Arlington, VT, June 10th 2013 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and NorbSoftDev (www.norbsoftdev.net) announce the upcoming release of Brandy Station, the latest expansion for the definitive American Civil War grand tactical wargame of this generation: Scourge of War.
On June 9, 1863 at 4:30 a.m. the largest cavalry battle of the American Civil War; the Battle of Brandy Station began. It was one of the earliest battles of the Gettysburg campaign, fought by the Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton against Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry.
Pleasonton launched a surprise dawn attack on Stuart's cavalry at Brandy Station, Virginia. Despite the advantage of surprise and after an all-day fight with alternating fortunes, the Union forces retired.
Tactically the battle was drawn, although arguably Stuart could claim victory as he held the field at the end of the day. However, for the longer term progress of the war the outcome of the battle was a significant milestone since it signaled the demise of the Confederate cavalry's dominance in the war.
Scourge of War: Brandy Station covers the entire Battle -- the largest cavalry engagement ever fought on North American soil. It features a 5 x 5 mile game map, ten single player scenarios and five multiplayer scenarios. Also including a scenario overview map in PDF format showing the location of each scenario and its starting time.
Scourge of War: Brandy Station is released in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War which changed the fate of North America and is sure to satisfy any strategy aficionado of the period.
Get more information on Scourge of War: Brandy Station from its official product page.
About Scourge of War: Brandy Station
Scourge of War: Brandy Station is the latest expansion for Scourge of War: Gettysburg, touted as the definitive American Civil War tactical strategy game. Scourge of War: Brandy Station is a must-have for all American Civil War wargamers. It offers ten historical single player scenarios set in the midst of the savage cavalry action that opened the Gettysburg campaign.
After the Battle of Chancellorsville, Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was camped near Brandy Station, Virginia, preparing for their invasion of the North. The Confederate cavalry under Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart was to screen their northward movement with a cavalry raid. Union commander Maj. Gen. Joe Hooker intended to blunt this raid with an attack by his own cavalry under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, which culminated in the largest cavalry battle ever fought on North American soil.
Historically the battle ended in a stalemate, but can you change history and use Stuart's cavalry to crush the Union cavalry? Or take command of Pleasonton's large mixed force of infantry and cavalry to send Stuart packing to Richmond?
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