Is A Most Fearful Sacrifice: The Three Days of Gettysburg fun to play?
Players: 2 – 4 players | Game Duration 60 – 4320 mins | Min. Age 15+ | Game complexity: EASY
Genre: War, War, War
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
What is A Most Fearful Sacrifice: The Three Days of Gettysburg about?
On July 1st, 1863, Union Brigadier General John Buford’s 1st Reserve Cavalry Division is engaged in fighting unidentified Confederate infantry advancing on Gettysburg. Union cavalry has been under constant attack all morning. Finally, Major Gen. John Reynolds of the I Corps arrives to help. Buford directs the battle from the cupola of the Lutheran Seminary. Reynolds calls to Buford,
The two-player epic A Most Fearful Sacrifice (AMFS) portrays the fighting on all three days of this decisive battle with over 15 square feet of playing area and 526 pieces.
Using an ACW operating system called Black Swan, the game uses a similar system to The Devil’s To Pay’s popular Blind Swords game system. by Tiny Battle Publishing.
The system is designed specifically to handle large-scale battles while minimizing rules overhead. This allows players to simulate large battles quickly. This is achieved in part by using cards instead of chits. Also, players will activate Corps instead of lower-level formations but need to determine which Divisions to activate first in order to make tactical decisions.
In spite of its grand scale, this system still emphasizes the three “FOW’s” of war: Fortune, Friction and Fog. Players will have to deal with a constantly evolving battle situation, never quite knowing what the Gods of War will throw at them, so they should always be prepared for unexpected “black swan” events
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