WBS-WAR BETWEEN THE STATES
- TITLE: WAR BETWEEN THE STATES
- PUBLISHER: Simulation Publications Incorporated (SPI);
Republished edition (Decision Games)
- SCOPE: Operational game of the American Civil War, 1861-1865
- RULEBOOK VERBAGE (SPI):
- DECISION GAME VERBAGE:
- YEAR PUBLISHED (EDITIONS): 1977 by SPI; 20## by Decision
- Game Design /Development: Irad B. Hardy
- Physical Systems and Graphics: Redmond A. Simonsen
- Production: Larry Catalano, Bob Fitzpatrick, Kate
Higgins, Manfred F. Milkohn, Bob Ryer
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2
- WGA COMPLEXITY SCALE (1-10): 5
- TYPICAL PLAYING TIME (HOURS): .
- MAP SCALE: 15 miles [25 kilometers] per hex.
- UNIT SCALE: Brigades and Divisions
- TIME SCALE PER TURN: 1 week; 4 weeks comprise 1 lunar cycle;
13 cycles per year. A Strategic turn occurs at the end of each cycle to conduct
production and other activities.
- NUMBER OF GAME TURNS: Several scenarios and a Campaign
- ARTICLE LISTING: Click here
- GAME INVENTORY: 1200 counters, three unmounted
22" x 28" game mapsheets, 20 page rule booklet, 4 page SPI errata
as of 12Jul 1978; One Confederate Production Spiral sheet; One Union Production
Spiral sheet; One Confederate Track sheet; One Union Track sheet; One Confederate
Track Sheet/ Deployment Chart; One Union Track Sheet/ Deployment Chart; Two
Chart sheets (identical); one die.
- WBC & AVALONCON HISTORY: Not Applicable
- PBEM TOOLS:
PBEM OPPORTUNITES: Contact Wargame
Academy if interested.
WARGAME ACADEMY COMMENTS: I am currently playing my first
game. I am interested in another game with another opponent. Contact me if
interested: Bill Thomson
WARGAME ACADEMY GAME TOOLS: One SPI
game edition without box.
- No posted Java application VASSAL
module exists in public domain at the request of Hexwars. Decision Games
currently owns the SPI copyrights and has an exclusive a licensing agreement
with Hexwars (UK Subscription service) as the sole remote play interface.
Although VASSAL admin has honored DGs request not to post a WBS module;
likely a remote play tool exists within Cyberboard, Aide de Camp and other
tools inferior to Vassal. WGA has a WBS Vassal module which is used for
internal use only. However, due to the above it cannot be posted for general
- WGA possesses and amplified SPI rulebook in PDF for internal use only.
Production Calculator Tool; Microsoft Excel 2003; both Confederate
and Union Tabs.
- WBS Generals;
both Confederate and Union.
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