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.
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.