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One of the early games in my collection was the Avalon Hill game of the American Revolution, 1776.  The game was released in 1976 for the Bicentennial and was the main game on the subject matter at that time.  I have played the game many times over the years and still find both the scenarios and campaign game a fun experience.  While quite playable, one thing it lacked was leaders and named units.  British Regulars, Tory Militia, Continental Army, Rebel militia and French all had their counter mix, which was quite normal for Avalon Hill designs of that era.

by Tom Thornsen

Designer:  Richard Berg

Publisher: GMT Games

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“Awesome Bob” and I have both had this game in our collections for some time and finally decided to break open the box and try the system.  I have played Richard Berg’s “Triumph and Glory” system for several years for Napoleonic warfare and this looks to be a simpler version of it directed to the US Civil War.  This is the third game set in the series, so we figure that the bugs have been worked out by now.  The rules certainly seem simple enough, so we could get right down to action.  We spent a couple of meetings playing the other game in the box on the battle of “Cedar Creek” just to get our mechanics worked out.