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Rainbow Regiment, Ep 1: 1861

Since there's interest in doing this, I'm going to skip the drawn out interest/building thread stuff and try to get things underway quickly and efficiently. Estimated Turn 1 date is going to be around the First of October.

March, 1861, Eastern North Carolina:

After South Carolina's secession, various men of means are raising militias, in expectation of their own state's secession and need to defend itself and its rights. With hot debate in Raleigh, militias begin training all over North Carolina, planning to volunteer their services to their state......

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Bookkeeping note: If you've already worked one up with me, thanks for helping me test some things, and go ahead and use what's been worked out.

Players: Number of players isn't necessarily limited, but I'd like to keep it reasonable as well, so say 8 maximum.

If you want to play, PM me with your answer to the following 2 questions, and we'll work out the details. Now that I've gotten a handle on things and am keeping them from getting out of hand on details, it should take 2 PMs max.


What are you:

A Wealthy Planter

A Businessman with Overseas Connections

A Career Soldier from the Mexican War



What militia unit are you raising:

An Infantry Company

A Cavalry Troop

An Artillery Battery


I'll leave this available for a little bit before I post up the start of the first engagement. This series plans to follow some of the obscure and smaller engagements of the war, along with cameos in major battles. I don't plan to get stuck into large multi-day affairs unless it's a finale or something. Small, quick, and able to be run without having to look at NPC units and all that other crap.

Also, if you'd like to be something different in a non-combat sense (Capt AFB, I know you have a penchant for the obscure), I'll entertain but I won't guarantee. I want to keep things to a maximum of simplicity, and this is the way to do it.
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I was refreshing the new threads page for a few days now anticipating this one

I'll be,

A wealthy planter and raise an infantry company.

I'll confirm by PM.
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Wealthy planter who raises a cavalry troop

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How about a wealthy businessman with connections in Europe, particularly London. I've imported 4 3.5" Blakely rifles (12 pdr) with shot and shell, and am having field carriages manufactured locally for these.
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Well we have two Troops of Cavalry, one Company of Infantry and one Battery of Artillery! It seems we have enough for a Legion! Legions often were mixed Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery. We had better grab Daft animals while there are some available..

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What? Supplying troops, maintaining their equipment and providing medical care to the wounded is...Obscure???

Well, if I was a wealthy businessman who would raise a company of infantry, I would provide the troops with 1853 Enfield rifles and officers with 1958 Lefaucheux revolvers...I may even have extra cargo from my overseas enterprises to provide Lefaucheux revolvers and brand new 1861 Enfield Musketoon to my cavalry friends

...And lots and lots of ammo!
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What? Supplying troops, maintaining their equipment and providing medical care to the wounded is...Obscure???

Well, if I was a wealthy businessman who would raise a company of infantry, I would provide the troops with 1853 Enfield rifles and officers with 1958 Lefaucheux revolvers...I may even have extra cargo from my overseas enterprises to provide Lefaucheux revolvers and brand new 1861 Enfield Musketoon to my cavalry friends

...And lots and lots of ammo!
Very generous of you André, glad to have you with us.

Now we have 2-2-1.
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I will be a wealthy planter from the Fayetteville area, raising an infantry company.

Not just any infantry company though; the North Carolina Grenadier Guard!

In our impeccably turned out uniforms of green, black and butternut the men are armed with Sharps carbines, Bowie knives and 3" grenades.

(and lots and lots of ammo).
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Captain Pruitt has raised a 70 man Cavalry Troop. They are armed with Two Band Enfield Muskets and at least four Colt 1860 Army Revolvers a man. The Captain is a wealthy Planter with some small businesses around the plantation and has money in the bank in New York City. His brother looks after business in New York. The troop was raised near the plantation in Durham County. They have some farm employees serving in a Mule Squad that carries the ammo, cook gear and rations. One of the Muleskinners cooks.

The Plantation grows multiple crops, raises Horses and Mules. There is a training program for future Wheelwrights, Farriers, Blacksmiths and Coopers. Neighboring poor farmers are hired to spin wool and make cotton cloth.

We don't have weapons that need metallic cartridges!

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My first reaction too was to go for 'Empire building' in order to guarantee my ability to finance my troop
till the GM pointed out to me that his intent is to focus on the fighting.
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I've got the information I need for actual game purposes locked in. Everything beyond that is fluff and RP. Fun to talk about and to build a persona, but not really germane to gameplay unless your persona is going to affect your play style.
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Sennef's Saddle Blazers

The troopers of Sennef's Saddle Blazers have started to wear red caps over their deep dark grey blue uniforms
in order to indicate that they are a cut above the ordinary cavalry.

Their Sharps carbines, revolvers and sabers are businesslike enough to not dismiss this claim right out of hand
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As the warehouse only had dark blue uniforms to dress the company, which would simply not do in a fight against the Yankees...The wealthy business man that was Captain Bird approached some of the local seamstresses and asked for advice. They proposed to use dye produced from plants and roots to change the color of the uniform.

The only dye concoction available was for the color yellow, turning all the uniform in a hunter green color...

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I appropriated 30 sets of pre-secession US uniforms from the Fayetteville arsenal through a business acquaintance and had them tailored with red facings. So my artillerymen wear a greyish-blue jacket with red facings and deep sky blue pants. The men were given kepis with red trim, but felt slouch hats are allowed when no on parade for the sun.
Those without shoes got a pair.
For fatigue and camp work they can wear butternut or other slop clothing.

I talked a blacksmith I've used for years, and a carpenter into joining the unit with their tools to keep the equipment in repair.

Gardner's North Carolina battery is formed.

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May 27th, 1861, Outside Washington, NC

In the heady excitement of the wave of secessions and victory at Fort Sumter, camps have sprung up as volunteers, militias, and new State troops are being raised. Boats and small vessels come up and down the Pamlico, bringing men and supplies to this bustling little river town.

As various units arrive on a meadow sitting beside one of the numerous swamps in the area, a local planter and member of the secession committee, Bryan Grimes, meets them.

"Gentlemen, the Governor has heard about your various units, and quite frankly, he didn't know what to do with them. Some are almost conventional, and some are nearly throwbacks to a bygone era. So he's ordered that they all be combined, a Regiment. Some think that you'll be a unique and capable regiment-legion. Most of us think that the governor should have just reequipped all of you properly.

Get your regiment organized. As militia, you're entitled to appoint your own Colonel, but due to requirements he will have to operate with his company as his staff, further staff cannot be afforded for non-standard militia regiments. Since your men are already equipped, you'll be moving out soon, wherever the Governor decides that your services will be required. And with that, I'm leaving, the governor has appointed me Major of the 4th."
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