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2012
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14 and up
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150 minutes
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Mr. Madison's War: The Incredible War of 1812
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In June of 1812 Napoleon invaded Russia, meanwhile on the other side of the world the young republic of the United States declared war on Great Britain. It was one of America's most unpopular wars and “Mr. Madison's War - The Incredible War of 1812” is a strategy game based on the US campaigns to take Canada in the years 1812 - 1814.

The map board measures 35”x24” and covers the the northern part of the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Canadian provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, the area where most of the battles were fought. The game features over 203 counters that feature the named regiments and battalions that fought the war including militia and Indian units. Also included are named individual Schooner, Brigs and Frigates that fought the naval war on the great lakes. The principal leaders of the war are included such as Major General Isaac Brock, Sir George Prevost, Major General Hull and many others.

The game utilizes the new 'card driven system' which enable players to perform their actions on the game board and score automatic points for the playing of a card as an historical event. The colorful cards include historical information, the year the event took place and a detailed description of the function of the card. There are 110 individual cards in the game.

The illustrated Rule Book is approximately 20 pages long, and there are 5 player aid sheets that contain the Combat Results Table along with cards to set up the various reinforcements.

The objective of the game is to gain Victory Points by invading your enemies territory while maintaining your own. In complexity the game would be rated as average and would appeal to any student of the Napoleonic Wars in general. It is at present the most comprehensive treatment of the War of 1812 yet offered to the public.

The publisher, GMT Games, also produced a mounted map for this game which was sold separately.

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6 Mr. Madison's War - Consolidated FAQ
A consolidated list of questions and answers for Mr. Madison's War.
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2015-01-19
2 Division Holding Areas and Battle Displays
1. Division holding areas for each side. 2. Battle display for opposing armies so that forces and Cdrs involved in the battle can be displayed away from the battle site for ease of play and handling. 3. Displays are sized to be cut and placed upon available space on a map covered by a Plexiglas sheet. JBF
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2014-11-20
5 Play Summary Sheet
Angioman did a fantastic job of accumulating this info. I just consolidated to two (double sided) pages and added some graphics.
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2014-09-05
11 Flatten the Learning Curve Rules Summary
All rules in play-through order to help learn this excellent game (or refresh your memory). Corrections/comments welcomed.
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2014-02-18
16 Mr. Madison's War Player Aid
A player aid for Mr. Madison's War with sequence of play and land combat summaries.
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2013-02-01
14 Land Combat DRM Summary Play Aid
This is a single page summary of all of the Land Combat DRMs in the game. It should allow players to quickly arrive at the appropriate DRM and then roll on the Combat Results Table.
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2013-01-13
4 Sample Counters
Sample GMT counters for "Mr. Madison's War".
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2012-05-10
3 Sample Cards
A sample of Charlie Kibler's cards for the GMT edition of "Mr. Madison's War-That Incredible War of 1812".
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2012-05-10
2 Playtest Storyline SPR-SUM1812
This document is a card play storyline of the first half of 1812 (1 of 6 turns). The bracketed notations are the cards played and how they were used. Text: USA=Blue and England=Red
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2012-03-23
1 MR. MADISON''S WAR - PLAY TEST MAP
This should be very close to what the final map is going to be before submission. All historical information will not change. The only differences might occur in the placement of game charts, card boxes etc...
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