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Game: 1776



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Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Randall C. Reed
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"1776, like all Avalon Hill games, is more than just the standard "roll the dice and move" game. It is a realistic simulation of the strategic situation faced by British and American alike in the fiery decade when the United States won its independence." (found on the first edition box published in 1974 and subtitled "The Game of the American Revolutionary War"). A second edition published in 1975 and a third, the Special Bicentennial Edition, in 1976.


Articles


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Source
375
Date: 7/4/2024
Poster: Robert Holifield
Part 3 of a series of 3 articles on 1776

The 1776 Thesis by Jonathan Lockwood wraps ups with suggested winning strategies for the American Player in the Campaign Game. Published in The General magazine, Volume 16, Number 3 (Sep-Oct 1979).
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374
Date: 7/4/2024
Poster: Robert Holifield
Part 2 of a series of 3 articles on 1776

The 1776 Thesis by Jonathan Lockwood continues, taking a look at the Campaign Game and his preferred strategy for the British. Published in The General magazine, Volume 16, Number 2 (Jul-Aug 1979).
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373
Date: 7/4/2024
Poster: Robert Holifield
Part 1 of a series of 3 articles on 1776

The 1776 Thesis by Jonathan Lockwood. Part One lays the background for his in-depth analysis of strategy with general hints on the tactics and play of the individual scenarios. Published in The General magazine, Volume 16, Number 1 (May-Jun 1979).
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372
Date: 11/26/2018
Poster: Ed Sommers
1776 Cyberboard v8.0 Gamebox - using 3rd Edition Rules (ZIP)

Cyberboard v8.0 gamebox and scenario files for all (19) scenarios using 3rd Edition rules. Shared by Doug Pratto.
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371
Date: 11/26/2018
Poster: Ed Sommers
Third Edition Rules - Nov 2018 Update (PDF)

Shared by Doug Pratto. 3rd Edition Rules Nov. '18 update.
Here's a summary of the rules update:
* Removed all redundant and excessive wording.
* Clarified several grey areas. - Bateau use at Forts - Portage - Forced March after Auto Elimination - Combat Procedure - Leader effect on movement/combat - Promotions - Susquehanna River in winter - Continental Navy & West Indies Port - Random Events - Control of Towns/Commerce Counters.
* No rule changes.
* Only 15 pages of rules.
* Revisited all (20) Scenarios to triple check all their rules and setups.
* Completed list of sources for each Scenario.
Grognard Hosted
370
Date: 5/1/2016
Poster: Mark D.
1776: Game Review

Simon takes us on a brief tour of "1776", an true 1970's classic from Avalon Hill. Brief, but informative, review...
Web Link
358
Date: 4/10/2016
Poster: Mark D.
1776: 3rd Edition Rules (PDF)

This upgraded version (March 2016) has several errata and clarifications that have come to light over the last 7 years, since the original release of the 3rd edition rules in 2009. (see "1776 3rd Edition Rules (March-16).pdf")
Web Link
369
Date: 11/21/2015
Poster: Mark D.
Enrico Viglino: Full Set of Videos for Avalon Hill's "1776"

Full set of videos (intro, review, play through or, in Enrico's words, "the full boat") for Avalon Hill's 1776. Two weeks ago, Grognard.com featured 1776 as the "Grognard Challenge" game of the week, and I'm glad to see it still getting attention...
Web Link
367
Date: 10/26/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Cyberboard Scenarios (ZIP)

Cyberboard scenario files.
Grognard Hosted
366
Date: 10/25/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Cyberboard gamebox (ZIP)

Cyberboard gamebox for 1776.
Grognard Hosted
365
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
New Miscellaneous Unit Counters (PDF)

Miscellaneous unit counters (ships, bateaux, forts, other game indicators, etc.) Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Grognard Hosted
364
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
New Militia and Indian Unit Counters (PDF)

New Militia (both sides) and Indian unit counters. Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Grognard Hosted
362
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
New Continental Army Unit Counters (PDF)

New Continental Army Unit Counters. Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Grognard Hosted
361
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
New British Unit Counters (PDF)

New British unit counters. Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Grognard Hosted
360
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Army Holding Sheet (PDF)

Army holding boxes for 1776. Part of a set of new graphics created and shared by Matthew Rauh.
Grognard Hosted
359
Date: 10/5/2008
Poster: Mark D.
Explanation of the New Graphics for 1776 (RTF)

Notes and explanations for the new 1776 counters and player aids created and shared by Matthew Rauh. (see other links)
Grognard Hosted
357
Date: 2/10/2008
Poster: Mark D.
1776: Review

Nice review by David G. Cox for BGG.
Web Link
354
Date: 8/4/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Thomas Eastside: Review

Minimalist review of 1776, posted by Thomas Eastside on BGG.
Web Link
355
Date: 4/28/2005
Poster: Mark D.
"Command Pressures" - Leader Variant Rules (Word) by Jim Lawler

Rules variants, including the introduction of Leader counters and rules. Created and shared by Jim Lawler.
Web Link
353
Date: 1/9/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Variant 1775 Scenario - South

This scenario covers the South Central and Deep South areas starting in July 1775 and ending in December 1775. Created and shared by Charles Lewis Diamond.
Grognard Hosted
352
Date: 1/9/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Variant 1775 Scenario - North

This alternate scenario covers the Middle States, New England and Canada starting in April 1775 and ending in December 1775. Created and shared by Charles Lewis Diamond.
Grognard Hosted
351
Date: 1/9/2005
Poster: Mark D.
Variant 1775 Scenarios - 1775 Campaign

This scenario, shared by Charles Lewis Diamond covers all 4 map sections, starting in April 1775 and ending in December 1775. It can be used as an alternate start into the full campaign game or as a standalone scenario with its own victory conditions...
Grognard Hosted
356
Date: 8/7/2004
Poster: Mark D.
1776 Rules Scan (PDF)

Original rules and designer notes scan.
Web Link
349
Date: 4/28/2002
Poster: Mark D.
1776: Q&A

April 2002 Q&A submitted by John Kula on behalf of Strategy Gaming Society, originally collected by Andrew Webber.
Grognard Hosted
348
Date: 7/22/2001
Poster: Mark D.
Variant Leader Counters (JPG)

Scan (jpg) of the front side of Avalon Hill's variant leader counters.
Grognard Hosted
342
Date: 4/20/2000
Poster: Mark D.
List of PBEM Opponents

List of individuals who had expressed interest in playing AH's 1776 by PBEM. Shared by Eric Pass.
Grognard Hosted
345
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
The 1776 PBEM Page

Includes links to articles and PBEM aides such as "A 1776 Series Replay", "The 1776 PBEM aid How-To", the "1776 Clarification Page" (review before starting a PBEM game, and other links. Just one of many games covered on the Above the Fields web site.
Web Link
341
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
1776 Game Variant Rules

Some variant rules shared by Brandon Einhorn.
Grognard Hosted
339
Date: 12/15/1998
Poster: Mark D.
Article Index

List of magazines containing articles for this game.
Grognard Hosted
347
Date: 12/10/1998
Poster: Mark D.
1776 Counter Manifest

Counter manifest checked against a mint copy of 1776 (by David).
Grognard Hosted
343
Date: 11/30/1997
Poster: Mark D.
A Comparative Evaluation

An outstanding comparison, by Paul Hirst, of SPI's "American Revolution" and Avalon Hill's "1776". If you enjoy either of these two games, this is a must-read...
Grognard Hosted
344
Date: 1/17/1997
Poster: Mark D.
Variants, Notes and Clarifications for 1776 (Zip)

Zip file contains notes, clarifications and additional rules for the 1776 variant for Leaders and the rules "Command Pressure" by Jim Lawler. Compiled by Greg Myers.
Web Link
340
Date: 6/1/1989
Poster: Mark D.
Variant Leader Counters

List of variant leader counters for Avalon Hill's 1776 published in The General vol 25 issue 2.
Grognard Hosted
368
Date: 3/1/1984
Poster: Mark D.
The Question Box: Q&A

Q&A from "The Question Box", circa March 1984.
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