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Military Strategy Board Game of the bloody and pivotal battle at Antietam / Sharpsburg in the American Civil War.

In September of 1862, Lee’s invasion of the North was grinding to an end. Though victorious, the Army of Northern Virginia was exhausted by continuous campaigning. After capturing Lee’s operational orders, McClellan moved with unusual speed, trapping Lee with his back to the Potomac River. Burnside drove hard to cut off Lee’s last route of escape.

Both sides fought with determined ferocity over this potentially war winning move. The battle at Sharpsburg, Maryland remains the single most bloody day in American history with 23,000 casualties.

-“This battle is like a back alley, bare knuckle brawl!”

Rated Most Realistic & Accurate for:

• Command & Control limitations
• Fog of War -hidden units and chaotic move order
• Logistics -deployment crucial to victory and keeping your forces able to fight.

Used to train officers in the US military and in military academies around the world.

What the Professionals Play

Great for teams and solitaire play.

• Period style map.
• Kriegsspiel style, hardwood pieces.

Learn more about the Pub Battles system.

Get the No Block Version and save by reusing the same Standard Blocks for all of your battles.  Long blocks:  28 Fed, 19 Reb.   

Paper maps are folded in a game box.

Canvas maps are rolled in tubes.

Real maps of the period were printed on canvas.  This authentic, premium map is tough, durable and beautiful.  Printed on 100 year, museum quality, archival canvas.  It is water resistant, spill proof and lays flat and smooth.  Truly a work of art.  



Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 6 × 6 in
Set Options

Stickers Only, Paper Map, No Blocks, Paper Map & Block Set, Canvas Map & Stickers, Canvas Map & Block Set

3 reviews for Antietam

  1. Robert Caplinger

    My first game was Custer Little BigHorn game, it was great, this even made me feel as though I was fighting one of the best Antietam games, simply.
    Command post putting out fun, interesting and challenging games.
    First game played was a Rebel win, second was a crushing defeat by them (against a inexperienced fellow with this system or type of game.
    So it can be picked up quickly by anyone (if this guy Pete can…I should talk, I lost).
    Historical and free setup and chit draw makes it never the same.
    I’ve even added a few what ifs like taking extra blocks and using as a dummy till contact, or taking the extra Confederate and making them the Georgians at Burnside bridge as a help at the hill there on front line.
    Oh well great game, gonna buy all the rest in the series pronto.

  2. Mat (verified owner)

    One of the pub battles games that I get out the most. One evening, one battle.
    Remarkable map – the trademark of Command Post game – and 2 different armies fighting each other in 8 turns. 2 armies not too big.
    The rebels with 2 powerful corps defend the Sharpsburg sector.
    McClellan’s unionists divided into many small corps have to attack and destroy Lee’s army.
    Difficulties to command, difficulties to organize, difficult terrain for the unionists.
    The rebels had to attach themselves to the terrain to resist and limit losses.
    So a nice challenge for both sides in a game of 1H30.
    A must have and quite affordable: a great success.
    Which general are You ? Jackson or McClellan ?

  3. Matthew Looby

    Makes you want to research the history because the play is fascinating. Indeed, this game comes highly recommended because anyone can learn to play, it’s that intuitive. All that matters is the game is a blast to play!

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