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[16 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Stonewall’s Sword

(from Revolution Games):
On the stifling hot morning of August 9th, 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s corps of Confederate veterans encountered a lone Union division under the shadow of Slaughter’s Mountain (also known as Cedar Mountain). The isolated Union division belonged to Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks, Jackson’s rival during the Valley Campaign and an opponent who the great Stonewall had consistently defeated. The Confederate troops were some of the best in the Rebel army, they outnumbered the Union force and were under the command of one of the iconic generals …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Blockade Runner

Blockade Runner is a resource trading game in the Euro style, but with a dash of danger. In Blockade Runner, players take on the roles of entrepreneurs attempting to make the most money by shipping cargo in and out of the South during the American Civil War. Positioning is achieved by competing with each other for access to commodities, top market prices, and newly built ships. Hard decisions include whether to play safely to keep ships afloat or take potentially profitable risks. The crux of the play hinges upon whether …

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Last Chance for Victory

Last Chance for Victory is the next entry in The Gamers’ Line of Battle series (LoB) which simulates the Battle of Gettysburg. It is the second game in the series, following the well received None But Heroes about the Battle of Antietam.

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[12 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lincoln’s War Review

“Lincoln’s War revolves around political influence points which can be used for a variety of purposes. Political influence can be banked, spent on activation, promotion, building naval assets, stockpiling combat resources, or goading a recalcitrant general into action.

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[9 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

A small game in the CWB series, covering several what-if scenarios, as well as the historical battle near Perryville, KY on October 8, 1862.

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[8 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
In Their Quiet Fields

Civil War Brigade Series coverage of the Battle of Antietam.

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[24 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Road to Richmond

9th Wheel of the SPI Blue and Gray Quads (there were two of them). This came out a couple years later.
Simple grand-tactical game on the Seven Days Battles.
Road to Richmond is an extra Blue and Gray Civil War Quad game, first published in Strategy & Tactics magazine #60.
Road to Richmond is a simulation of the engagement between Robert E. Lee’s Army of Nortern Virginia and George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomc during its change of base to the James River in June and July, 1862. During the union withdrawal, Robert E. Lee proved his strategic …

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[25 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
South Mountain (Video Review)

South Mountain is the fourth game in the Civil War, Regimental Series. With one map and a manageable number of counters, it is the first game in the series to offer a full, intense, battle that is playable in an evening. And re-playability is very high, given the variable arrival of some key Rebel forces and the application of Confederate and Union Random Events.

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[22 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Cedar Mountain (Video Game Review)

American Civil War battle of the same name. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson against political general Nathaniel Banks as a prelude to Bull Run, August 9, 1862. A meeting engagement, Banks launches a spoiling attack against a superior CSA force and then has to conduct a fighting withdrawal to survive.

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[15 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Civil War ( Video Review)

The Civil War depicts the nation and its leaders as no game has done before. Players re-create history on a map stretching from the Eastern shores through the untamed lands of New Mexico, maneuvering and engaging their armies according to the carefully drawn abilities of over 60 individually represented commanders, as ocean-going and riverine naval units battle for control of critical waterways.