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    Campaigns -- My Idea List

    So before I get told that there's already a thread dealing with new campaign ideas, I wanted to point out that this thread is rather a series of campaign ideas I had and wanted to throw out there. Others can share their own ideas for a cool new campaign as well. Anyway, I just wanted to share some ideas I had written out for fun about new campaign ideas. Here's some gameplay modes I thought would be cool additions as well:

    Siege: One side attempts to break through the fortifications of the other side and capture the objective, while also attempting to drain the manpower tickets of the enemy.

    Urban Battle: Urban combat in the streets of a city / town.

    Line Battle: A major line battle, mainly fought in fields, plains, hills, etc.

    Fortification Assault: Unlike Sieges, which are drawn-out engagements, Fortification Assaults are direct attacks on a fortified sector of an enemy position.

    Skirmish: Small, brief scenes of combat.


    1861 Campaigns

    Fort Sumter
    Siege


    Date: April 12-14, 1861
    Setting: Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
    Battle: Battle of Fort Sumter
    Campaign: Operations in Charleston Harbor
    Theater: Lower Seaboard Theater

    Fairfax Court House
    Skirmish


    Date: June 1, 1861
    Setting: Fairfax Court House, Virginia
    Battle: Battle of Fairfax Court House
    Campaign: Manassas Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Arlington Mills
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    Skirmish

    Date: June 1, 1861
    Setting: Arlington County, Virginia
    Battle: Battle of Arlington Mills
    Campaign: Manassas Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Philippi
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    Urban Battle


    Date: June 3, 1861
    Setting: Philippi, Virginia (West Virginia)
    Battle: Battle of Philippi
    Campaign: Western Virginia Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Big Bethel
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    Line Battle

    Date: June 10, 1861
    Setting: Tabb and Hampton, Virginia
    Battle: Battle of Big Bethel
    Campaign: Blockade of the Chesapeake Bay
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Hoke's Run
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    Line Battle

    Date: July 2, 1861
    Setting: Falling Waters, Virginia (West Virginia)
    Battle: Battle of Hoke’s Run (Battle of Falling Waters)
    Campaign: Manassas Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Carthage
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    Urban Battle

    Date: July 5, 1861
    Setting: Carthage, Missouri
    Battle: Battle of Carthage (Battle of Dry Fork)
    Campaign: 1st Missouri Campaign
    Theater: Trans-Mississippi Theater

    Rich Mountain
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    Fortification Assault

    Date: July 11, 1861
    Setting: Rich Mountain, Virginia (West Virginia)
    Battle: Battle of Rich Mountain
    Campaign: Western Virginia Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Blackburn's Ford
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    Skirmish

    Date: July 18, 1861
    Setting: Outside Manassas, Virginia
    Battle: Battle of Blackburn’s Ford
    Campaign: Manassas Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Bull Run
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    Line Battle

    Date: July 21, 1861
    Setting: Outside Manassas, Virginia
    Battle: First Battle of Bull Run (Battle of First Manassas)
    Campaign: Manassas Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    I'll post some more of my ideas in this thread.
    Last edited by JDwoody; 12-06-2018 at 11:50 PM.

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    Great post. I, for one, can't wait for sieges. Something is just awesome to me about siege battles and I hope we can get Sumter soon, and eventually Vicksburg with the trenches and tunnels (If the game ever goes into the Western Theatre)
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    Wilson's Creek
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    Line Battle

    Date: August 10, 1861
    Setting: Near Oak Hills, Missouri
    Battle: Battle of Wilson’s Creek (Battle of Oak Hills)
    Campaign: 1st Missouri Campaign
    Theater: Trans-Mississippi Theater

    Kessler's Cross Lanes
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    Skirmish

    Date: August 26, 1861
    Setting: Nicholas County, Virginia (West Virginia)
    Battle: Battle of Kessler’s Cross Lanes
    Campaign: Western Virginia Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Hatteras Inlet Batteries
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    Fortification Assault

    Date: August 28-29, 1861
    Setting: North Carolina Outer Banks
    Battle: Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries
    Campaign: Blockade of the Carolina Coast
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    Carnifex Ferry
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    Line Battle

    Date: September 10, 1861
    Setting: Nicholas County, Virginia (West Virginia)
    Battle: Battle of Carnifex Ferry
    Campaign: Western Virginia Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater


    Cheat Mountain
    Fortification Assault

    Date: September 12-15, 1861
    Setting: Pocahontas and Randolph Counties, Virginia (West Virginia)
    Battle: Battle of Cheat Mountain
    Campaign: Western Virginia Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater


    Lexington
    Urban Battle

    Date: September 13-20, 1861
    Setting: Lexington, Missouri
    Battle: First Battle of Lexington
    Campaign: 1st Missouri Campaign
    Theater: Trans-Mississippi Theater

    Greenbrier River
    Skirmish


    Date: October 3, 1861
    Setting: Pocahontas County, Virginia (West Virginia)
    Battle: Battle of Greenbrier River
    Campaign: Western Virginia Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater


    Santa Rosa Island
    Fortification Assault

    Date: October 9, 1861
    Setting: Santa Rosa Island, Florida
    Battle: Battle of Santa Rosa Island
    Campaign: Gulf Blockading Squadron Operations
    Theater: Lower Seaboard Theater


    Camp Wildcat
    Skirmish

    Date: October 21, 1861
    Setting: Laurel County, Kentucky
    Battle: Battle of Camp Wildcat
    Campaign: 1st Western Campaign
    Theater: Western Theater


    Ball's Bluff
    Line Battle

    Date: October 21, 1861
    Setting: Outside Leesburg, Virginia
    Battle: Battle of Ball’s Bluff
    Campaign: McClellan’s Operations in Northern Virginia
    Theater: Eastern Theater


    Belmont
    Line Battle

    Date: November 7, 1861
    Setting: Belmont, Missouri
    Battle: Battle of Belmont
    Campaign: 1st Missouri Campaign
    Theater: Trans-Mississippi Theater


    Ivy Mountain
    Skirmish

    Date: November 8, 1861
    Setting: Eastern Kentucky
    Battle: Battle of Ivy Mountain
    Campaign: 1st Western Campaign
    Theater: Western Theater

    Camp Allegheny
    Skirmish

    Date: December 13, 1861
    Setting: Pocahontas County, Virginia (West Virginia)
    Battle: Battle of Camp Allegheny
    Campaign: Western Virginia Campaign
    Theater: Eastern Theater


    Dranesville
    Skirmish

    Date: December 20, 1861
    Setting: Dranesville, Virginia
    Battle: Battle of Dranesville
    Campaign: McClellan’s Operations in Northern Virginia
    Theater: Eastern Theater

    That's all my ideas for 1861 Campaigns. I'll post my ideas for 1862 Campaigns next.

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    I like the idea of sieges, howevre as the defender has such big advantages normally regarding cover and just being able to hold their grounds. I think a system on those maps whereby the balance of the teams is not 50/50 would add to the game. Maybe 60/40 split? Thus making the attackers have more numbers but a harder task.

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    I'd love to see a in game recreation of the siege of Petersburg 1864-1865.

    Forts Sedwick, Mahone and The Crater would be awesome.

    At The Crater it'd be cool if each team has to rush towards the crater and attack/defend it.

    This would create very intense and fast paced firefights with a fare amount of melee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anderon46 View Post
    I like the idea of sieges, howevre as the defender has such big advantages normally regarding cover and just being able to hold their grounds. I think a system on those maps whereby the balance of the teams is not 50/50 would add to the game. Maybe 60/40 split? Thus making the attackers have more numbers but a harder task.
    The attacking team in WoR actually have more tickets than the defenders.

    It's unlikely you'd ever see any of these, Antietam works so well because tactically it was a draw historically.
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