Monday, June 3, 2013

This day 150 years ago in Rebel Raiders’ History

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

(NB: Coverage of the Replay of the game between the designer and naval historian Brandon Musler will resume tomorrow, June 4).

June 3, 1863   Lee Moves North

            Historical Event:  On June 3, 1863 the vanguard of The Army of Northern Virginia leaves its encampment at Fredericksburg, beginning the fateful march that will culminate a month later in the Battle of Gettysburg.

            Game Connection:  Although primarily focused on the naval aspects of the conflict, Rebel Raiders on the High Seas is a strategic game of the entire Civil War, and armies and the generals who led them play a prominent role in holding or taking territory.  Card 77 – Lee Moves North is one example of that, as it reflects the three Confederate invasions of the North in the Eastern Theater (the 1862 Antietam and 1863 Gettysburg campaigns and the 1864 Valley Campaign that brought Jubal Early over the Monocacy and right up to the ring of forts surrounding Washington).

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