@Rigadoon everyone knows the reason why he was gonna ban them.
Everyone but the 4(FOUR) reb leaders, you mean. And by 4 reb leaders, I mean all reb leaders.
But, I won't be beating a dead horse today. If he had his reasons, so be it, it's done. Nothing I, nor any of the others will do to change that. I too fear for the future of this game, particularly because of the fact the Union is so favored in this game. Intended or not, there are NO game admins leading a Confederate unit. The fact that the Confederacy also has no marksman might factor in, but I can't say that for certain. What needs to be done is perhaps a quick re-balancing of the units available to each side, if only to give incentive to play either side rather than people looking at the teams and saying "I'd like to be a marksman, so my only option is Union."
Another thing of note is the rules regarding unit availability in Linebattles. Now, this may or may not re-open fresh wounds, so if you're prone to call anyone who disagrees with you a "troll," please stop reading now. As I was saying, maybe...Union shouldn't have Sharpshooters if the Confederacy isn't allowed a proper counter-unit, such as Cavalry or their own sharpshooters?
Again, just a thought. If you think my ideas are nothing more than a Confederate troll's biased, so be it. But at least talk about it civilly.