1862 – Savage’s Station (American Civil War in 3D)
This is the fifteenth battle in our series of the American Civil Wargames in 3D. The Confederate Army as just encountered the Union rear guard outside Savage’s Station, but neither side is reluctant to commit to a battle, can you be decisive and attack?
Historically the battle was a skirmish with only a third of the available troops being committed to the encounter. It was a great opportunity for the Union to bloody the Rebels, but due to General McClellan opinion that none of this subordinates where fit to command the rear guard. He left each commander to his own initiative and the opportunity was lost.
Savage’s Station initially has a time limit of 14 bounds in which the Confederates must attack and gain objective ground. The games design allows for a fast, fun and realistic game within a 2-3 hour period of continuous play. The game gives a flavour 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 don’t 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 it’s 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 Savage’s Station 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.
NEW to this pack is a six page Rules Booklet that allows you to play the game of Savage’s Station using Tabletop Miniatures with the counters, see www.wargameshop.co.uk for more details about this.
Can you continue this great series of battles with another victory? Play North or South in this the fifteenth game of the American Civil War in 3D series of board games.
Glendale 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.