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p55carroll
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Just bought a copy of this OOP game. Am hoping it might work for me.

For about 35 years, I've made abortive attempts to get into ACW miniatures (still have some of the rules and a few sample miniatures I painted up), but it never panned out for me. I seem to be a dyed-in-the-wool board wargamer. And mainly a solo wargamer.

I played Little Round Top years ago, once or twice, but I never bought Devil's Den--partly because it sounded too limited in its focus (just those few hours at Gettysburg). I wanted something more open-ended.

Well, within a week or so, I'll find out if this game does the trick.
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I hope it works for you. This didn't for me, but that's because close tactical games just don't scratch my itch. As much as I love ACW gaming, I've just had trouble getting into anything at this scale. Both Little Round Top and Devil's Den have left me cold.

Another problem with this game is the lack of scenarios included in the box. I was disappointed with what was offered here. There may be more scenarios available somewhere, if you care to search. Good luck, and good gaming!
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I understand scenarios from Johnny Reb III work, if one is willing to convert them. And I happen to have an older set of those rules, plus a scenario booklet.
 
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Well Patrick, how do you like the game. Personally, I feel it gives a good feel for Civil War combat.
 
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Nappy wrote:
Well Patrick, how do you like the game. Personally, I feel it gives a good feel for Civil War combat.

So far, I like that it sits neatly in my stack of unplayed games. And I like that the counters are still unpunched, so I have that to look forward to.

Unfortunately, I bought more wargames than I could play last year (including Rebel Yell, which competes with B&L). Guess this year will be for playing, not buying. Maybe I'll manage to catch up.

Stay posted.
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