Rally Round the Flag Historical Board Game on Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Jun 11th, 2015
Rally Round the Flag

Gettysburg, along with Waterloo, is one of the most well-known battles in history. Scores of books have been written about the conflict. Well, Lost Battalion Games is running a Kickstarter for a new tactical board game that lets you recreate the battle for yourself. The innovative part of the game is that there are several different scales of maps that you move between as you play, letting you dictate the movement of entire armies, but resolve conflicts on a much more “personal” scale.

During the game, you’ll move your various units around the board, looking to control strategic locations of the map and score victory points. The winner is the player who best controls those points and can break the most enemy units from the field. Combat Cards can turn the tide of battle quickly, suddenly having reinforcements show up where they weren’t expected, to changing the weather conditions. Commanders also play a major role in the game, creating strong points of cohesion between various units. Where command is lacking, units can quickly become disorderly and not fight at top condition.

The campaign is a little over half-funded with still 31 days left to go on the clock.


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  • Odinsgrandson

    Polar Bear, I see you’ve declined to make specific statements about the battle itself.

    Once burned, twice shy?

    • http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/ TGN_Polar_Bear

      Again, WWI historian and not enough time to look up details of the actual battle before making the post. 😛