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Kernstown

Publisher/Brand: Revolution Games

Product Code: REV201903Z

Availability: In Stock

  • ₴2,400

Kernstown
Kernstown
Kernstown
Kernstown
Kernstown
Kernstown
Kernstown

Description

On March 23, 1862 and then again on July 24, 1864 the area around Kernstown, Virginia witnessed clashes between Union and Confederate forces. The Pritchard House and Pritchard's Hill were central to both battles as they abutted the Valley Turnpike.

At First Kernstown, Stonewall Jackson erred in taking scouting reports at face value and so he unknowingly attacked a superior Union force. With Union Commander James Shields laying wounded back in Winchester, Colonel Nathan Kimball ignored Shields' orders and managed, and mismanaged, the battle his way. Though Jackson's men ran out of ammunition and fled the field, Stonewall's only tactical loss became a strategic victory as Union Commanders overestimated the size of Jackson's force. The Union forces could have crushed Jackson, stopped his Valley Campaign before it really got started and perhaps allowed McClellan to end the war in 1862.

On July 24, 1864, Union Commander George Crook ignored his scouting reports and ordered his forces to attack what he thought was a small body of Confederate cavalry and skirmishers. Generals Jubal Early and especially General John Breckinridge led their forces well and routed Crook's men. Only the failure of the Confederate cavalry to cut the Union retreat routes prevented the annihilation of Crook's army. Better Union leadership and troop placement could have made this battle much harder for the Confederates to win.

This is the fourth game in the Revolution Games series of American Civil War games.

Note: Players will need to supply two 6-sided die for play, it is not included with the game.

A complete game of Kernstown include:
  • 22" x 34" map
  • 2 Countersheets
  • 2 Combat Results Charts
  • General Records Track Card
  • 2 Player Reference Cards
  • Rulebook

Specification

Series
Blind Swords System / The American Civil War, Volume 4
Edition
Ziploc Edition, 2019
Design
Claude Whalen
Artist
Rick Barber, Charles Kibler
Game Language
English
# Players
1-2
Complexity
MEDIUM
Solitaire
MEDIUM
Sizes
28.0cm x 22.0cm x 1.0cm
Weight
0.400 kg

Boardgamegeek rating:8.2


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