A Sound the Charge! egy nagyszerű társasjáték, 2 - 6 játékos részére. A társast, 12 éves kortól ajánljuk kipróbálni. A játékmenet erősen épít a hatszög-rács, a szimuláció és a kockadobás mechanizmusokra.
Based upon GT Publishing's Commit the Garde! rules for Napoleonic warfare, Sound the Charge! is intended to simulate battles of the American Civil War on the grandest of scales....
Based upon GT Publishing's Commit the Garde! rules for Napoleonic warfare,
Sound the Charge! is intended to simulate battles of the American Civil War on the grandest of scales. Based upon the Napoleonic rules Commit the Garde! entire epic battles are represented in Sound the Charge! No longer must the players extrapolate the results of the entire battle of Gettysburg based upon their game’s recreation of the fight for Devil’s Den or Cemetery Ridge.
Players represent the highest level leaders in any given battle and as such make the decisions that will shape the entire battle. Gone are the minutiae which their historical counterparts left to their subordinates, your focus is on your army’s brigades, not on the battalions and squadrons.
Decisions made by lower level officers are abstracted into the mechanics of the game, players should understand that there is someone at the lower level who should be taking care of those details (spacing of battalions and squadrons, deployment of skirmishers, sighting of artillery sections, availability of spare ammunition, etc.). Like it or not the real commanders had to trust subordinates to do their duty well. Often these abstract subordinates will make mistakes (represented by bad dice rolls), whether or not your subordinate’s failure is catastrophic to your plan will depend on the allowances you have made for that possibility. This of course is a good reason to have plenty of reserves available.
And speaking of reserves, the most unique aspect of Sound the Charge! is the use of off-table reserves. No longer can your opponent see the deployment of your entire army. The location of your reserves is not determined until you commit them to the battle, at which time you place them where you want them (with limitations based upon distance from your Army HQ and proximity of enemy forces). The skill of your army commander and staff determine how effectively you can commit your reserves.
The game is played on a hex-grid map; the reason for this is to remove the ambiguities of “free movement” common to most miniature rules. With hexes there is no doubt about a unit’s location, it’s facing, and what the range is to any other unit on the battlefield. The intent with this approach is to make this a game/simulation of decisions, not of inches.
Sound the Charge! includes two introductory scenarios, Manassas where the fledgling armies learned to fight, and Champion Hill where Grant completed the encirclement of Vicksburg. Complete scenario briefings, orders of battle, maps and unit labels for these scenarios are included with the rules.
—description from the publisher