Video AAR: Take Command: 2nd Manassas - Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill)
New writer Matthew Flanigan attempts to hold off a superior Confederate force using a Union rearguard contingent, 150 years after the historical battle took place.
Using Take Command: 2nd Manassas, I will be recreating the Battle of Chantilly. This battle was fought on 1 September 1862 and is perhaps the most well-known rearguard action of the war. Following the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson conducted a wide flanking march in an attempt to cut off the Union Army’s line of retreat. At Chantilly two Union divisions under Generals Isaac Stevens and Phillip Kearny attacked the Confederate forces in the middle of a fierce thunderstorm and foiled Jackson’s plans. While the Union attack failed to drive the Confederates from the field and cost both Stevens and Kearny their lives, it succeeded in buying the Union Army under General John Pope sufficient time to withdraw. In this scenario I will take on the role of General Isaac Stevens who launched his division of less than 3000 men into a wall of Confederates of more than 15,000 men. Did I succeed in buying the Union Army enough time to continue its retreat? Find out below!
Video After Action Review
Video after action review written and produced by: Matthew Flanigan
About Matthew Flanigan
Matthew Flanigan is a recent college graduate with a double major in History and International Relations who’s been playing war games for over 15 years. He loves any type of war game, from games like Panzer General, to FPS’ such as ARMA II and even epic’s like War in the Pacific: Admirals Edition. In addition to making videos for his Youtube channel, Matthew's even begun the slow task of teaching himself the basics of computer programing.
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