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For the People

Reprint Edition Note: The reprint will include all changes in the 2006 edition, with any errata cleaned up, as usual. It will also ship with a MOUNTED MAPBOARD.

COMPONENTS

  • 420 full-color, die-cut counters
  • One 22x34" full-color mounted mapsheet
  • 130 Cards [101 Kb pdf]
  • 40-page Rule and Scenario Book
  • Player Aid Card
  • Two 6-sided dice

    ONLINE RESOURCES

  • 2006 Edition Card List
  • Version 2.6 Living Rules [1.1 Mb pdf]
  • Cyberboard v 3.1 (inludes C3i counters)[11.6 Mb zip]
  • Mark Herman's For the People Designer Website
  • 2013-2014 For the People PBeM Tournament Page

  • PUBLISHED: 2000, 2006
    DESIGNER: Mark Herman
    DEVELOPER: Mark Simonitch
    ART DIRECTOR: Rodger B. MacGowan
    MAP & CARD ART: Mark Simonitch
    COUNTER ART: Mark Simonitch & Rodger B. MacGowan
    PRODUCERS: Gene Billingsley, Tony Curtis, Andy Lewis, Rodger MacGowan, Mark Simonitch


    Regular Price: $65.00
     On Sale For: $44.00 
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    1. Piotr on 9/13/2012, said:

    For me, this is the best game about American Civil War.
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    2. Michael E. on 7/14/2011, said:

    After 5 plays I can say this game provides a consistent challenge and offers a variety of strategies to both sides. Careful card play and finding ways to constantly surprise your opponent keep the game exciting and surprising.
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    3. Ulrich on 12/13/2010, said:

    Awesome game!
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    4. Steve on 12/15/2007, said:

    If I had to narrow my game collection down to 10 games For The People would be one of them. Other than A House Divided I could not think of a better CW game of this scale. Since I am from East Tennessee (and a union CW reenactor) I liked the union secisionist in Tennessee card Mark herman put in.
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    5. Tom on 10/26/2007, said:

    Fantastic game!
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    6. Steve on 10/22/2007, said:

    Simply the best strategic ACW game that uses a single map and reasonable counter set. Does an excellent job of simulating the ACW using the card driven format.
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    7. Dr. Philipp on 9/25/2007, said:

    Great game...the card sharks will teach you lessons but you can counter with luck and good play.
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    8. Karl on 9/25/2007, said:

    Grand strategy games based on the American Civil War are rare, and this one stands a gem among the few. While the rules are not terribly difficult the game play is very complex and makes the re-playability of this game very high.
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    9. Brian on 9/24/2007, said:

    Best strategic level game about the American Civil War. While the rules are slightly more complex than the average card driven wargame the game is well worth the effort if you are a civil war buff.
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    10. Mikolaj on 9/24/2007, said:

    The best strategy game about American Civil War!
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    For the People is a grand strategy game of the American Civil War covering the conflict from Texas to Pennsylvania, from the firing on Fort Sumter to the end at Appomattox Court House. You take the role of either President Lincoln or President Davis and command the armies, promote and relieve generals, conduct amphibious assaults, dispatch cavalry raids, and even battle incompetency and political intrigue among members of your own cabinet.

    For the People includes a deck of strategy cards for conducting campaigns and incorporating the many events and personalities of the war. The Confederate player can build ironclads, naval mines (torpedoes), submarines, conduct overseas purchases, and work towards foreign intervention. The Union player can build up his naval blockade, his ironclad fleet, fight draft riots, secure the Border States, and issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Relive the history of this exciting time when our nation was torn asunder.



     
    TIME SCALE 4 months per turn
    MAP SCALE Point-to-point system
    UNIT SCALE 6,000 men per strength point
    NUMBER OF PLAYERS One or two