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The U.S. Civil War

  • Two mapboards
  • Three die-cut countersheets
  • One Rules Booklet
  • 30 Action Cards
  • Two Setup Cards
  • Two Player Aid Cards (Identical)
  • Two Army Displays
  • 6 six-sided dice

MAP ART: Mark Simonitch
COUNTER & CARD ART: Mark Simonitch & Rodger B. MacGowan
PRODUCERS: Andy Lewis, Mark Simonitch, Tony Curtis, Rodger MacGowan, Gene Billingsley

Price: $75.00 

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1. Andrew on 10/23/2015, said:

The US Civil War is one of those topics that inspires PLDs. As with any game on this topic, there will be those who will pick nits. Yes, I like a lot of the designer's work, but that is because they share a set of characteristics that I like. His games produce reasonable results, the rule books don't overwhelm but have enough chrome and event specific rules that you don't feel you're playing a generic system, the systems play smoothly, and graphically they hit a home run.
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2. Steven on 8/20/2015, said:

Rules & pics are at CSW link above
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3. David on 6/30/2015, said:

Would love to P500 but I cannot find the draft rules anywhere. Are they on GMT anywhere or anywhere else?
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The U.S. Civil War is a 2-player strategic-level war game of the American Civil War. The game covers the entire war from 1861-65 on a large 30” x 44” map area (2 mounted maps) of the Southeastern United States. Turns represent 3 months during the winter and 2 months during the summer, with four Action Phases to each turn.  


Military forces are represented by generals and strength-points (SPs). Each SP represents approximately 5,000 soldiers. Game mechanics stress strategy, maneuver and leadership but details like ironclads, naval battles, leader promotions, forts, and commerce raiders are included.

Shorter scenarios are included that cover just 1861, 1862 and 1863. 

Players of Eric Lee Smith’s The Civil War (VG) and Mark Herman’s For the People (AH and GMT)  will see many similarities between this game and those two benchmark games. Those two wonderful games inspired many of the rules and concepts used in this game.


TIME SCALE 2-3 weeks per Phase; 4 Action Phase per turn
MAP SCALE 24 miles per hex
UNIT SCALE Each Strength Point = 5,000 men