On the 3rd of July, 1863, entering the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg,
General Lee decided to attack the centre of the Union army in postion
along Cemetary Ridge. General Meade, Commander of the Army of the Potomac,
had correctly deduced that the Confederates would attack his centre.
For an hour or more the Confederate artillery on Seminary Ridge fired
at the Union positions, but to little effect due to their extreme range.
At 3.00 pm the attack commenced. Suffice to say, the Confederates were
soundly defeated. They had to cross a mile of open, flat terrain whilst
being shot at by Union artillery and, when they got closer, Union Infantry.
The ranks of the Confederates were decimated.
At the end of the battle General Pickett, when asked to tend to his Division,
replied "I no longer have a divsion". Thus ended the Battle
of Gettysburg and the last offensive campaign by the Army of Northern
Virginia, ensuring eventual victory for the Union in the civil war.
Play the game and find out why it was just too hard an attack for the
Confederates to win. Either side is good to play as both will teach you
how to play Line of Muskets.
There aren't any real tips that will save you if you are
the Confederate. The best tip is to call off the attack, but that is another
story (no one will ever really know why Gen. Lee did it).
The only piece of advice is concentrate your forces, pick
a spot in the line, and go for it. And it doesn't really matter what spot
you pick because, chances are, you will still die.
As the Union player, have fun on the turkey shoot. But make
sure you concentrate your artillery when the rebs are at long range. When
they get closer it won't matter as the canister will take care of what's
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