Swelling the Class B ranks ...
So who can knock the king from his perch now? FTP has
been the nearly exclusive domain of one player. Only one thing
has changed over the years. After nine years as a Class A event,
Mark Herman has seen the light and now offers a teaching demo
to make this a Class B event and try to capture some of that
same new player magic that vaulted Empire of the Sun into
the Century after six years as an alsoran.
For the People is a two-player Grand Strategic level game
of the American Civil War between the United States of America
(USA) and the Confederate States of America (CSA). Players represent
the major decision makers for each side, not any particular general
(historically, Lincoln and Davis). Forces are represented by
generic brigade (CSA) or division (USA) sized formations, which
can be grouped into army level organizations. Most of the historically
important generals are represented by named leader counters (who
appear at the point in which they assumed major command historically).
Each turn each player draws a specific number of cards. These
cards are used to drive the activities in the game. They can
be played to activate a force, trigger a historic event, and
most other game functions. The map uses a point to point system
that covers the areas where all major operations could or did
occur. Each turn represents about four months of time.
The format is Single Elimination of four-hour rounds of the Campaign
scenario. 2006 FTP Reprint rules available @ www.e-markherman.com,
2006 Reprint deck (all cards), all optional rules. Players will
choose sides randomly, no bidding.
Medalists (plaque winners) receive
GMT merchandise certificates and finalists will get a copy of
one of Studiolo Designs.