With the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the tension between the Northern and Southern States boiled over into outright hostility. Birthed in the South, the Confederacy fought to maintain its independency whilst Northern troops headed south in a bid to preserve the union. Four years of hellish fighting ensued, consuming the nation. It was a war the likes of which the Americas had not seen before, and would never again.
It is one of the most studied military conflicts in history, with over 237 named battles in addition to innumerable minor actions and skirmishes. Tactically, battles were still largely linear - regiments frequently fired all their ammunition only to be relieved by a second wave of troops passing through the line. However, the technology of war had become all the more destructive, and casualty rates were atrocious, leading to some historians citing the warfare of the American Civil War to be a precursor to that of the 1st World War over 50 years later.
The Epic Battles system allows 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.
This exclusive bundle gives you one of each of the initial releases for this brand new game and represents a great saving against purchasing individually. You’ll receive 30 regiments (15 each for the Union and the Confederacy) – that’s 3000 men! Plus 30 cannons and 30 mounted officers! You’ll also receive some splendid MDF scenery to dress your battlefield. The Gettysburg set is especially epic, truly making for a battlefield centerpiece to maneuver your regiments around.
By ordering, you’ll also snag some Civil War generals exclusive to this bundle - Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General George Meade, who led their troops to battle in the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the largest and most important battles of the American Civil War – perfect to go with that scenery!
Additionally, you’ll also receive the Glory Hallelujah! Black Powder supplement signed by the author. This book describes the history, armies, key leaders, doctrine and tactics of the American Civil War, and includes a comprehensive set of army lists and optional rules for recreating the battles of that war in miniature.
- Union army - 15 regiments, 15 cannon & 15 mounted commanders in blue plastic
- Confederate army - 15 regiments, 15 cannon & 15 mounted commanders in grey plastic
- Confederate General Robert E. Lee (Exclusive to this pre-orders)
- Union General George Meade (Exclusive to this pre-orders)
- Green plastic bases for all figures
- A5 Black Powder rulebook
- 32-page American Civil war background and scenario booklet
- Flags sheet
- MDF Dutch-style barn x 2
- MDF Houses x 2
- MDF Seminary Building (Gettysburg)
- MDF Gatehouse (Gettysburg)
- MDF snake fences
- Six D6 dice
- Glory Hallelujah