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alexjones08 Jan 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

Are these rules available anywhere?

Nothing on ebay…

Timmo uk08 Jan 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

Caliver Books?

JOHN CSONKA09 Jan 2017 2:12 a.m. PST

I bought the rules and the campaign set of Ebay at a cheap price about a month ago. Not had a chance to read them yet. They seem quite detailed rules.

marshalGreg09 Jan 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Yes they are very detailed rules.
If played with experienced players they create an excellent simulation like play.
SImiliar rules to look at that are available and at the same level of complexity is Reveloution and Empire by Todd Fisher.

If you are seeking a grandtactical play that can be completed with less investment of time is the "Es Sans Resultant": link

good luck


alan L09 Jan 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

I have a used set which might be going on ebay shortly: would you be interested?

21eRegt09 Jan 2017 3:17 p.m. PST

We still play it several times a year.

alexjones11 Jan 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

I would be interested in buying a copy.

WarDepotDavid26 Jan 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

eBay now I'm afraid.

Our group still use Empire V every Thurs night and I use it for my own solo games. Its the preferred set around here.

Turfmaster28 Jan 2017 10:57 p.m. PST

A little off topic….Has anyone played the sister rules Stars n Bars second edition for civil war?

John Miller31 Jan 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

Turfmaster: I have played the 3rd Edition for 30 years now on a regular basis. Not sure if I ever played the 2nd edition, however. I would consider it to be the sister of Empire V, (don't know if everyone would). John Miller

SCOTT BOWDEN12 Mar 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

Turfmaster and John Miller, the second edition of SnB was never published. -SB

Turfmaster15 Mar 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

Scott, Wasn't the first edition of Stars N Bars the rules book with the blue cover that was in similar format to empire 2nd edition?
The SNB 1st edition rule book was a spiral edition as was Empire 2nd edition. Stars N Bars 2nd edition was a boxed format similar to Empire 3rd edition. Both utilizing the TTC engine.
Am I wrong? See link below for first edition.


14Bore16 Mar 2017 1:05 p.m. PST

Always was interested in seeing a copy of V, just to compare with III

SCOTT BOWDEN24 Mar 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

Turfmaster, you are correct that the first edition of SnB was the soft blue cover in a format similar to E2. The second edition of SnB never saw publication, so once Empire 3 came out, and with the TTC now being used for the ACW rules, the follow on edition of SnB was boxed and labeled as the 3rd edition…thus similar to E3.



John Miller25 Mar 2017 5:05 p.m. PST

Scott: Well I guess that would explain why I didn't remember playing SnB 2., (I thought it was me). Just an FYI, we continue to have some great games of SnB 3 here in Baltimore. John Miller

SCOTT BOWDEN26 Mar 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

Thanks, John. Always great to visit with you.

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