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21 Jan 2013 7:09 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Longstreet....A fresh approach to ACW gaming" to "Longstreet.... A fresh approach to ACW gaming"
  • Removed from British Wargaming board

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clarkeshire Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 5:28 p.m. PST

Hi Lads….checkout the new flyer from Sam Mustafa,

PDF link

The ruleset and card play look as though it will inject a new approach in to ACW gaming!….


Justin Penwith Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 5:58 p.m. PST

Yes, saw the flyer. I am looking forward to these. Might make for all sorts of campaigns, not just for Sam's rules.

nsolomon9921 Jan 2013 6:11 p.m. PST

Looks attractive and there was a time I'd buy Sam's rules sight unseen but I'm cautious now.

Loved, and still play, La Grande Armee and Might and Reason. But since then I've bought La Salle and Maurice and now I'm not so sure of the future direction. Think he's designing for a different audience than me now … which is fine and great, you young people run along and have a good time now … :)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 6:13 p.m. PST

Wow – now that is a unique approach! Gots to get me a set of them!

Spreewaldgurken Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 7:00 p.m. PST

"fine and great, you young people run along and have a good time now … :)"

The older I get, the more juvenile I become!

(Says the guy who plays with toy soldiers.)

Condottiere21 Jan 2013 7:15 p.m. PST

This not-so-young guy who plays with toy soldiers is looking forward to these rules.

Lion in the Stars21 Jan 2013 9:20 p.m. PST

ACW isn't really my thing, but I will certainly read through a store copy.

Might be able to 'borrow' the campaign system, after all.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 11:02 p.m. PST

Really interesting approach. Since I turn every board/tabletop game into a roleplaying game of sorts, consider me intrigued.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 11:02 p.m. PST

Oh, and not having to rebase everything means I might actually try it.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 2:46 a.m. PST

a serious old fart is looking forward to them with a boyish eagerness

Dentwist Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 2:50 a.m. PST

I'llI get them, but weren't they originally going to cater for large battles as well?

45thdiv Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 5:26 a.m. PST

I will get them too. The 1 on 1 game as standard is not what I want, but I think I can buy an extra pack of cards and then have larger games with more players.

wminsing Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 5:48 a.m. PST

This looks VERY interesting; I've had a hankering to dive into ACW in a big way, and a campaign seems like just the thing….


Regards Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 6:19 a.m. PST

The summary story of Longstreet was beautifully written. Great opening for a game where you do a little role-play. I too will get the game and better go get some of these new Perry ACW confederates they just released!


Musketier Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 6:54 a.m. PST

If any project is going to get me into ACW gaming, this'll be it! Too bad those 10mm prepainted are off the market. Just reading the flyer makes me regret some of those concepts aren't in "Maurice"…

Dentwist Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 9:03 p.m. PST

I thought that units could represent brigades so corp, army battles could be played.
I love Maurice, so it will be very good I expect.

cae5ar22 Jan 2013 9:28 p.m. PST

I'm another Maurice fan who can't wait for Longstreet to be released. The card play is brilliant fun and a great way of simulating fog of war. Catering for any number of players is a big plus.

Lord Ashram23 Jan 2013 9:52 a.m. PST

I know that one thing I am looking forward to is some of the more talented collectors and painters creating a collection that can represent an early war, mid war, and late war force and that includes all of the personality that their force gains through the campaign. I just think that sounds like such fertile ground for modeling! And kudos to the first person who adds battle honors to their flags after each fight…!:D

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 2:36 p.m. PST

Not interested, y'all have fun.

Maxshadow24 Jan 2013 1:31 a.m. PST

Look forward to seeing them.

Condottiere24 Jan 2013 5:21 a.m. PST

I thought that units could represent brigades so corp, army battles could be played.

That's a different project.

Macunaima Inactive Member25 Jan 2013 7:56 a.m. PST

For those folks who are interested in dabbling but not diving into ACW, Oddzial Osmy makes beautiful 3mm figures.

Small figures + small board = fun game at low investment in money, time and table space.

And for those of you who'll now gripe that 3mm is too small to be effective, take a look at this here:

TMP link

90 USD will get you two very big ACW armies.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2013 4:00 p.m. PST

I like every ruleset he has published so far. I find them thoughtful and fun to play. I sold off all my civil war stuff but this might get me back in.

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2013 4:44 a.m. PST

@ Klumpenproletariat: If you're "still on the fence" regarding the publishing format for 'Longstreet', would it make sense to upgrade the card box a bit (e.g. basic rules in card format, and/or quick reference tables on the inside of the lid)and price it slightly higher? That way, rather than "just cards for a .pdf game", your retailers could sell a "complete game" – for battles, with "support material" for the campaign available online for a little extra?

(Apologies for dragging the subject into this thread, but while I like 'Maurice' a lot, and eagerly await the release of 'Longstreet', timewise I just can't afford to join yet another forum. Also I tend to forget passwords…)

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