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
Historical Events: Stonewall Jackson at
and the capture of the blockade runner Wanderer by the screw sloop USS Sacramento.
Game Connection: The interception of blockade runners is vital if the
is to strangle the Confederacy in a game of Rebel
Raiders. The Playbook is packed with
examples of how this is accomplished. For a picture of the USS Sacramento, see below.
Although Rebel Raiders focuses on the naval action in the war, it is also a broader game of strategy. Cutting off the South’s supplies is one thing; marching down into Dixie is quite another, and many a Yankee player will find himself thrown back, as Stonewall Jackson did to “Fighting Joe” Hooker at Chancellorsville, especially when the Confederate plays the card named after the gallant Rebel general.