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Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024


Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024


Part 1. The Origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1952-1963

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The Avalon Hill Game Company is 72 years old this year and time to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 1, Origins, we will look at the story of not only the establishment of a game company, but an industry and a hobby. Thanks to Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel for this great series.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 4/18/2024


Tributes pour in after death of award-winning veteran wargame designer Dean Essig

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Mike Didymus-True, in BoardGameWire, brings us the sad news of the passing of designer Dean Essig.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2024


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Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

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Game: The Civil War: 1861-1865



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Publisher: Victory Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Eric Lee Smith
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Description:


Strategic level, American Civil War.


Articles


Article ID
Pub Date
Article Description
438
Date: 5/6/2024
Poster: Robert Holifield
The Civil War 1861-1865 by Victory Games

Taking a look at this great American Civil War board game from Victory Games and why it is a favorite of many for this period. Special thanks to Tabletop Templar for this overview of the game.
429
Date: 1/29/2023
Poster: Mark D.
The Civil War rules (WGA 3rd - highlights removed) revised and reformatted

Jonathan Warshay updated this optional set of rules (WGA 3rd Edition). You will need to be a registered user at Boardgamegeek.com to download this file.
430
Date: 1/29/2023
Poster: Mark D.
Clarifications for VG Civil War (RTF)

Pete Walsh posted this compendium of ambiguous, unclear and commonly misunderstood rules with clarifications and interpretations drawn from a variety of public sources (eg. forum discussions). All of these are incorporated in the WGA Unofficial 3rd Edition Rules for VG The Civil War as of September, 1983. You will need to be a registered user at Boardgamegeek.com to download this file.
437
Date: 7/23/2021
Poster: Harvey M.
Looking back at an old friend - Eric Lee Smith's "The Civil War - 1861-1865"

Gilbert Collins video takes a look back at an old favorite, The Civil War-1861-1865 published years ago by Victory Game.. Despite its age, in my opinion, it is still one of the best strategic Civil War games ever published.
436
Date: 4/22/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Civil War: A Brief Recounting

The Confederates take Washington, DC! Brad blogs about an introductory play of Victory Games' The Civil War to see why folks like the game so well. Another convert made, apparently, as he concludes "...I can easily see a game like this becoming a favorite."
435
Date: 4/4/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
Victory Games' "The Civil War" - Starting a Civil War...

Brad Smith sharing his first experience with Eric Lee Smith's classic "The Civil War: 1861-1865" published by Victory Games in the mid-1980's. It's a fantastic game that is still regarded by many as the ultimate Civil War strategic simulation...
434
Date: 8/12/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Stuka Joe: Video Playthrough

Stuka Joe is right on time with this one. Just last night, I dusted off my copy of "The Civil War" and resolved to get it on the table in the near future. Joe leads us through a replay of turns 1 through 3 in this latest video.
433
Date: 1/26/2014
Poster: Mark D.
General Magazine: Strategy

Scan of 'The Solid South' strategy article in The General Vol 26-6
432
Date: 1/12/2014
Poster: Mark D.
Boardgaming Life: Strategy

Brief strategy tip from Mark D.
404
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Article Index

405
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Strategy Discussion

406
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Errata (for 2/83 printing)

407
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
List of PBEM Opponents

408
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

409
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variants

410
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

411
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variants

412
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

413
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

414
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
counter manifest (Excel file)

415
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review and Variant

416
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review of Far West Option

417
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
BlueGray Leader Counters (PDF)

418
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
RedWhite Leader Counters (PDF)

419
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Leader Variants (Word file)

420
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Leader Variants with Counters

421
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Leader Variants and summary (Excel files)

422
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

423
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

424
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review

425
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Comparative Review

426
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

427
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variants #1

428
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variants #2

431
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Review