Tides of War: Gettysburg is a new board game from Craig JacobsenI have always had a thing for war games of various kinds and complexities, even though I have very rarely gotten to play many of them because it is one thing to convince friends to play a game of Ticket to Ride, or even War of the Ring, but quite another to convince them to play war games, especially when they often have rules that are rather grueling by today’s standards. Still, Tides of War: Gettysburg calls out to me, with its 32″ x 34″ map and 172 miniatures (plus another 31 available for those willing to toss in a little extra money). Oh, and you should see the wooden version of Tides of War: Gettysburg, which certainly looks worth every penny of the $325 asking price from the pictures and includes pewter miniatures, as opposed to the plastic figures in the standard edition. Still, even the regular edition of Tides of War: Gettysburg looks quite nice (not as nice, mind you) and both games can be played with the assistance of a phone app, which will calculate the odds after taking into account troops, entrenchment, and terrain and then tell you who won. It’s a really nice touch that shows that Tides of War: Gettysburg looks to be well thought out. Tides of War: Gettysburg also uses a card system that provides variable factors to combat. At any rate, Tides of War: Gettysburg looks like a promising war game with extremely high production values and a whole ton of miniatures. You can find out more about Tides of War: Gettysburg over on Kickstarter.
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