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Battles of the American Revolution Series by GMT

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Battles of the American Revolution Series by GMT

This is a group that is supporting the Battles of the American Revolution Series. Mark Miklos has revived interest in the Revolution among war gamers.

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Anyone want to teach a newbie via VASSAL? 2 Replies

I picked up Monmouth as a gift to myself, but have no far not had time to set it up for a solo play.  Anyone interested in teaching the BAR system to a rank newbie?Continue

Started by Peter Burger. Last reply by Eric Aug 21, 2013.

Battles of the American Revolution – Solitaire Card 2 Replies

 Battles of the American Revolution – Solitaire Card Does anybody have or know where I could download this; it was released with the Germantown game if I am correct.Continue

Started by Brad Swinson. Last reply by Brad Swinson Aug 21, 2013.

Battlefield walk - Brandywine, Paoli, Valley Forge

Host: Kaarin EngelmannContact: 703-402-5694, kengelm@yahoo.comWhen: Saturday, July 30 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PMWe will tour Brandywine and Paoli battlefields and Valley Forge. Our guide will be author,…Continue

Tags: forge, paoli, rev, 1776, valley

Started by Kaarin Engelmann Jul 11, 2011.

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Comment by Eric Walters on January 7, 2012 at 8:02pm

Tom, the way I look at it is that Brandywine is just harder to win as the Americans.  For me, it's the hardest of the non-seige games.  Just my opinion.

Comment by Tom Swider on January 7, 2012 at 7:18pm

@Eric - I'm curious regarding your recommended order. Monmouth is quite a long game, while Brandywine (my favorite at this writing) isn't nearly as long or dense.

I do like how GMT did the Guilford/Eutaw Springs combo as a great way of getting newer gamers into the system. 

Comment by Eric Duckworth on December 30, 2010 at 11:39pm
Just received Monmouth as  my intro into the series.  Looking forward to getting on the table sometime in the near future.
Comment by Jim Arnett on November 22, 2010 at 8:37am
Thanks for the quick response, Wric. It looks like a good series of games
Comment by Eric Walters on November 22, 2010 at 8:29am
Jim, it doesn't matter which title you start with in the series, although I'd prefer new players to start with GUILFORD, so you can begin with EUTAW SPRINGS that comes with it. It's very short and easy--you'll take about two-three hours for your first game of it, then an hour for your second since you'll have the hang of it. Then you play the larger GUILFORD game in the box. After that, you can play any of the non-siege games in any order you want--I'd suggest SARATOGA, then MONMOUTH, then GERMANTOWN, and save BRANDYWINE for last. Once you get comfortable with the system (probably after your first few games, actually), try one of the siege games, either SAVANNAH or PENSACOLA.
Comment by Jim Arnett on November 22, 2010 at 7:49am
What is the order that this series of hames is published? Is it important to start with the first one?
Comment by Sarge on November 14, 2010 at 1:34pm
Both 1812 'n F&IW would be appropriate for the series imho, I really would like to see a tactical F&IW title put out in my life time, even 1812 would be the logical extension of the series .

Never was a fan of area movement 'n combat as seen in Wilderness War.
Comment by Arik Yaacob on October 14, 2010 at 12:50pm
Bill, where can I find those videos?
Comment by Jim Arnett on October 3, 2010 at 9:31am
Thanks - I might take a look at that one
Comment by Eric Walters on September 25, 2010 at 8:12am
Jim, they work as well as any other "standard" IGO-UGO system; the shortfall is that you can't get the effect of the tactical chits to modify combat dice rolls (the game actually plays faster without them!). So the system CAN work for solitaire with minor shortfalls...but I don't know that it works as well as other titles where units "activate" or with random chit pulls to move/fight or other devices to keep a solitaire game quite lively....
 

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