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JH04 Big Black River Bridge - May 17, 1863

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Big Black River Bridge

May 17, 1863

Historical Overview
The Battle of Big Black River Bridge, or Big Black, fought May 17, 1863, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Union commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee pursued the retreating Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton following the Battle of Champion Hill, in the final battle before the Siege of Vicksburg.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

 

Set-Up Order

Woods 12
Hills 13
River bend 4
River straight 10
Fieldwork 8

 

Union Army
McClernand
Take 5 Command Cards
You move first

Infantry  Cavalry  Artillery  General
10 - 3 3

Confederate Army
Bowen
Take 4 Command Cards

 

Infantry  Cavalry  Artillery  General
8 - 2 3

Victory
6 Flags

Special Rules
Dismounted Cavalry: Treat as Infantry, except that they have only 3 figures (Confed INF with white shirts and brown slouch hats).

Crossing River: The normal rules apply. In addition, roll 1 die every time a unit enters a river hex. Remove 1 figure if the symbol rolled matches the unit. Roll every turn that the unit remains on the river hex.

Swamp: Units that enter a swamp hex must stop. A unit battling from a swamp hex  rolls one less battle die. Swamp hexes block line of sight.

The three hexes of Gini lake are impassable.

Remove the Construct Fieldworks card from the deck before play begins.

 

Tags: Banners: 6, Unofficial, Army: Union, Army: Confederate, Units: Dismounted Cavalry

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Bayernkini replied the topic: #110 3 years 9 months ago
Add TAG´s:
- Dismounted Cavalry