Shiloh: Bloody April, 1862 is tactical, 1-2 player war game set during the American Civil War. It is the first entry in the Bloody Civil War Series.
By the spring of 1862, the Union Army under Ulysses S. Grant had captured most of Tennessee. The Northern troops had gathered at Pittsburg Landing to link with General Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio. Grant's forces then captured the vital Confederate railroad junction of Corinth, Mississippi. Confederate troops, led by General Albert Sidney Johnston, were gathering outside Corinth to strike a blow at Grant's army before Buell could arrive.
Shiloh: Bloody April, 1862 - Designer's Edition is a two player wargame simulating the bloody clash of arms that occurred around Shiloh Church April 6-7, 1862. As the Confederate player, you must try to crush Grant's unsuspecting army on the first day. Or else, get yourself crushed by the overwhelming force of Grant and Buell's combined armies. As the Union player, you must hold onto Pittsburg Landing at all costs, until Buell's troops arrive to shift the balance in your favor.
TIME TO PLAY: 2 or more hours
SOLITAIRE SUITABILITY: High
DESIGNER: Paul Koenig
MAP & GAME ART: Stephen Oliver
- A single 25x40" inch map
- 2 counter sheets of 88 game pieces
- 3 battle charts
- 1 player aid chart
- 1 rulebook
- 1 six-sided die
© Paul Koenig Games.
Published by Blue Panther LLC under license.