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Game: Antietam: September 17, 1862



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Publisher: Worthington Publishing
Series: Civil War Brigade Battle Series
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Grant Wylie
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Description:


OLD SCHOOL WARGAME What does that mean to you? ANTIETAM 1862 is Volume I in Worthingtons Civil War Brigade Battle Series. With streamlined mechanics the series rules, and battle specific rules, gamers can refight the Battle of Antietam in 3 to 5 hours . Brigade Level Detail Each infantry and cavalry piece is a brigade with each strength point 100 men, color boxes surrounding the strength show morale of green, veteran, or crack. Each artillery piece strength point represents 2 cannon. Large Game Map HARD MOUNTED! Historically detailed game board at 250 yards per hex. 4 Counter Sheets Based on extensive research of the order of battle, the counters accurately reflect the armies of North and South. This game will provide countless replays and hours of enjoyment to history buffs trying to see if they can recreate, or change history.


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Pub Date
Article Description
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Date: 5/6/2024
Poster: Doug Holt
Worthington's Antietam (Burnside Bridge) with 1.4 rules

"...where there are ‘real’ changes, they are significant." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, tries out the new version 1.4 rules with an older copy of a Brigade Battle series game. See why Norm likes the changes, though with the occasional caution: "...you will not want to use this new additional phase to melee all over the place with abandon..."!
Web Link
7
Date: 1/20/2021
Poster: Doug Holt
Antietam September 1862

"...the interesting puzzle to the game is that with limited activation, the Union cannot do everything they want... while the Confederates can!" Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, has a go at the full battle scenario of Worthington Publishing's Antietam September 17, 1862. Check out a fun replay, and see how Norm does with certain key points in the field, since the game gives "…an extra incentive for the Confederates to fight hard to keep hold of these hexes."
Web Link
6
Date: 10/5/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Burnside Bridge 1862 Part 1

"...this part of the battle is all about desperate and repeated Union assaults to get over the bridge...". Norm Smith, in his Battlefields & Warriors blog, begins a board game to miniatures experiment, starting with Worthington Publishing's Antietam September 17, 1862. Norm is playing out the Burnside Bridge scenario with the boardgame, with an eye out for some action that will translate well to his miniatures table. Looks like he has lots of raw material as "…repeated Union assaults over the next few hours fail as they come up against Toombs on the heights…"!
Web Link
5
Date: 9/28/2020
Poster: Doug Holt
Antietam 1862 - Bloody Lane

"This is the sort of game that if you buy it, you will play it." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, checks out Worthington Publishing's Antietam September 17, 1862. Norm provides us with his always entertaining mix of insightful analysis and action: "There is suddenly a scary moment for the Union in the centre…"!
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4
Date: 4/3/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Antietam Septmber 17, 1862 by Worthington Publishing

Still the bloodiest single day for American casualties, the battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg if you are from down south) is considered by many to be the turning point of the American Civil war. Shortly thereafter, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation putting the war on a higher moral plane. A Wargamers Needful Things reviews the latest take on the battle, Antietam: September 17, 1862 by Worthington Games.
Web Link
3
Date: 3/9/2020
Poster: Harvey M.
Video Review: Antietam 1862 from Worthington Publishing

Still the bloodiest day for Americans in combat, Antietam: September 17, 1862 by Worthington Publishing simulates that fearful slaughter with an approachable design by Grant Wylie. The Player's Aid runs through a quick game to introduce the system.
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2
Date: 12/10/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Antietam: September 17, 1862 - Only 4 Days Left on Kickstarter!

Volume I in the "Civil War Brigade Battle Series" by Worthington Publishing. Refight the bloodiest day in American history with this hex and counter classic game. With streamlined mechanics the series rules, and battle specific rules, gamers can refight the Battle of Antietam in 3 to 5 hours...
Web Link
1
Date: 11/18/2018
Poster: Mark D.
Antietam: September 17, 1862 - Now on Kickstarter!

Volume I in the "Civil War Brigade Battle Series" by Worthington Publishing. Refight the bloodiest day in American history with this hex and counter classic game. With streamlined mechanics the series rules, and battle specific rules, gamers can refight the Battle of Antietam in 3 to 5 hours...
Web Link