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For the People

PUBLISHED: 2000, 2006, 2015
DESIGNER: Mark Herman
DEVELOPER: Mark Simonitch
ART DIRECTOR: Rodger B. MacGowan
MAP & CARD ART: Mark Simonitch
COUNTER ART: Mark Simonitch & Rodger B. MacGowan
PRODUCERS: Rodger MacGowan, Tony Curtis, Gene Billingsley, Andy Lewis, , Mark Simonitch
Price: $65.00

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
  • 2014 Living Rules
  • 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 REVIEWS

  • Customer Reviews
    (4.61)
    # of Ratings: 41
    11. on 10/26/2007, said:
    Fantastic game!
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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. on 9/24/2007, said:
    The best strategy game about American Civil War!
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    Description

    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