Civil War Game 1863 - 1961 - Parker Brothers - Great Condition
At the beginning of the year 1863, the Confederate and Union armies were closely balanced. Either side could still win. There were differences - the North had more troops while the South had better ones with more mobility. But the decisive battles lay in the future. Final victory would be determined by the same factors for the Union and the Confederacy alike: sufficient fighting strength in the right place at the right time, daring and clever tactics, and luck. The players of this game must fight the same even fight. The same skill, daring and luck are required of you, if you want to win." - Taken from games rules introduction.
User review: There are three types of units: infantry, cavalry, and gunboats. Infantry can move one space on land each turn. Cavalry can move up to two spaces on land each turn. Gunboats may move up to two spaces each turn and may transport infantry. Units may move orthogonally and diagonally.
The gameboard is an 18 x 18 grid of squares. Starting places for the units, railroads, key cities, mountains, and important waterways are denoted.
Players alternate taking turns with the Confederate player moving first. Combat occurs when opposing forces occupy the same space. The rules are more detailed but a larger force always defeats the smaller force. A player forces the opponent to remove units from play by capturing any of the opponent’s key cities.
The player who eliminates all of the opponent’s units or gets the opponent to surrender is the winner.