American Civil War battle of the same name. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson against political general Nathaniel Banks as a prelude to Bull Run, August 9, 1862. A meeting engagement, Banks launches a spoiling attack against a superior CSA force and then has to conduct a fighting withdrawal to survive. The game uses the Great Battles of the American Civil War system. Victory is determined by capturing and holding geographical objectives and killing units.
Each Game-Turn represents 30 minutes of real time, and each hex covers about 125 yards from hex side to hex side. Each Strength Point is the equivalent of 100 men or 1 gun.
~ Strategy & Tactics magazine #86.
Recovering hobo, one-time actor and street corner philosopher, now trying to enjoy the less fine things in life (like everyone else does).
One thing has been nearly constant in my life - gaming. Even before discovering wargames (at the tender age of 10 or so - purely fortuitous), I would play out family games (including the 3M series) solitaire. But, life situations interfered not too long ago, and I was largely without board gaming for the better part of a decade. The last couple of years have seen me devoting myself to the hobby again - and learning a lot of the newer designs - so, I'm looking from the eyes of an old grognard (ah, how I fought against THAT term when first used on me) but an open mind and willingness to see if newer games appeal.