This is the complete series of the large scale battles that took place within the 1862 Northern Virginia Campaign when the Confederate General Robert E Lee attempted to divide the Union Army of General John Pope. This campaign failed to divide the Union after the first battle so it left the Confederates with no option but to attack the entire army.
This summer campaign is fought from July through to early September and includes all THREE battles within this pack these are:
1. Cedar Mountain
2. Second Manassas
Each games design allows for a fast, fun and realistic game within a 2-4 hour period of continuous play, great for a rainy afternoon. Each 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.
Each 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 for each battle, Battle Rules, 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.
This pack also contains a six page Rules Booklet that allows you to play each game using Tabletop Miniatures with the counters, see www.wargameshop.uk for more details about this.