The game includes a 51x44" tactical map, two 17x22" operational maps, 980 counters and numerous player aids and charts.
The graphics for this monster game were created by the game's designer, noted wargame artist Rick Barber, and the results are visually very impressive.
The tactical maps are extremely detailed.
The game covers the approach marches of Meade's Army of the Potomac and Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Of course, there will be plenty of fighting at Gettysburg, but it's up to you to decide how these armies arrive and in what direction (within historical parameters, of course). So no two games will ever be the same. For the first time, the cavalry plays the role it was designed to play. Will you allow Stuart to rob you? Can you stop him?
Troops don't actually deploy on the battlefield (the tactical maps) until you see the enemy, or run into them by chance, as was most often the case.
The second part begins on the tactical maps. Divisions break down into brigades, with brigades into one to three counters, depending on their base number. Movement and combat are extremely fluid.
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