Bill Wood's Top Ten American Civil War Games
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1. Board Game: The Civil War [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:936]
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Still, for me and others, the Game on the whole war.

Be sure to check out the consimworld thread on this title - it is still full of life and in development by its dedicated fans.

This game should always be on any ACW best of list, and almost always at number 1.
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2. Board Game: Rebel Raiders on the High Seas [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:4289]
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New, but oh so welcome. From the winning duo of Mclaughlin and Schacter, we get a game that focuses on the Naval War - not a simulation - a game which is a solid representation of the Naval War.

Top notch stuff - and easy to get into with great fun even for those not knowing the war.

Game deserves many rewards.
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3. Board Game: None But Heroes [Average Rating:8.20 Overall Rank:3874]
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Essig's Line of Battle Series, an improvement over the previous RSS system seems to me to have reached the pinnacle of ACW Regimental level Battle/Command games.

The retrofit of these rules makes the next title even better...
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4. Board Game: This Terrible Sound [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:4618]
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An excellent game on the Chickimauga Battle.

BTW, for the un-initiated of the Essig Monster Games - don't be too daunted - the games come with so many scenarios that the table challenged can enjoy them and fight very interesting small battles - there are literally dozens of games in each box.
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5. Board Game: Pea Ridge: The Gettysburg of the West March 7-8 1862 [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:4281]
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This will represent the best of the GBACW series in the SPI days - this battle is fine meeting engagement with two to four player potential on one map - a very interesting situation.

Others to look for are Drive on Washington, Wilson's Creek, Cedar Mountain, Jackson/Corinth and the older little brother Stonewall.

Sadly all long out of print, most of them can still be easily obtained second hand - I actually have several copies of each except Jackson/Corinth - one copy - this game is often quite pricey second hand.

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The Monster Games that came out in this series, Terrible Swift Sword and Bloody April are hard to come by - Bloody April has never really been replaced in the current series hosted by GMT - 3DOG has gone through several editions to replace TSS.

TSS was very important to me when I was younger - had to get on my bike and peddle like a mad man to catch the UPS driver who just missed me when I ordered the thing - I peddled hard, ran up breathless to the guy and put in my COD purchase Cash on Delivery - oh man, I am OLD.
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6. Board Game: A House Divided [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:969]
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I loved playing the original GDW game.

I bet it is still a very good game. Sadly, production values for re-releases have been wanting.
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7. Board Game: In their Quiet Fields II [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:4074]
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ITQF 1 was my first exposure to any board wargame with written orders - played it a few times before I dropped out of the hobby in the late 1980s.

When I returned to the hobby in full force in 2006 with the Eden War Room, came across fellows who played and one guy who owned all of the rest of the series - now I do as well.
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8. Board Game: Manassas [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked]
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Got to play this once and marvel at its beauty way back in the early 80s.

Sadly, I do not own a copy - would sure love to get my hands on one though. EXPENSIVE and fairly rare.
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9. Board Game: Glory III [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:4320]
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The whole series is great. Get 'em if you can!
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10. Board Game: Murfreesboro [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:10749]
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I may not get much agreement on this one - but I like it - some call the map bland - I like its look.

Very nice game - deserves a reprint.
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11. Board Game: Fury in the West [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:5797]
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OK, 11.

Great Game - I have the original Battleline Version.
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