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A Fire Bell in the Night

A Firebell in the Night is a brigade-level set of rules for conducting battles of the American Civil War using miniature figures. Virtually any mounting system will work. Distances on the colorful charts are listed for both 15mm and 28mm. 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 table-top free of visually intrusive game markers. Fatique tracking sysem monitors fluctuating fighting strengths, putting premium on fresh units from reserves or by resting front line units. Easily implemented command system emphasizes the relationship between divisional commanders and their brigadiers. Special full-color 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. Lots of color throughout the text including many shots of nice looking games in progress. Ratings for every general on both sides who fought in the ACW - over 1,000 entries. Continuing onlline support will be provided. 2 scenarios included: the first and second days of the 1862 Battle of 7 Pines in the peninsula.
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Tod Kershner, Dale Wood, John Simmons
Tod Kershner's Games
In Print
Available online


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A Fire Bell in the Night

Brigade Level Miniatures Rules for the War Between the States