With the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the tension between the Northern and Southern States boiled over into outright hostility. 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.
Sunday, 18 June 1815; on an unassuming rain-soaked field in Belgium; two great generals of the age finally met in battle. The climactic clash of the Hundred Days campaign wrought the end of around twenty years of continuous warfare on the continent, and with it an end to the reign of Napoleon. The Battle of Waterloo, arguably the most famous battle in all military history, provides more than a fitting subject for our second foray into the'Epic' scale of wargaming. Black Powder Epic Battles: Waterloo is here.
Wellington's British Army starter set provides a solid core of a British army serving in the Hundred Days campaign - 10 units of line infantry, 3 units of 95th Rifles, units of each type of heavy cavalry (Heavy Dragoons, Scots Greys and Household Cavalry) and light cavalry (Hussars and Light Dragoons), ably supported by 16 pieces of artillery and brigade commanders. Also included is an MDF building of La Belle Alliance Inn and a bespoke A5 softback rulebook with Napoleonic specific content. 10 Units of Line Infantry. 3 Units of 95th Rifles.
1 Unit of Heavy Dragoons. 1 Unit of Scots Greys. 1 Unit of Household Cavalry. 1 Unit of Light Dragoons.
La Belle Alliance MDF Scenery Piece. Bespoke A5 Softback Black Powder: Epic Battles Rulebook.
Pack contains one starter set. Series/Line: Black Powder Epic Battles. Contents: Over One Thousand (1000+) Miniatures. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Miniatures, War Games\15mm". The seller is "dzur2003" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.