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Scott Key
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I pulled out Dixie:Shiloh today and Soloed a game. As usual, very enjoyable. The Union Center Back became the focus of all the fighting as the US forces had successfully delayed or repulsed the CSA on the Right and Left front positions. Brigadier Clark led a strong initial assault then played the Pittsburg Road card to attack the victory locale at C/B.
The Union had two batteries of 20lb parott rifles and a weak infantry brigade (CV 1). Fortunately the US also had Julius Raith (1/2) and Johnny Shiloh. By day's end a battery and the infantry brigade had touted as well as two CSA infantry brigades.

Seeing this Brigadier Clark hit the Bottle and had to be escorted to the rear. Sunset on the battle and Grant reinforced the C/B position with Cavalry Infantry and a Battery. At the beginning of Day 2 the Confederates engaged Raith's position again and charged into melee. US lost a battery and an infantry Brigade but stood strong through the two rounds of melee, causing the new CS commander Bushrod Johnson to retreat. The Rebels were to weak to try again and the day was lost.


I love all the games in the Dixie family. When I first picked up Bullrun in 1995 it was a revelation: a game that was FUN and challenging and historically intriguing. I wish still that Columbia games would rework this Shiloh game and make a boxed set that would cover all the 1862 battles involving these Armies Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River). With only a bit of work it could be done and possibly breathe new life into a series of games that I have stuck with longer than almost any other.
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I too really love this series of games. I have Bull Run, Shiloh and Gettysburg as well as the Eagles set for Waterloo etc. I have full sets of all but the Shiloh set. 400 cards seemed just so many...so I have never got around to buying the missing ones. Also for many years this has been the poor relation to the others in the series, which is a shame. I need to break it out again to give it another go. Thanks for the report it was a blast from the past!
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Shiloh didn't get played much originally by me & my gaming buddy but it's more fun & interesting than I thought. Played it again this morning, in fact....
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I really enjoyed this system. I have the Waterloo set and Bull Run, Shiloh and Gettysburg. I collected all the cards the hard way, one 60 card deck at a time. The group I used to play with would generate fictional battles using decks built on the point system. I keep a box of duplicates labeled Bull -Shi-ttysburg for creating random fictional engagements. I found the Dixie series preferable to the Battle Cry boardgame.
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Infinitely preferable

I collected the same way... But lost my duplicates AND most CSA Gettysburg cards in a move a couple of years back.
 
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That was a neat review; I've only played Bull Run a couple times once buying it at the convention in Los Angeles during initial testing and release. While I enjoyed it, just couldn't find players willing enough to have a go again at it.

Recently I pulled it from my old collection of games to look it over and decided to try to finish my collection of Bull Run (which I have trades up for of my extras and Im actively looking for cards). I also went on the Columbia website to see about Shiloh and Gettysburg and noticed they were not selling Gettysburg at all. Anyone have an idea why?

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They sold out of the complete sets and starter decks. They do seem to have individuals.,,, there is a complete set on e-bay right now...
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Awesome to see these games get some attention. Dixie Bullrun is my favourite as it is just so easy and light and quick.

Unfortunately I do not have Gettysburg but if anyone want to sell me set let me know.

I love the simplicity of Bullrun, love Shiloh for a more detailed game.

Eagles is also high ranking but there is just something about the dixie games.
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Scott Pasha wrote:
I wish still that Columbia games would rework this Shiloh game and make a boxed set that would cover all the 1862 battles involving these Armies Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River). With only a bit of work it could be done and possibly breathe new life into a series of games that I have stuck with longer than almost any other.

It would sure be nice to have more than one scenario to play with the 400 cards. Easy enough to play generic battles but historical ones would be better if they can be reasonably done with these cards.
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It would really just take a single pack of location cards and replacement leader cards to make many of the 1862 battles work.
But I'm afraid this series is consigned to the dust-bin. (Other than the excellent Sun of York of course).
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Played again today. CSA victory on day 2 by envelopment of the Peach Orchard. I shifted Terrain a place to the right (eg: L/B becomes C/B, etc). Withers Division + Statham Reserves vs Hurlbut's Division + Stuart's Bde
 
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MARIANO ANTONIAZZI
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hi,has anyone thought of playing the Prussia's Defiant Stand battle firing system variant with the Dixie Cards battles?,

and then the option of Dixie Cards/Prussia's Defiant Stand merge play options to do battles with the ABC battles Shiloh boardgame?

it would be interesting to see and experiment with,

this would merge the beautiful Dixie Cards game with the Shiloh boardgame, ABC battles, with the Prussia's Defiant Stand firing system,

Prussia's Defiant Stand/Dixie Cards merge play with Shiloh boardgame,the front line limits,and the 4 battle steps,this would give more historical play.

if anyone has triad or played the variants options above please let me know,thanks,Mario
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