Bull Run: The Great Skedaddle
Bull Run is a tense Military Strategy Board Game where players lead new, green armies in this first major battle of the American Civil War.
Union general McDowell developed a brilliant plan to launch a surprise flanking attack. Confederate general Beauregard was able to reinforce with Johnston’s army from the valley by rail. Many expected this to be the only battle needed to put down the rebellion. Instead, panic gripped both armies of green troops as they closed for combat. This quickly escalated into a full on rout all the way back to Washington, becoming known as “The Great Skedaddle”.
• Huge map (38” x 24”) covers the extended area, so you can explore many different possible strategies to the battle.
• This map also covers the area fought over in Second Bull Run, to allow for a Add-On, expansion scenario.
• Hardwood, Kriegsspiel style blocks for Fog-of-War.
• Fast play time.
• Tremendous Replayability.
• Excellent for Solitaire play.
Instead of giving players complete control of their units and perfect intell, this system focuses on realistic command and logistical limitations. In this chaotic and uncertain environment, you must learn to adapt your plans to accomplish your objectives.
This highly acclaimed rules system is based on real combat data, officer experience and training principles from the era: Kriegsspiel. It is used to train officers in the US military and in military academies around the world.
Playing Time: 1-2 hours
Complexity: Low wargame
Solitaire Suitability: High
- Main Rulebook
- Scenario rules & Setup
- Measuring scale card
- Map, 38″ x 24″. Huge!
- Hardwood blocks with custom stickers (20 Fed, 21 Confed long blocks)
Some Assembly Required
Get the No Block Version and save by reusing the same Standard Blocks for all of your battles.
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.
Both armies here are very fragile. This makes maneuver before the battle critical. You have to be very selective as to when and where you decide to fight. It is a tough situation for both sides.
All the crazy colors can be confusing at times but it’s not too bad. That’s what the real battle was like!