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bob machala
United States
Waynesboro
Pennsylvania
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10
Aug 2005*
Upagraded to 10, because I`m having fun
with this title. Every scenario has different aspects, which make them unique.
2005-08-18*
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jim lehmann
United States
Unspecified
Washington
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10
Jan 2006*
Great wargame. I enjoy games that are a bit easier,...not chalked full of troops etc. This game uses the Block system to a degree although there is not "fog of war" unless you can stand these thin pieces on end. I am not too sure I am for Fog of War with this game for there are not that many pieces we are talking about and think it wouldnt be worth it.

The game is unusual.....the mapboard comes with extras to change the scene etc. The movement makes sense, I like the emphasis on moral and feel that makes for realistic battle. In addition, the game uses commanders, has artillery fire that allows for fire ahead of the troops which again is realistic. Some of the Revolutionary War games are simply too complicated while this ones allows you to fight certain battles without getting bogged down in the overall war.

This game is simply one of the best...one has to get the hang of Protecting their troops once the morale factor gets to 1. If not, you will surely lose in victory points.
2006-01-01*
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Kirk Stewart
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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10
Oct 2006*
Pretty fun and light game.
2006-10-22*
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Leondus Hutchison
United States
Carson
Mississippi
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10
Nov 2007*
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Eric Martin
United States
Perry Hall
Maryland
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10
Aug 2008*
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Gordon Stewart
United States
Bowie
20715
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10
Oct 2009*
Rare combination of playability and historical feel. More fun w/15mm miniatures. Low attrition means it favors patient positioning. Poor base map is only drawback. See my 2 page rule summary and EZ setup maps that make it quick to setup certain scenarios.
Amazingly well playtested scenarios, simple enough rules to use all the applicable advanced rules. Diametrically opposite to C&C system (Memoir) 'cuz of turn limit, APs on ANY front, move THEN fire (not move AND fire). Requires patient manuevring.
2008-03-28*
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Randall Shaw
United States
Kennesaw
GA
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10
Jul 2009*
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Bartman
United States
New Jersey
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9.3
Mar 2009*
The obvious successor to C&C for Black powder era battles in light wargames. I really feel like this game is being overlooked. That's fine for me, since I feel like I'm sitting on a hidden gem mine, but Worthington games deserves a huge amount of recognition for this system. I used to pine for an updated version of BC or a C&C Napoleonic game, but now I am only interested in the next version of this system for any powder era games. This game has moved up to the same place among my games as C&C:A because it does what I felt C&C:A did for the era it portrays: Plays realistically but also quickly. This system is REALLY, REALLY good.
2008-02-02*
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Mark Christopher
United States
Salem
Massachusetts
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In the wonderful game, Bonaparte at Marengo, this is how to get nasty Frenchies out of a village.
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9
Sep 2005*
Based on 3 plays so far. I prefer this to "Battle Cry", a very similar game. The added optional rules add a lot of nice historical flavor for very little added complexity. The battles we've tried so far were all very tense and exciting.
2005-09-20*
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Robert Patton
United States
Manassas
Virginia
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9
Mar 2006*
A very fun wargame. I have only played the Bunker Hill scenario ... so my rating may change after I get the chance to play some more of the other scenarios. IMHO ... this game does have some similar elements to M44 and others of the type, but it has so many other elements different, I do not feel the comparison is very fair. The price does seem a tad high for the number of bits, but I think the quality is above average, and they all seem to work together very well. The action point system makes for some hard choices and ... you are not "stuck" with a hand full of cards for "units on the right" when you can't do anything on the right. (This last comment is for those who feel this is a M44 or BC knock off. Which it is not). I think the leaders could be made for effective if they could "activate" adjacent units ... a house rule twist I plan on playing around with when I get the chance. Bottom line ... worth the $$$ ... More later ...
2006-03-04*
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Joe Pike
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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9
Aug 2009*
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Peter Bogdasarian
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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9
Dec 2006*
Really enjoyed the games of it I've played, expect to put it on the table again in the near future. Does a great job of providing a fast-playing game with strong period feel. Attacker has the harder tactical task in most scenarios as it can prove difficult to approach the enemy without being chewed up by their fire. (unlike Battle Cry, most units cannot move & fire)

Also very impressed with the balance and testing of the scenarios. We've had very few runaway wins but ordinarily both players have been in it until the end. In the 1 or 2 cases where a blow out has occured, an alternate strategy proved to tighten the odds dramatically.
2006-12-03*
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Jason White
United States
Ashburn
Virginia
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9
Aug 2007*
This game is compared too much to the Command and Colors Series...

It is a good to great game in its own right...
2007-08-21*
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Jimmie Pierce
United States
Lawton
Oklahoma
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9
Feb 2008*
I like this very much. Short, simple, and historical. Attractive components.
2008-02-18*
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Donovan K. Loucks
United States
Providence
Rhode Island
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9
Sep 2011
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Ralph Ferrari
United States
PA
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9
Jun 2013
Half way through the scenarios and loving the game. All have been unique and have come down to the last, or next to last turn, so balance has been very good. I nice easy to learn, and easy to play game.
2013-06-20
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Kim Meints
United States
Waterloo
Iowa
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9
Feb 2012
Brian Hurrel
United States
Livingston
New Jersey
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May 2012
This game has really grown on me, especially since I started using minis and 3d terrain. The pace is slow, but this perfectly captures the often stately and sometimes even glacial pace of battles in this era. Patience and time spent maneuvering troops into advantageous positions pays off while any sort of headlong rush is more often than not disastrous.
2012-05-23
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Steve Gallob
United States
Rowlett
Texas
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8.88
Jul 2005*
I have been using Heroscape terrain tiles and rdoxx counter sleds. See my photos!
2005-07-31*
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Mark Kolenski
United States
Haverhill
Massachusetts
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8.5
Mar 2010
Simple, beautiful system with plenty of replay value. Hold the Line is even better. Plays very quickly.
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Paul Denhup
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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8.5
Jan 2007*
Sweet! For a block war-game that is. Many scenarios with quick set up and play times. Makes the French & Indian War along with the American Revolutionary War "game-able" and fun. Will purchase others in this series, "Wars for America."
2007-01-28*
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Tom Sievers
United States
Wauconda
Illinois
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8.5
Dec 2007*
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Todd Goff
United States
Aiken
South Carolina
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8
Oct 2008*
Great medium-level wargame
2005-09-07*
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Stan Hilinski
United States
Laurel
Maryland
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Mar 2014
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Richard Irving
United States
Salinas
California
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8
Nov 2005*
This is a preliminary rating after one play, but I'm quite impressed. Slightly more complicated than Battle Cry/Memoir '44 but definitely in the same range of complexity.
2005-11-04*
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