Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Battle Packs (Originally posted September 27, 2011)

I had been intending to release battle packs that would come with all the components necessary for playing the game, including markers, a game board, dice, etc.  Each battle pack would be one of the major battles.  Alas, it turns out that this is expensive, and my Kickstarter campaign didn't get a lot of traction.  However, as I researched this, I found that I could still do battle packs as expansion books for the main game.  It wouldn't come with everything, but people who were already interested in the hobby could get them and have all sorts of maps and rules for specific battles, as well as lists of the armies; and there would even be pages of the units that can be copied and cut out so players will have the armies before they invest in miniatures.  The best part of this is that each battle pack would come with several battles instead of just one.

These battle packs have all the rules that are needed to play the battles in the book, so players do not need the core rulebook or any of the expansions to play.  Players can simply play from the battle pack.

I have created the first battle pack, which will be released in October.  It is Bull Run/Manassas, which also has the battles of Blackburn's Ford and Wilson's Creek.

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