A Civil but Merciless Tournament
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 six-hour rounds of the Campaign scenario.
2006 FTP Reprint rules, all cards, all optional rules. Players will choose
sides randomly, no bidding.
Medalists (plaque winners)
will receive GMT merchandise credits of $20 for 1st, $15 for
second, $10 for third and $5 for fourth place.