G88 -GETTYSBURG 1988 Edition

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  1. TITLE: Gettysburg
  2. PUBLISHER: The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC)
  3. SCOPE: American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg; July 1-3, 1863
  4. TAHGC CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
  5. GAME BOX DESCRIPTION:
  6. YEAR PUBLISHED (EDITIONS): 1st Edition -TAHGC (1958); 2nd Edition -TAHGC (`19##); 3nd edition -TAHGC (19##); 4th Edition aka Smithsonian Edition-TAHGC (1988); 5th Edition-TAHGC (flat box) (1994)
  7. CREDITS
    • Design, Development & Rules: S. Craig Taylor Jr.
    • Cover Art: George Parrish
    • Graphic Art, Gameboard Art & Pasteup: Charles Kibler
    • Typesetting: Colonial Composition
    • Packaging: Monarch Services and Eastern box.
    • Playtesting: Fred Chatman, Bob Coggins, Mike Craighead, Dave Ferguson, Don Greenwood, Jim Henson, Rex Martin, Bill Peschel, George Petronis, Ed Phillips, Ed Safley, and Bruce Shelly
    • Preparation Department Coordinator: Lou Velenovsky
    • Note: This version of GETTYSBURG has been packaged for the American History Series. It is the fifth edition of this famous titles published by Avalon Hill Game Company since the first was introduced in 1958.
  8. NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2
  9. WGA COMPLEXITY SCALE (1-10):
  10. TYPICAL PLAYING TIME (HOURS): .
  11. MAP SCALE: 700 yards per hex.
  12. UNIT SCALE: Infantry Divisions & Calvary brigades, Artillery batteries, individual General units.
  13. TIME SCALE PER TURN: Two hour Daylight turns, 6 hour night turns.
  14. NUMBER OF GAME TURNS: 1st, 2nd, 3 day scenarios (8 turns each), Day 2+3 scenario (16 turns), Campaign Scenarios (24 turns)
  15. PARTIAL ARTICLE LISTING: Click here
  16. GAME INVENTORY:
  17. WBC & AVALONCON HISTORY: This title is played annually at WBC as part of the Grognard collection. G88 WBC Event History.
  18. PBEM TOOLS:
    • A WGA Vassal team Java application VASSAL module. The latest version (G8833b10.vmod)I am havign issues on www.vassalengine but it is posted here.
    • Revised Vassal map with all corrections (what is connected, what is not) due to massive errors in the published game map. Standard G88 map; Variant map from G88-General-v25n5p17; Combined map (Standard + Variant map).
  19. PBEM OPPORTUNITES: The Boardgamer Player Association PBEM tournament is launched yearly. Look for information through the Boardgame Player Association or Wargame Academy (see items 22 below) if interested. The PBEM ladder is played in rounds on a continuous base.
  20. WARGAME ACADEMY COMMENTS: This edition is used for all Boardgamer Player Association face-to-face(i.e World Boardgame Championships) and PBEM tournaments.
  21. ARCHIVE: Boardgame Player association 2009 G88 PBEM Tournament. GM: Vince Meconi.l Start date: of May 1, 2009.; Completed
  22. ACTIVE:
    1. FORMING: Gettysburg '88 BPA PBEM Championship IV; Site under construction; Event GM Vince Meconi.
    2. Gettysburg '88 PBEM Ladder is now active.

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