Great Battles of the American Civil War


Great Battles of the American Civil War

This is the place to discuss GMT/Richard Berg's GBACW series of games

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Comment by Nathan on April 18, 2013 at 5:47pm

Thanks, I read the rules thoroughly, but not the scenario setup. As it turns out Devin's Brigade (2/I/Cav) should have set up on 'B3424' instead of 'A3424' (as I did). Meaning they take no part in this scenario (all on Map A). The absence of this brigade would have balanced things out a little more.

I'm currently replaying the same scenario.

Comment by Christian A. Strasser on April 18, 2013 at 10:28am

Great report!  I commend you for your diligence in researching the rules so thoroughly before attempting to play.  Have you tried any other scenarios, yet?

Comment by Nathan on April 17, 2013 at 6:08pm

Illustrated AAR of Herr's Ridge scenario

I've posted an illustrated AAR of the small Herr's Ridge scenario over here on BGG:
Comment by thomas fernbacker on March 29, 2013 at 8:44am
Very good deals, all i'm looking for is fair market value not a profit. As I bought someones complete collection of GBACW series & Gringo games and just want to break even.
DW is 20.00 & Corinth/Jackson is $100.00 you pay S&H
Do you have Pleasant Hill, Horse soldiers, Baton Rouge & Rebel Sabers?
Comment by Christian A. Strasser on March 29, 2013 at 8:05am

I might be interested.  However, you should know I'm a cheapskate!  About 10 years ago, I found a copy of TSS in a game store in Lancaster, PA but it was $75.  I couldn't justify the price.  But when a copy came up for auction on ebay last month and I was able to get it for under 50, I jumped on it.  BA and WC I've had since they first came out.  As for Stonewall and Cedar Mtn, they came in a box of 70 or so games I bought from a bookstore last week for $30.

Comment by thomas fernbacker on March 29, 2013 at 5:57am
I have both games and will sell them to you if your interested.
Comment by Christian A. Strasser on March 28, 2013 at 10:55pm

My best friend had our copy of TSS.  We played it many times.  He was always the CSA and never made any of Lee's mistakes.  He moved away and somehow misplaced it.  Now, after 25+ years, I've finally got my own copy!  I'd love to get Corinth / Jackson as well as Drive on Washington.  That would complete my collection.

Comment by Carlos Alberto Laport de Miranda on March 24, 2012 at 9:36pm

@Robert - All my packages already arrived, but I'm starting with Normandy'44, the next one should be Dead of Winter. As a side note, just one of the two packages was taxed :D

Comment by Robert LoCicero on March 24, 2012 at 7:12pm

@Carlos. So what is new with those purchases?

Comment by thomas fernbacker on February 25, 2012 at 1:14pm

You will not regret it, after you've played it few times the customs thing will go away.


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