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War for the Union, The

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War for the Union, The
Category: War Games
Sub Category: Popular War Games
Publish Year: 2018
Dimensions: 9.5x12x2"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148739981
Mfg. part #: CPS1078
Type: Boxed Game

War for the Union, The


The War for the Union is a strategic level simulation of the American Civil War. It is the long awaited 2nd edition of the game originally published in 1992. Players command the Union and Confederate forces that fought from 1861 to 1865.

The map runs from southeastern Texas to the Atlantic and from Harrisburg, PA to southern Florida. The new map is 34 in. x 44 in. to accommodate larger counters. Atlanta and Pensacola are now in the Western Theater. Terrain types include forests, rough, swamps, bayou, mountain hexsides, river hexsides (tidal, navigable, and minor), lakes, bluffs, and major and minor cities.


  • Complexity: 6 out of 10
  • Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10
  • Time Scale: 1 turn = 1 month
  • Map Scale: Approximately 22 miles per hex
  • Unit Scale: Approximately 5,000 men per strength point
  • Number of Players: 2 to 4 plus solitaire
  • Playing Time: An hour for an introductory scenario, an evening for a 1 year scenario, and a weekend for the Campaign Game


  • 2 maps – each at 22 x 34 inches
  • 3-1/2 sheets of 9/16” counters
  • 1 deck of 25 Tactical cards
  • 2 reinforcement schedules – 1 each for North and South
  • 2 identical Terrain Effects cards with additional charts/tables
  • 2 identical Combat Results Table cards with additional charts/tables
  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 scenario book
  • 2 ten-sided dice
  • 1 box and lid set