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Lincoln's War: Politics and War

A card-driven board game between Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis <P> A unique perspective on American Civil War personalities. <P> (http://www.multimanpublishing.com/Preorder/tabid/59/Default.aspx)
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CSW Webinar a Success

John Poniske
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Joel Toppen helped me set up a webinar with John Kranz last night. Twenty-eight folks tuned in to listen to me blather about the game and dance around their questions. Seriously, I showed a number of helpful Powerpoints that covered some of the unique qualities of the game, discussed a cross-section of historical personalities, covered political support for the war, chain of command, war on the water, scenarios and victory objectives.

Granted I couldn't do it all justice in the half hour alotted and it didn't help that I was feeling ill and bolloxed up the slides a couple times. But I was able to show off Michel Boucher's wonderful Vassal version and give a fair introduction to the cards and combat system. If you missed out don't feel left out. The recording should be available on Consimworld sometime next week.

Several of the questions asked regarded the game components. Was it going to be a mounted board? We can cross our fingers and hope Perry is feeling magnanimous (Are you reading this, Perry?)!!! Was the map art the finished version? No. There will be changes made, the color will be lightened, the rails softened, and the states delineated. I was also asked about the number of cards and counters and I waffled, as I said I wasn't feeling well. I answered at least two sheets, the correct answer is ... two 80 card decks, and 250-275 oversized counters. The exact count is yet to be decided.

We had 26 folks attend and the response was largely favorable. more than half of the attendees offered to playtest. Most had not preordered and I noticed three new preorders this morning, I assume the webinar had something to do with it. Several of those who attended mentioned that they do not preorder while many others said they were awaiting more favorable reviews. I'm looking forward to a few more of those myself. Just in case anyone changes their mind, here's the MMP Preorder site http://www.multimanpublishing.com/tabid/59/ProductID/88/Defa...

Stay tuned as later this week I plan on posting the stats on all the generals involved. Be interesting to get everyone's take on it. I know we all have our favorites.
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