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Brad Riedy
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Any gamer who enjoys gaming the battle of Gettysburg should give this game a shot. It does of great job bringing the nasty little tactical realities of the battle to life. Weather it be Reynolds and the Beaufort’s delaying action on July lst or Hood and Maclaws trying to capture the Round Tops. Three Days of Gettysburg (TDoG) operates on a regimental level so you have a lot of options when is comes to troop formations and tactics, for me that is a major plus. If you do not enjoy small unit tactic I would not recommend this game to you. One of the positive parts of the game is how it allows one to start the battle from the beginning or July 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. One can also choose to play only small sections of the battlefield such as the fight for the Round Tops. This is great for players who are just learning the rules and who want to get a grasp of the game before tackling July 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their entirety. One thing that I thought the game lacked was any scenarios encompassed the fights for Culps and Cemetery Hill. I know many people don’t consider the fighting there to be very important, but it would have been fun to play with. That aside I would recommend this to any serious gamer of the American Civil War.
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Ethan McKinney
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It's commonly known as "3DoG" (three-dog).



[Not "TDoG."]
 
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Will Green
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Hey Brad,

Thanks for the review of this. I am wondering, does this game have the "Extended line" provision, allowing a unit to move into the hex, to its left, or right, in addition to the hex that it presently is in? This allows for it to control more area, yet it does 'thin the line' a bit. I am looking for games that have this rule mechanic.

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Will
 
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Tom Volpe
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The rules for the Great Battles of the American Civil War series does include extended lines [8.4]. The rules can be downloaded free from the GMT site.
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Jason Cawley
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Other games with that mechanic include Ney Vs. Wellington (Battle of Quarte Bras) and Wellington's Victory (Waterloo). FWIW...
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Graham Eelbeck
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Another game with this mechanic is GMT's Battles of Waterloo
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Paul Breslin
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And of course the Gamers Civil War Brigade series....
 
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