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Year Published
2000
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Battle Cry
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Battlecry
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A low complexity game of a variety of civil war battles. Modular terrain through the use of hexagonal tiles allows for the setup of several famous civil war battle fields and a plethora of plastic civil war miniatures are used to represent the various forces during the conflict (infantry, cavalry, artillery and leaders). Players manage a hand of cards that provide different orders to your troops in the right flank, left flank and center position of the battlefield.

This game is the first to use what would evolve into Richard Borg's Command and Colors system.

The game rules include the following scenarios:
First Bull Run--21st July, 1861
Pea Ridge--7th March, 1862
Kernstown--23rd March, 1862
Shiloh--6th April, 1862
Gaines Mill--27th June, 1862
Brawner's Farm--28th August, 1862
Antietam--17th September, 1862
Fredericksburg--13th December, 1862
Murfreesboro--31st December, 1862
Chancellorsville--3rd May, 1863
Gettysburg--2nd July, 1863
Gettysburg--3rd July, 1863
Chickamauga--20th September, 1863
New Market--15th May, 1864
New Hope Church--25th May, 1864

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Components:

  • Gameboard
  • 60 Command Cards
  • 46 Terrain Tiles
  • 6 Field-Work Tokens
  • 14 Campaign Flag Tokens
  • 8 Battle Dice
  • Flag and Dice Label Sheet
  • Confederate (Grey) and Union (Blue) Armies (116 Plastic Figures):
    • 6 Generals with Flags (3 x 2 Colors)
    • 6 Artillery Pieces with Flags (3 x 2 Colors)
    • 6 Artillery Pieces without Flags (3 x 2 Colors)
    • 6 Cavalry Pieces with Flags (3 x 2 Colors)
    • 12 Cavalry Pieces without Flags (6 x 2 Colors)
    • 20 Infantry Pieces with Flags (10 x 2 Colors)
    • 60 Infantry Pieces without Flags (30 x 2 Colors)
  • Gameplay Manual

Awards:

2000: Charles S. Roberts awards for Best Pre-World War II Boardgame (Charles S. Roberts Awards) nominee
2001: International Gamers Award winner

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Battle Cry
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English edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Artist: Richard Borg, Scott Hill
Year: 1999
Size: 15.75 x 10.63 x 3.94 inches
4.20 pounds
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7 Epic First Bull Run
Got two set of figures painted up and a "overlord" style board made up for epic battle cry games.
English
2014-05-25
5 Solo Game Aid
Play the game as normal but when it comes to a non player turn choose 3 cards from their hand, that you would play. Then roll a battle die and play that card. Return the other two cards to the non players hand a draw a new card. Simple solo game Use one or two solo boards
English
2014-04-22
7 Reference Sheet
Had this made up for a while
English
2014-04-21
1 Battle Cry Game Stats Over A Year
I have kept a note on the battles i have had with friends and playing online and have now put it all together to show the percentage for each side wining a scenario. As you can see the game works out to be very well balanced. Amos
English
2014-04-20
17 Saunders' Field Scenario
This scenario deals with the first major fighting during the Battle of Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864). On the first day of the battle, during his march through the Wilderness commander of Union V corps, Maj. Gen. Warren (Union player) discovered the advance of Confederate II Corps commanded by Lt. Gen. Ewell (Confederate player) against his right flank on the Orange Turnpike. Warren deployed his corps for the battle on the edge of the Saunder's Field, one of the few openings in the dense woods. Warren wanted to wait for reinforcements from IX corps, but army commander Maj. Gen. Meade ordered him to attack. Two Union divisions commanded by generals Griffin and Wadsworth advanced against rebel divisions commanded by generals Johnson and Rodes. Despite initial success, rebels managed to repel...
English
2012-07-08
12 Scenario: Prospect Hill
This scenario depicts the fighting for the Prospect Hill during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Commander of Union Left Grand Division, Maj. Gen. Franklin sent two divisions of I corps commanded by generals Meade and Gibbon to attack Confederate positions along the Prospect Hill on rebel right flank. Confederate troops consisted of II corps division under Maj. Gen. A. Hill supported with divisions of generals Early and Taliaferro. Initial attack by Meade was successful and Federals managed to achieve their initial goals, but once II corps commander, Lt. Gen. Jackson ordered his reserves forward, unsupported Union divisions had to pull back.
English
2012-06-14
6 House Rules for added chrome
Tweaks to the effects of some cards, split fire and melee combat, added notion of morale checks. Includes unit types for War of 1812 and the American Revolution.
English
2012-02-11
3 Battle Cry at 2011 World Boardgame Championships
All of the player results, plus an analysis of bidding and win rates for the scenarios played.
English
2011-08-19
8 Battle Cry Solo English rules by Manolo Vila
Battle Cry Solo English rules. Need 2d6 by Manolo Vila
English
2011-02-15
8 Battle Cry Solitario reglas en Español by Manolo Vila
Battle Cry Solitario reglas en Español. Necesitas 2d6 by Manolo Vila
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2011-02-15
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Board Game Rank: 391
War Game Rank: 115
Num Ratings: 3032
Average Rating: 7.18
Standard Deviation: 1.34
Num Views: 386588
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