Osprey Publishing ACW 2 Across A Deadly Field: The War in the East

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The War in the East, a supplement for John Hill's Across a Deadly Field,
gives players the resources to recreate the battles, great and small, of the
Eastern Theater of the Civil War. Step into the shoes of Robert E. Lee and
drive towards Washington with the Army of Northern Virginia, or take command
of the Army of the Potomac, and attempt to capture Richmond. With scenarios,
including an optional mini-campaign for the first day of Gettysburg, and
special rules that enhance gameplay, this volume offers players, whether
Union or Confederate, a versatility that can accommodate their preferences
and miniatures collections without sacrificing either playability or
historical accuracy.


In the field of tactical wargame designs, few designers have had as much
impact as John Hill. In the 1970s, John started his own company to design
and publish tactical and operational games that broke from traditional
wargame mechanics. Realizing that he preferred designing wargames over
running a business, John sold the company and became a freelance wargame
designer. From then on, John's designs for Avalon Hill, SPI, SDC and others
became noted for their innovative approaches to simulating unique tactical
situations. In 1977, John designed Squad Leader for Avalon Hill. Squad
Leader broke the mold for how tactical combat was portrayed on the gaming
board, and its impact is still felt today. The first freelance wargame
designer inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame, John is perhaps best known
for his Johnny Reb rules for the American Civil War.

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