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. 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. Box Contains:Union army - 12 regiments, 12 cannon & 12 mounted commanders in blue plasticConfederate army - 12 regiments, 12 cannon & 12 mounted commanders in grey plasticGreen plastic bases for all figuresA5 Black Powder rulebook32-page American Civil war background and scenario bookletFlags sheetMDF Dutch-style barnMDF snake fencesSix D6 diceModels supplied unassembled and unpainted. The item "Black Powder Epic Battles, American Civil War Starter Set" is in sale since Monday, June 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Miniatures, War Games\28mm". The seller is "twilightkin" and is located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.