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Altar of Freedom is a "big battle" game, where you step into the boots of an American Civil War corps or army general, commanding your army at the grand tactical level. The rules are designed to play the largest battles of the war, like Antietam or Chickamauga, in a single evening with multiple players. The smallest tactical unit is a brigade, and your task will be coordinating your divisions into action and wrestling with the outsized personalities of your subordinates. The rest, as Robert E Lee might say, is in God's hands.

Orginally distributed by Iron Ivan games in 2013, Altar of Freedom is now exclusively available on Wargame Vault. The core rules are under twenty pages in length and are supported by over 40 published historical scenarios, covering every major battle of the American Civil War.  

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Cooper R November 17, 2022 2:42 am UTC
Could we get POD options for all three of this and the two campaign books?
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Gilles D September 28, 2021 9:16 am UTC
I bought the pdf version but I would appreciate if you could make it also Print on Demand. Will we have this option?
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MW W December 21, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
I bought this from Iron Ivan Games before it came to the wargame vault so I can't officically review it here. However I beleive it is one of the best rule sets I have come across. Allowing you to command epic armies of the American Civil War. The Command and Control is unique and well thnought out. Generals personality traits add not just flavour to the game but usually require some thought. The basic turn sequence, firing and combat are straightforward allowing larger games to be played quickly but are NOT in any way inferior, having been well thought out. The morale system comes into play with Brigades being forced to rout after sustaining puch backs or a serious defeat. The armies have pre-defined break points OR objectives to reach, meaning you need to take care not to get to mauled or lose sight of the actual game objective. All in it is a brilliant game that is not expensive. The Army supplements are well worth it as well for the OOBs and maps translated to 3x3, 4x4, 4x6 or occassionally 6x8 tables. A really...See more
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