The U.S. Civil War: Learning how to play the opening round


I’ve long wanted to play a sophisticated U.S. civil war game.
As an owner of The Civil War, published by Victory Games, I was fascinated by the detailed rules.  So fascinated, the game went untouched and never played thanks to those same rules.  Decades fly by before a new generation takes its place, its The U.S. Civil War, published by GMT Games.  After weeks of reading rules and watching Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, I wasn’t going to shy this time.

I’ve set up a solo-game with the paper rule book on my left and reading the .pdf of the latest published book on my laptop to my right.  Documenting as much as I can, I journal my moves and reference sections from the rule book.  Strategies will be questionable, the decisions reckless and naive.  All is important is I learn how to play the game and have some fun!

The best way to learn how to play the game is to play the game.

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