This Accursed Civil War is a tactical battle game featuring five battles from the First English Civil War: 1642-1646. It is the first in the GMT Musket & Pike Battle System covering warfare in the 17th Century. The system emphasizes Command and Control and the unique style of combat in that era. Armies are divided into three of four wings. Each wing has an order that limits the types of actions that units of that wing may perform. Wings may change their order, but it is not an easy task to accomplish. Victory goes to the commander who can coordinate the actions of these wings in the heat of battle. Units are infantry brigades, cavalry regiments, and artillery batteries. Rules include Cavalry Charges, use of the Cavalry's pistols to skirmish or use in close combat, artillery grazing fire, Infantry techniques of fire including advancing, retreating, and salvo firing. Play is highly interactive, and a battle can be played through in one sitting.
The battles included in this game are:
- Edgehill, 23 October 1642
- First Newbury, 20 September 1643
- Marston Moor, 2 July 1644
- Second Newbury, 27 October 1644
- Naseby, 14 June 1645
COUNTERS 635 full-color die-cut counters.
MAP Two 22"x34" full-color back-printed mapsheets
One 10-sided dice
2 11x17 Player Aid cards
This copy is in Very Good condition. It is punched but the counters are sorted and bagged. There are some small coffee stains on the Orders Card. The set photographed is the one you will receive.