostas63 replied the topic:
3 years 4 months ago
Vittoria Unione 6-1. La battaglia inizia con la carica della cavalleria di Delano che elimina con facilita' le due unita' sudiste in posizione avanzata. Il gen. Cheatham interviene con le sue unita' e pur rallentato dai boschi riesce a scacciare la cavalleria nordista prima che raggiunga la fattoria. Sulla sinistra nordista McClernand con la sua artiglieria riesce ad arrivare a poca distanza dall'abitato e pur con gravi perdite porta a casa la vittoria per l'Unione. I sudisti si battono bene anche se la mancanza di ordini si fa sentire parecchio.
NimitsTexan replied the topic:
8 years 4 weeks ago
Second Sluggo. Belmont is in the Trans-Mississippi theater.
Sluggo replied the topic:
9 years 4 weeks ago
This battle should probably be moved to the Trans-Mississippi theater considering it is a Missouri battle
Bayernkini replied the topic:
9 years 7 months ago
In all scenarios all terrain tiles counts as such terrain, which it shows, except the scenario notes says different!

So the 2 fieldworks tiles in this scenario are treated as fieldworks terrain ;)
seanapdaniel replied the topic:
9 years 7 months ago
Question, might the objective field works that represent the camps, not be counted as field work terrain?
Bayernkini replied the topic:
9 years 7 months ago
Add Tags:
- Temporary Victory Banner Objective Hex
- Green Units