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Firebell in the Night ACW Rules at Caliver Books


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onmilitarymatters Sponsoring Member of TMP writes:

The 1000-officer list is an actual alphabetical list of 1000 USA and CSA officers, date of commission, and applicable Firebell die modifiers.

It should be noted that the Firebell rules include 52 pages of rules on 80-pound glossy paper (durability), a color quick play card, a 12-page, full-color scenario (Battle of Seven Pines), and 50 tactical cards (cardstock, although you have to cut them apart). No color photos of professionally-painted troops or terrain, or, painting guides, but to our way of thinking, most of the gamers know about the ACW. And that's the difference between an independent $39 USD set of rules (about 25 pounds) versus a $50 USD-$60 set subsidized by a figure line.

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Caliver Books announces the availability of:

FIREBELL IN THE NIGHT: Brigade-Level Miniature Rules for the American Civil War

Firebell in the Night

Tod Kershner's ACW rules developed over several years in conjunction with wargamers, re-enactors and ACW historians. Innovative movement and redeployment system confronts the commander with the challenge of using European-style formations in the difficult North American terrain. Realistic casualty-tracking system creates fog of war and a clean tabletop free of visually intrusive game markers that detract from the dioramic effect. Realistic fatigue-tracking system monitors fighting strengths, putting premium on fresh units from reserves or by resting and reforming front-line units.

Special deck of 50 'crisis cards' interjects drama and uncertainty to the battlefield. The critical effect of supply issues on the battlefield is dealt with cleanly and effectively. Easily implemented command system emphasizes the relationship between divisional commanders and their brigadiers. Includes ratings for every general that fought in the ACW – over 1,000 entries!

Price: £25.00 GBP

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