Against the Odds magazine provides a view of military history from different perspectives. Each issue contains articles from game designers and other historical writers that take a broad view of the events surrounding historical battles. Each magazine also includes a professional printed full game.
Issue #32 Birth of a Legend - The Seven Days Campaign, fought from June 26th to July 2nd, 1862, represented the Union’s finest chance to put an early end to the great rebellion, and the Confederacy’s best shot at bagging an entire Union Army.
Virtually unknown when appointed to command the month before, Gen. Robert E. Lee promptly renamed his force, The Army of Northern Virginia - defining a future theater of operations the present defenders of the swampy ground east of Richmond could scarcely imagine. Aggressive and imaginative by nature, Lee summoned virtually every spare unit the South could muster for that rarest of Southern advantages, numerical superiority.
His planned counterattack, a massive turning operation designed to roll back the divided Yankee forces and seize their main supply base, would ultimately fail to destroy all Union forces due to inexperience and command failures. Yet Lee so dashed and demoralized the Union leadership at all levels that the Army of the Potomac could do little more than defend and then evacuate the peninsula prison camp it had been forced into. Here indeed was where a legend was born….
This boxed set includes one map, 176 counters, rules and charts.