Friday, April 26, 2013

This day 150 years ago in Rebel Raiders’ History

-Dedicated to Civil War episodes, battles, people and ships that also appear in GMT’s Rebel Raiders on the High Seas, my next game.

April 26, 1863
            Historical Event:  On this day “Fighting Joe” Hooker began his much anticipated turning movement in a campaign that would lead to his epic and classic humiliation at Chancellorsville.  That the march got off to a bad start, with torrential rains turning the Virginia “roads” into muddy goo was seen by many as a bad omen – and right they were!

            Game Connection:  No strategy survives first contact with the weather, as card 59 “Mud-Bound” which the Confederate player can use to frustrate and so educate his Union opponent shows.

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