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Refight 12 of the great battles from the American Civil War using the Hold the Line game system using blocks and labels.
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Hold the Line: The American Civil War is a block game that uses modified rules from the Hold the Line game system. Infantry, artillery, cavalry, leaders, and even gunboats are deployed on the game board allowing players to refight great battles from the American Civil War.

Union Units
Union Units

The different unit types are made up of a variable number of similar blocks placed in the hex together. For example: A veteran infantry unit would have 1 block with a black square in the lower right corner along with 3 infantry units with no block in the corner.

Confederate Veterans
Confederate Veterans

Each turn players will receive a set number of action points based on the historical commanders at the battle. They will also roll a die to receive a random number of action points. With these action points each player will activate their units to move, fire, close assault, or rally. Different actions cost different action points. An activated unit can only perform one action in a turn.

Movement cost 1 AP. During movement each unit type receives different movement points when activated, the different terrain cost different points to enter. Units get one extra movement point when they don’t move next to an enemy unit.

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Fire combat cost 1 AP. Range for infantry is 1 hex, artillery and gunboats can fire 3 hexes, while cavalry can only close combat. The different units roll a different number of battle dice based on their type. This is affected by the terrain the defender is located. When a unit takes a hit a block is removed from the unit.

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Box Cover

Close assault cost 2 AP and allows the attacker to try to drive the defender from the hex they occupy. Combat is handled similar to fire combat, except if the defender takes a hit, if it is not eliminated, it rolls the morale die to see if it retreats. If the defender does retreat, the attacker can occupy the hex.

Rally cost 1 AP. A leader in a hex with an infantry unit that has taken hits can try to rally the unit. Roll a die and if the result is favorable the unit receives the hit back, place the removed block back in the hex.

The game continues until one side wins or the turn limit is reached at which point victory is determined.

 BATTLES INCLUDED: 

Eastern Battles
Eastern Battles
Sample First Bull Run Scenario Layout
Sample First Bull Run Scenario Layout
Western Battles
Western Battles
Sample Shiloh Scenario Layout
Sample Shiloh Scenario Layout

Because of the terrain tile system the game is very design your own battle friendly. 

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: 

All Kickstarter backers the game ($65 or higher) will receive an American Civil War Kickstarter Exclusive Battlefield Companion Civil War Pictorial Field Book. It has pictures, maps, and information on the battles included - plus 2 exclusive battles, Glendale and Pea Ridge.

Book Cover
Book Cover
Sample of the book
Sample of the book
More of the book
More of the book

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Worthington has completed over 23 kickstarter campaigns. We have been in business for 14 years now and have produced over 50 games. The biggest challenge faced is always in dealing with the printer and shipping. Delays can occur and always being up front with customers and letting them know what is going on is critical.

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