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Wargames rules for large-scale American Civil War battles.
In the field of tactical wargame designs, few designers have had as much impact as John Hill. In the 1970s, John started his own company to design and publish tactical and operational games that broke from traditional wargame mechanics. Realizing that he preferred designing wargames over running a business, John sold the company and became a freelance wargame designer. From then on, John's designs for Avalon Hill, SPI, SDC and others became noted for their innovative approaches to simulating unique tactical situations. In 1977, John designed Squad Leader for Avalon Hill. Squad Leader broke the mold for how tactical combat was portrayed on the gaming board, and its impact is still felt today. The first freelance wargame designer inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame, John is perhaps best known for his Johnny Reb rules for the American Civil War. After 25 years, Johnny Reb - now into its third edition - remain as popular as ever.
"In the field of tactical wargame designs, few designers have had as much impact as John Hill. His Squad Leader broke the mold for how tactical combat is portrayed on the gaming board. And his Johnny Reb seta standard for Civil War gaming. Now with Across a Deadly Field, Hill makes it possible for large scale Civil War games to be played out in a relatively small space, using existing Johnny Reb figures." --Bring Your A-Game"Now tabletop wargamers can re-create this perilous period...Its versatile, regimental-level rules make it possible to refight any clash with military miniatures in various scales, from early skirmishes at Ball's Bluff and Big Bethel to monumental and decisive set-piece battles like Gettysburg. This 144-page, hardcover book was penned by American John Hill, designer of the 'Johnny Reb' series and a member of the Wargaming Hall of Fame. Whether a would-be general is a beginner or a veteran, Across a Deadly Field facilitates fast-paced and action-packed wargaming 'where even a single regiment can make the difference between victory and defeat.'" --Toy Soldier & Model Figure Magazine