BLUE vs GRAY: THE CIVIL WAR CARD GAME
SHARPSBURG
(ANTIETAM)
Both sides deploy as below and place any leftover cards in numerical order use Historical Scenario rules regarding Late-War & Emancipation. The game begins on Step 3: Combat of the USA turn. Special Orders No.191 (USA #41) is considered to have been played last turn. (In game-terms, the actual battle lasted for this turn only.) Victory is determined as in a normal game.
CROSSROADS
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Lee’s entire campaign is in dire jeopardy.  His invasion plans have fallen into enemy hands and Little Mac is at his heels.  There is much at stake.  If Lee can triumph on this day he can strike north, possibly ending the war.  But if McClellan can bring his numbers to bear, he can drive Lee back into Virginia, ending the invasion threat and making Emancipation politically feasible.  This would put a damper on any prospects for foreign intervention.
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In the West the joint is jumping as well.  Price and Van Dorn prepare to retake Corinth. Bragg is on the move.  Kirby Smith has seized eastern Kentucky.
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It is mid-September 1862.  Will the Lee abandon his invasion entirely for the purpose of preserving his men and denying McClellan his victory, or will he stand his ground with an eye turned northward, letting the chips fall where they may?  Will Bragg push forward or fall back?  It’s up to you.
KEY TO NOTATIONS
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BLUE type designates a specific Northern card, and BROWN type designates a specific Southern card.
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The following headings outline the actions in each Scenario.
  • MAP CARDS IN PLAY
  • OCCUPIED CITIES
  • HAND (AFTER STEP 2)
  • SUPPLY (AFTER STEP 2)
  • EASTERN THEATER
  • WESTERN THEATER
  • CARDS IN CADRE
  • DEAD PILE
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    An accompanying photo shows the game from each player's point of view.
    HISTORICAL SCENARIOS
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    SHILOH
    U.S. Grant vs. A.S. Johnston.
    FREDERICKSBURG
    Not yet complete. Check back in a week or so.
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    2ND MANASSAS
    The Second Battle of Bull Run in the North.
    CHANCELLORSVILLE
    We'll be ready with this one in about two weeks.
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    SHARPSBURG
    Antietam to the Yankees.
    GETTYSBURG
    The highwater-mark of the Confederacy.
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     SHARPSBURG ~ USA
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    USA MAP CARDS IN PLAY
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  • A (#1)
  • B (#2)
  • C (#12)
  • F (#26)
  • H (#22)
  • I (#29)
  • J (#31)
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    USA OCCUPIED CITIES 
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    Norfolk, Louisville, Bowling Green, Nashville, Memphis, Corinth, Forts Henry & Donelson, and New Orleans.
    HAND (AFTER STEP 2)
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  • The Devil's Own Luck (#3)
  • Banks(#13)
  • John Brown's Body (#38)
  • Rosecrans  (#43)
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    SUPPLY (AFTER STEP 2)
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    Three
    EASTERN THEATER
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  • Dept. of Washington (#4)
    • III Corps [from the Army of the Potomac]  (#25)
    • XI Corps [from the Army of the Potomac]  (#15)
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  • McClellan [Army of the Potomac] (#11)
    • II Corps (#24)
    • VI Corps (#30)
    • IX Corps (#36)
    • I Corps (#9)
    • V Corps (#28)
    • XII Corps (#10)
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  • Butler [Army of the Gulf] (#32)
    • XIX Corps (#33)
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  • X Corps [Dept. of the South] (#40) (lone unit)
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  • Porter [S.P. Lee] (#5) (lone unit)
  • WESTERN THEATER
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    • U.S. Grant [Dept. of Western Tennessee] (#19)*
      • XIII Corps (#20)
      • XV Corps (#21)
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    • Buell [Army of the Ohio] (#17)
      • XIV Corps [III Provisional Corps of the Army of the Ohio] (#18)
      • XX Corps [I Corps of the Army of the Ohio] (#37)
      • XXI Corps [II Corps of the Army of the Ohio] (#39)
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    • Foote [Porter] (#7)(lone unit)
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    • Farragut (#35)(lone unit)
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      *Grant also commanded the Dept. of the Mississippi.  His army is referred to as both the Army of Western Tennessee and the Army of the Mississippi (not to be confused with Pope’s Army of the Mississippi) until October 1862, when it became the Army of the Tennessee.
    CARDS IN CADRE
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  • Halleck (#14)
  • VIII Corps [Middle Dept.] (#16)
  • IV Corps [Dept. of Virginia] (#27)
  • DEAD PILE
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  • Habeas Corpus (#6)
  • McDowell (#8)
  • Moniter (#23)
  • Pope (#34)
  • Special Orders No. 191 (#41) (Played last turn)
  • Map Card G (#45)
  •  SHARPSBURG ~ CSA
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    CSA MAP CARDS IN PLAY
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  • D (#1)
  • E (#2)
  • G (#36)
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    CSA OCCUPIED CITIES 
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    Harper's Ferry, Lexington, and Cumberland Gap
    HAND (AFTER STEP 2)
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  • Beauregard (#6)
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    SUPPLY (AFTER STEP 2)
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    One
    EASTERN THEATER
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  • Robert E. Lee [Army of Northern Virginia] (#38)
    • J.E.B. Stuart (#45)
    • Longstreet [I Corps] (#41)
      • Pickett's Div. [D.R. Jones] (#7)
      • McLaws' Div. (#30) - depleted
      • R.H. Anderson's Div. (#33)
      • Hood's Div. (#35)
      • Ransom's Div. [J.G. Walker] (#47)
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  • Jackson [II Corps] (#21)
    • The Stonewall Div. [Starke] (#9) - depleted
    • Ewell's Div. [Lawton] (#10)
    • D.H. Hill's Div. (#22)
    • A.P. Hill's Div. (#34)
    WESTERN THEATER
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    • Bragg [Army of the Mississippi] (#26)
      • Forrest (#44)
      • Polk [Right Wing] (#17)
        • Cheatham's Div. (#13)
        • Hindman's Div. [Withers] (#24)
      • Hardee [Left Wing] (#23)
        • Cleburne's Div. [Buckner] (#15)
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    • Price [Army of the West] (#43)
        • Lovell's Div. [1st corps, Dist. of the Mississippi] (#11)
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    • Kirby Smith [Army of Kentucky] (#39)
        • Buckner's Div. [Cleburne] (#16)*
        • A.P. Stewart's Div. [McCown] (#28)**
        • Stevenson's Div. (#42)
        • Heth's Div. (#46)
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    • Breckinridge's Div. [Army of Middle Tennessee] (#29) (lone unit) - depleted
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      * Note: Cleburne’s “division” consisted of but two brigades. Historians usually (though not unanimously) consider this his first divisional command. He was severely wounded in Kentucky. He returned in late 1862 as a brigadier under Buckner, and by year’s end was leading Buckner’s (Hardee’s old) Division.
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      ** T.J. Churchill is often said to have been commanding the division at this time, but it would seem that he had only the 2nd brigade of McCown’s Division. He didn’t get permanent divisional command until March 1863 (1st Arkansas Division, Trans-Mississippi Theater).
    CARDS IN CADRE
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  • Tidewater Militia (#4)
  • J.E. Johnston (#8)
  • Pillow's Div. (#12)
  • Buckner (#18)
  • Magruder (#32)
  • DEAD PILE
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  • Miracle from God (#3)
  • La Belle Rebelle (#5)
  • A.S. Johnston (#14)
  • The Slows (#20)
  • Map Card C (#31)
  • Map Card I (#37)
  • Copperheads (#40)
  • Ironclads (#19)
  • Map Card H (#25)
  • Map Card F (#27)
  •  LET THE BATTLE OF
    SHARPSBURG COMMENCE

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