1862 Ė Williamsburg (American Civil War in 3D)
This is the eleventh battle in our series of the American Civil Wargames in 3D. The Confederate Army as executed a tactical withdrawn from the siege of Yorktown and the Union commander General George G McClellan has launched half his army in pursuit. The battle is fought on the outskirts of Williamsburg where the Union encounter a rear guard that is commanded by the Confederate General James Longstreet.
Historically the battle was declared a Union victory, but the Confederates claimed it has a tactical victory since they retired in the night after the battle and the Union did little to stop them. The battle also allowed the rest of the Confederate Army to complete its withdrawal unhindered towards Richmond.
Williamsburg initially has a time limit of 16 bounds in which the Union must disperse the Confederate rear guard.The games design allows for a fast, fun and realistic game within a 2-3 hour period of continuous play. The game gives a flavor of the American Civil War period and a simple chain of command solution adds intrigue to the game, keep the chain of command together and everything is fine, lose it and it could cost you the game?
Combat is designed around the three factors that appear on the unit counters, these indicate the Range, Attack and Strength of the represented unit. You donít even need any dice to play the game since a dice tile system is included with the game, but if you want to roll dice then itís the simple six sided variety that you will require.
The game board is designed to be used either 2 dimensionally as a straight print and play or 3 dimensionally, this takes a little more time to construct but it is well worth the effort for the impressive game board you get at its completion. The final 3D game board gives you a realistic feel to the terrain and shows the tactical dispositions of all the game counters.
Included with the download is the 3D Game Board in two halves, the Williamsburg six page Battle Report, the Gaming Counters, a simple guide on how to build a 3D Game Board, the Brothers At Arms twenty page Rules Booklet with Playsheet, a twenty four hour Timeline Table and finally a set of Tile Dice. The game rules are fast and easy to learn and will be the same throughout the full series of American Civil War in 3D.
Can you continue this great series of battles with another victory? Play North or South in this the eleventh game of the American Civil War in 3D series of board games.
Seven Pines is next in the series and it comes with a continued play option that is dependent on the tactical objectives you win in this game.