Epic Battles Bundle: American Civil War (Includes two free Generals blisters)

Manufacturer: Warlord Games

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  1. 13.5mm Scale
  2. Miniatures supplied unpainted and may require assembly. Glue and paint not included
  3. Plastic Components

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Tags: American Civil War, Epic Battles, Starter Army, Warlord Games

Bundle includes a copy of the Epic Battles box including free Commanders, a Union Regiment and a Confederate Regiment.

With the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the tension between the Northern and Southern States boiled over into outright hostility. Birthed in the South, the Confederacy fought to maintain its independency whilst Northern troops headed south in a bid to preserve the union. Four years of hellish fighting ensued, consuming the nation. It was a war the likes of which the Americas had not seen before, and would never again.

It is one of the most studied military conflicts in history, with over 237 named battles in addition to innumerable minor actions and skirmishes. Tactically, battles were still largely linear - regiments frequently fired all their ammunition only to be relieved by a second wave of troops passing through the line. However, the technology of war had become all the more destructive, and casualty rates were atrocious, leading to some historians citing the warfare of the American Civil War to be a precursor to that of the 1st World War over 50 years later.

The Epic Battles system allows for gamers to refight these battles on a huge scale.  The game is based on the familiar award-winning Black Powder rules system, with a few period-flavour tweaks to cement the battles in the ideologies of American Civil War doctrines.

This box set contains no less than 2400 men. Each of the two armies are presented on colour-coded plastic sprues; the push-fit pieces are extremely easy to assemble - enabling you to quickly get to the business of gaming this fascinating era of history on the epic scale it deserves. You’ll also find some MDF scenery to lend your battles extra authenticity.

Bonus: Receive Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General George Meade, who led their troops to battle in the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the largest and most important battles of the American Civil War – perfect to go with that scenery! These miniatures are exclusive to pre-orders and wont be available separately.

Box Contains:

  • Union army - 12 regiments, 12 cannon & 12 mounted commanders in blue plastic
  • Confederate army - 12 regiments, 12 cannon & 12 mounted commanders in grey plastic
  • Green plastic bases for all figures
  • A5 Black Powder rulebook
  • 32-page American Civil war background and scenario booklet
  • Flags sheet
  • MDF Dutch-style barn
  • MDF snake fences
  • Six D6 dice

 

Epic Battles: ACW Confederate Brigade

The most basic infantry building block was the infantry regiment (referred to as a “battalion” in Hardee’s drill manual, which was used by both sides). In both North and South the infantry regiments were organised on similar lines.

A regiment typically comprised ten companies, each numbering 100 men, supported by staff, drummers and officers. However, the rigours of warfare would summarily lead to a reduction in strength by way of battle, disease and desertion, and a regiment's numbers could vary wildly.

Unlike the North, the general policy of the Confederacy was to send raw recruits to reinforce existing regiments in an effort to keep them at fighting strength. This also bestowed the recruits with the benefit of learning from more experienced fighters.

This box contains enough miniatures to make:

  • Three Regiments (of 100 men each)
  • Three Cannons
  • Three Mounted Commanders

Epic Battles: ACW Union Brigade

The most basic infantry building block was the infantry regiment (referred to as a “battalion” in Hardee’s drill manual, which was used by both sides). In both North and South the infantry regiments were organised on similar lines.

A regiment typically comprised ten companies, each numbering 100 men, supported by staff, drummers and officers. However, the rigours of warfare would summarily lead to a reduction in strength by way of battle, disease and desertion, and a regiment's numbers could vary wildly.

The states of the north had a tendency to allow regiments to fall below an effective level, to a point where a number of such regiments would be forged into a brand-new formation. This sometimes had a detrimental effect as units lost their identities and their associated fighting spirit.

The most common identifier for a regiment was a number and the State in which they were raised – for example, the “15th Alabama” or the “4th Connecticut”.

This box contains enough miniatures to make:

  • Three Regiments (of 100 men each)
  • Three Cannons
  • Three Mounted Commanders