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“Comrades in Battle”, Capitan Studio’s new concept  for American Civil War skirmish Wargaming with a superb 28mm miniatures range.
“Comrades in Battle”, Capitan Studio’s new concept for American Civil War skirmish Wargaming with a superb 28mm miniatures range.
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Comrades in Battle is Capitan Studio’s new concept for American Civil War skirmishing. Not just a rule set but a card regulated system that captures the essence of small unit combat in the conflict that set brother against brother. 

The rule set comes with 48 Unit cards, 48 Leader cards & 32 War cards - total 128 cards, all printed as playing card size & material. The normal price of the rule set and cards is planned to be £35 after the project finishes and is funded. Now, with the NCO pledge, you get the rules and cards plus the first miniatures to play - plus rewards, and stretch goals... we think that's well worth the money!!!!

Supported by a full range of superbly-sculpted 28 mm white metal figures, the rules and cards provide a novel experience in table-top gaming. 

For those who regularly play table top wargames, the concept will provide them with a different experience that gives a true flavour of small actions involving just a few men up to a small squad. 

For example: a Confederate cavalry raiding party arrive at a small but key railway junction where they tear up the lines and pile the wooden sleepers for burning. The main body move off to the next objective, while a dozen men, under the command of a Sergeant-major, remain behind to ensure the sleepers are beyond use. Suddenly, they hear the approach of footsteps which can only be the enemy. It’s too late to dash for freedom so they will have to fight. 

Fortunately, the enemy is only a little stronger in numbers than them, so they are hopeful of a good outcome… This is just one scenario that the players’ imaginations might come up with. In the rulebook, there are others.

More details and a pdf with a sample turn example at:

Studio Capitan Website

  

These stretch goals will be supplied free to all those who have pledged by the time the relevant goal is achieved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Comrades in Battle is our first Studio Capitan project; we have a huge experience in wargaming, designing wargames rules, and in miniatures design, but now, with many manufacturers releasing new rules, customers could think that this is just another rules-with-miniatures project. However, this is a new challenge for wargamers, with a new wargames "engine" that mixes card regulation, old-style wargaming, historical accuracy and easy-to-play rules. We want to attract new gamers to historical wargaming.

Another challenge, in this era of plastic miniatures, is that we want to emphasise the appeal of metal figures - the traditional wargaming miniature - so, by making the most of the mix of uniforms from the ACW, we have designed about 150 different miniatures and poses - all in white metal - with the substantial weight and feel of those collectible soldiers we all loved in the past, and have combined them with modern rules design. We have tried to keep the price of the miniatures very close to their plastic equivalents to provide visual appeal coupled with stability on the games table.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $43

    NCO Pledge

    This pledge is ideal for starter players or those unused to miniatures wargaming.

    The rule book is provided with the full deck of cards – Unit, Leader and War Cards.

    There are 15 (28mm unpainted white metal) figures:
    2 Infantry units of 6 miniatures (1 with kepi, 1 with soft hat)
    3 Leaders
    (plus bases for all the miniatures)

    To play a small skirmish and bring out the key elements of the game without swamping your games table

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    Junior Officer Pledge

    For those who have played miniatures wargaming but found large numbers of figures a little daunting or just want a game they can get through in an evening.

    The rule book is provided with the full deck of cards – Unit, Leader and War Cards.

    There are 23 (28mm unpainted white metal) figures:
    3 Infantry units of 6 miniatures (kepi, soft hat & mixed)
    1 Sharp shooter unit of 2 miniatures
    3 leaders
    (plus bases for all miniatures)

    Enough to play something a little more complex with a different troop type included

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    Senior Officer Pledge

    For those who have played miniatures wargaming and enjoy the cut and thrust of the skirmish game playable in an evening.

    The rule book is provided with the full deck of cards – Unit, Leader and War Cards.

    There are 40 (28mm unpainted withe metal) figures:
    4 Infantry units of 6 miniatures (2 with kepi, 1 with soft hat, 1 mixed)
    1 Cavalry unit of 6 miniatures with mixed headgear
    1 Sharpshooter unit of 2 miniatures
    2 Leader Units (Officer, standard, drummer) one with kepi other with soft hat
    2 Senior officers on horse
    (plus bases for all miniatures)

    Allows four players to be involved and the cavalry make their first appearance; Leadership becomes more important at this level

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