flag_enflag_fricon_affiliationicon_cardsicon_charactersicon_chequeicon_coeuricon_diceicon_discounticon_facebookicon_figurineicon_gifticon_helmeticon_instagramicon_lightningicon_meeple_circleicon_meepleicon_meeplesicon_megaphoneicon_opinion-bubbleicon_pandaicon_pen-brushicon_percenticon_postmanicon_ribbonicon_rocketicon_sherifficon_smiley-negativeicon_smiley-positiveicon_staricon_swordsicon_tankicon_thumbsicon_top-gamesicon_towericon_twittericon_videoicon_wishlisticon_youtubeillus_bankwireillus_bubbleillus_cashondeliveryillus_cb_paypalillus_CBillus_chequeillus_rating-starslogo_paypallogo_philibert_noel_bonnetlogo_philibertlogo_ukoo

To Take Washington

MMP10-3

To Take Washington is a Line of Battle series game covering Jubal Early’s campaign during the summer of 1864.

  • English
  • From 14 years old
  • 3 to 4h, 4h and more
  • 1 to 6 player(s)
47

By buying this product you can collect up to
47 phib'z

Products 47, Total cart bonus 0, and Pre-order bonus 0

Ask a question about this product

79,90 €

Available

Free Shipping from 60€ (metropolitan France)

Add to a list:

Wishlists

To Take Washington is a Line of Battle series game covering Jubal Early’s campaign during the summer of 1864.

From June into July, Old Jube swept out of the Shenandoah Valley and across the Potomac River to advance on Washington DC. By threatening the Federal capital, Early and the Confederate command hoped to divert forces from Grant’s Overland Campaign, relieving the pressure on Richmond.

Historically, Early narrowly defeated Lew Wallace on the Monocacy River, outside of Frederick, MD. However, this ‘victory’ cost him precious time and manpower. Though he went on to test the outer forts protecting Washington itself (mainly at Fort Stevens), Early was too weak and too late to take advantage of the once-denuded nature of the fortress garrisons.

As Abraham Lincoln quipped, “Mr. Early, you are late.”

In To Take Washington, players first fight the Battle of Monocacy. Their relative success or failure there, as well as their raw efficiency, determines when the Confederates show up on the separate Fort Stevens map. An arrival mere hours earlier than their historical appearance makes an enormous difference in the strength of Union forces manning the defenses, since they had been stripped bare prior to Early’s advance. Conversely, a mediocre showing at Monocacy will present the Confederate player with a very difficult problem at Fort Stevens. Jubal Early couldn’t solve it – can you?

To Take Washington covers these two related actions on two separate map areas. One (with two map sheets) covers the Monocacy battlefield while the other (with one map sheet) shows the area around Fort Stevens and a portion of Washington itself.

The Line of Battle series premiered with None But Heroes, covering the Battle of Antietam, and went on to set a new standard of excellence with its presentation of Gettysburg in Last Chance for Victory. The Line of Battle series rules are the pinnacle of over 30 years of development starting with the Civil War Brigade Series and its follow-on Regimental Sub-Series. The Line of Battle system and battle-specific rules incorporate fresh research while discarding the mistaken assumptions and false impressions that have crept into ACW games of the past forty years. Above all, Line of Battle is designed to capture the free-for-all nature of an American Civil War battle in a fun, fast, and very playable format.

Components:

  • Line of Battle rulebook (v2.0)
  • Two Line of Battle Charts and Tables (v2.0) booklets
  • To Take Washington game-specific rulebook
  • Three 22”x34” full color game maps (Monocacy map sample) (Ft. Stevens map sample)
  • 840 counters (sample)
  • Two full color play aid cards
  • Box and dice
Theme(s) WarHistory
Language(s) English
Mechanism(s) SimulationConfrontationWargame
Author(s) Dean Essig
Editor Multi-man Publishing

Be the first to review this game

You have to be logged to submit reviews.

Newsletters Do not miss the fun news !

2. Select your subscriptions

By clicking on subscribe, you agree to receive our Philibert newsletters. You can easily unsubscribe at any time via the unsubscribe links in each of our emails.