So far I have been unable to put reports about the campaign itself on the blog. I could only describe the battles because the campaign involves hidden movement and it was impossible to report on the strategic situation without revealing forbidden intelligence to the players.
The campaign is based on Lee's 1862 invasion of Maryland - the Antietam campaign. We have two umpires. Peter Williams in Canberra designed & set up the campaign and is generally running it by email. I am setting up and umpiring the battles here in Hobart using our Hail Mr Lincoln variant of Hail Caesar. The first 3 battles were small ones and were fought using 15mm figs. The large battle we are about to fight will use 6mm figs. There are 4 players on each side – all are taking part in strategic decision making by email, those who could can turn up on the night fight the battles. These have been described on the blog as they happened.