BLACK POWDER EPIC BATTLES : ACW - GUTS & GLORY STARTER SET
In 1861, the Southern States saw Abraham Lincoln’s election to President of the fledgling United States of America as a direct threat to their states' rights and way of life. America was united no more, the Union split as a new Confederate States of America was formed in the South, starting the American Civil War. Lincoln, determined to preserve the Union and end slavery, raised the Army of the Potomac and throughout the nation brother fought brother. Over the next four terrible long years American armies tramped across American fields and burnt American farms as Americans killed Americans in a war the likes of which the nation had never seen before.
The Epic Battles system allows for gamers to refight these battles on a huge scale. The game is based on the familiar award-winning Black Powder rules system, with a few period-flavour tweaks to cement the battles in the ideologies of American Civil War doctrines.
Guts & Glory contains:
- Plastic figures and bases for 6 infantry regiments, 1 Zouave regiment, 1 cavalry regiment, 1 dismounted cavalry regiment, 1 skirmishers regiment, 6 cannon & 6 mounted commanders
- A5 Black Powder rulebook
- 36-page American Civil War background, scenario and supplemental rule booklet
- Flag sheets for both Union and Confederate forces
- Laser-cut MDF Dutch-style barn
- Laser-cut MDF Snake fences
- Six D6 dice
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted
PROD. CODE : 312004004
I've played ACW with my 1-72 scale figures for ages, but with these smaller figures you can play much larger battles, plus they're easier to paint (and are mounted on bases holding 20 figures!). I think they're great- although the rules are a little complicated for such sized engagements. My rule of thumb is that the bigger the battle the simpler the rules.