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Thortrains12 Jun 2018 8:29 p.m. PST

For Civil War gamers and History of wargaming buffs: I have printed up a new batch of copies of Four Days at Gettysburg by Bob Bard. This booklet is a facsimile of the original. It contains a day-by-day history of the Battle as well as basic information on uniforms. There is also a complete set of wargaming rules. Four Days at Gettysburg was originally written in 1964 to accompany a set of 20mm wargame figures. I don't think they ever got to making those sets. Get your copy here (just scroll down): link


Old Contemptibles12 Jun 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

Why four days?

Thortrains13 Jun 2018 9:19 a.m. PST

That was the title that Bard chose.


coopman Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

Dazed & confused…

donlowry13 Jun 2018 5:16 p.m. PST

I was a customer of Bob Bard (54mm miniatures) back in the day! I didn't know that he ever published rules, nor that he made any 20mm miniatures.

Thortrains13 Jun 2018 5:19 p.m. PST

Bob Bard did not make the 20mm figures. He wrote the game to accompany a set of 20mm figures made by someone else. I think LifelIke (the hobby company that made scenery, HO slot cars and trains) was behind the set.

Malchor03 May 2021 2:29 p.m. PST

Are these still available someplace?

takeda33304 May 2021 3:11 p.m. PST

Link goes to plaza Jud????? Doesn't look like Gettysburg to me.

Personal logo KimRYoung Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2021 5:20 a.m. PST

Why four days?

Because both armies where still in position on July 4th. Lee prepared for a Union counter attack. When no attack developed, Lee begin withdrawing from Gettysburg late in the evening.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2021 10:40 a.m. PST

But the link looks like an interesting place.

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