The Guns of Gettysburg

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The Guns of Gettysburg

Postby Whiterook » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:01 pm

The Guns of Gettysburg
by Mercury Games Inc.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1280624810/the-guns-of-gettysburg

Bowen Simmons' The Guns of Gettysburg - The most anticipated Civil War game in years is finally going to be printed!

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From their site:


The name Gettysburg means something to just about everyone, even those who only know vague details. For three days in 1863, the course of American history was cemented beneath the crush of two forces desperate for a victory and unwilling to abandon the battlefield without a decisive result. Now on the eve of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle, it's your chance to lead the charge.

THE PROJECT

Mercury Games Inc. is pleased to offer you the chance to participate in the production of Bowen Simmons' "The Guns of Gettysburg".

If the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg had an "official" game, this would be it! Fans of Bowen’s games have been waiting a while to see if The Guns of Gettysburg would ever come to print. It was 2007 when Bowen’s last game, Napoleon’s Triumph was released to critical acclaim (currently sits in the Top 10 All-Time Wargames on Boardgamegeek.com).

The Guns of Gettysburg, like his previous games, was developed piece by piece in front of fans' very eyes through the use of a designer’s blog. Fans have watched with anticipation as each phase of development was explained and refined over several years. Then in late 2011 came the news that Bowen was suffering from a debilitating condition and that his relationship the printer had broken down. It looked like The Guns of Gettysburg might not happen.

The team from Mercury Games, also being wargaming fans, were likewise concerned that the title might not see the light of day. Reaching out to Bowen in the spring of 2012, we were able to start the ball rolling that would hopefully see this game on player’s tables by the 150th Anniversary of the famous battle.

You can now help Mercury Games in the final push to get The Guns of Gettysburg published. With your help the game can be produced in a format that utilizes high-quality components that will make it a proud companion of the established series.


MWF Note: though the game is not on the shelves yet, it's very much worthy a spot in the Armory. Look at the site and see if you're interested in being a Pre-order supporter. They've some pretty amazing gifts for different level supporters.
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Re: The Guns of Gettysburg

Postby KG_Panzerschreck » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:25 pm

If i had the spare cash id invest in it. Mercury games makes the most beautiful wooden block wargames.
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Re: The Guns of Gettysburg

Postby Whiterook » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:20 pm

I must confess, I am unfamiliar wit Mercury Games but, based on this, I can imagine they produce some great quality, high-end games.
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