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.
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
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
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.
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...
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.