1812! War on the Great Lakes Frontier

Compass GamesSKU: CPA1142

Sale price$89.99


1812! War on the Great Lakes Frontier is a card-driven strategy game that simulates the naval and land actions fought on and around the Great Lakes of North America during The War of 1812. This is a two-player game with either player commanding the naval and land forces of the United States of America or the British Empire. Players will alternate playing Strategy cards, spending Operation Points and causing historical events to occur. Operation Points are the currency used to move and fight battles with military units. The scale of fighting units is regimental and single ship. Each leader, regiment and naval vessel has been researched to determine its relative strength and weaknesses based on battle performance, unit size, and type. With armies rarely exceeding a few thousand men, the forces are manageable and the clashes are skirmishes in comparison to the battles fought in Europe.
•1812! War on the Great Lakes Frontier is played across maps depicting the Great Lakes and the settlements carved out of the heavily forested wilderness of the old Northwest. Both players engage in a naval arms race to construct new warships from the surrounding forests augmenting their original fleets. Inexperienced US commodores and crews sail against the salty veterans of the Royal Navy and fight the US Navy’s first fleet engagement at the Battle of Lake Erie.
•While the cannons echo across the Lakes, US commanders such as William Henry Harrison and Winfield Scott maneuver their amateur armies against the British commanders such as Isaac Brock, George Prevost, and Henry Proctor and their seasoned forces. Fighting along-side the British are the Native American tribes under Tecumseh who are desperately trying to maintain a hold on their traditional lands.
•Your opponent is not the only enemy. When playing the campaign scenarios, winter blankets the wilderness territories of the Great Lakes frontier. The player who has not prepared will see his naval and land forces decimated.
•2 Players | Ages 14+ | 1.5-9 Hours Playing Time

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