Joe Balkoski wrote the following on 20 Feb 2019:
We're thrilled to announce the next two games in MMP's GCACW series! Volume 12 will be "On to Richmond II," which will be a combined reprint of two earlier series games, "On to Richmond" (Volume 6, 1998) and "Grant Takes Command" (Volume 7, 2001). This will be a large package along the lines of the recent "Roads to Gettysburg II," and will include not only remakes of 1862 and 1864 scenarios, but also several new 1864 Petersburg scenarios. It will include an entirely new map section depicting the area south and west of Petersburg.
He elaborated on 26 Feb 2019:
Here is a list of the new scenarios we're working on for the Petersburg period in "On to Richmond II":
- Opening Battle, June 15-16, 1864: Smith's Union corps attacks thin Confederate defenses east of Petersburg.
- Jerusalem Plank Road, June 22-23, 1864: Two Union corps strive to cut Weldon RR near Globe Tavern.
- Sheridan Crosses the James, June 22-25, 1864: Cavalry action, as Sheridan escorts huge Union wagon train to James River.
- The Crater, July 27-30, 1864: Union offensive north of James River, followed by the Crater episode in front of the Petersburg defenses.
- The Fourth Offensive, August 14-21, 1864: Double Union offensive, both north and south of the James River.
- Chaffin's Farm and Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2, 1864: Another offensive by Grant both north and south of the James River.
- Boydton Plank Road, October 27, 1864: Three Union corps and Sheridan's cavalry strive to cut the Southside RR into Petersburg.
- Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865 (the first 1865 scenarios in GCACW history!): Another attempt by Union forces to cut southwestern approaches to Petersburg.
- Five Forks, March 29-April 2, 1865: The final, successful attempt by the Union army to break the Confederates' right flank at Petersburg.
PLUS... A stand-alone campaign game beginning in June 1864.
This will be a must-have product for GCACW Eastern Theater fans. Likely a high solitaire suitability...who would want to take the Confederates in these late war battles?