Sunday, 15 February 2015

Blackpowder, spells and a pinch of steampunk kicks off with Alternative Civil War

Alternative Civil War is a 28mm scale miniature skirmish wargame set in an alternate 1861. Impossible science collides with ancient powers and mythical beings clash with courageous soldiers over the American Civil War battlegrounds in a conflict that has transcended its own frontiers.

Ghost Train Games has brought this little piece of strangeness to Kickstarter and have done very well. In fact at the time of writing, with but an hour or so left, they have achieved and surpassed their $13,000 target.  So you have only a little time left to back this thing.

This is a skirmish game of miniatures ranging from 6 to 16 models per side. It has a deep tactical component, using one or two 20 sided dice to resolve every action in a single roll, alternating turns to avoid long waits and the game incorporates the mechanism of a Tactical Impulse Pool: a limited resource that will grant you benefits such as re-rolling, gaining additional actions or activating skills. Players will need to strategize where and when to commit their resources.

There are four factions at the minute


The Kickstarter page also has links to the rules as well so you can try it out.

We will be having a chat with Ghost Train Games after the Kickstarter has finished to get the low down on the whole experience and about the game.  

Just thought we would share this a a quick reminder of the campaign and the short time to back it.

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