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2010
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(from MMP's website :)

Battle Above the Clouds is the 8th game in the award-winning Great Campaigns of the American Civil War (GCACW) series. This is the first game covering a western theater campaign and will serve as the core area for a series of maps covering the entire corridor from Nashville, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia. The game includes both the Chickamauga campaign of August/September, 1863 and the Chattanooga campaign of October/November of the same year.

Battle Above the Clouds uses the same GCACW Standard Basic Game Rules that were first published in MMP's Skirmisher magazine and Grant Takes Command. The game scale remains unchanged for the western campaigns, although two new terrain types (hills and ridges) have been added to properly represent the rugged terrain that dominates the Chattanooga area.
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Battle Above the Clouds includes a wide variety of engagements in the Basic Game scenarios. The seven actions include two introductory scenarios, a cavalry raid, a fighting withdrawal, a series of operational maneuvers through mountainous terrain, and two large battles:
-McLemore’s Cove (4 turns, September 10-13, 1863)
-Crossing Chickamauga Creek (1 turn, September 18, 1863)
-The Battle of Chickamauga (3 turns, September 18-20, 1863)
-Wheeler’s Raid (8 turns, September 29-October 6, 1863)
-Opening the Cracker Line (1 turn, October 28, 1863)
-Lookout Mountain & Missionary Ridge (2 turns, November 24-25, 1863)
-Ringgold Gap (2 turns, November 26-27, 1863)

The two Advanced Game scenarios cover both major periods of campaigning in the region:
-The Chickamauga Campaign (32 turns, August 29- September 29, 1863)
-The Siege of Chattanooga (40 turns, October 28-December 6, 1863)

The Advanced Game rule set has also been standardized so players will be able to quickly move to new campaigns in the series.

Battle Above the Clouds contains:
-GCACW Series Rules Booklet (approx 24 pgs)
-BATC Specific Rules Booklet (approx 48 pgs including scenarios/designer notes)
-Two 22"x32" full-color mapsheets
-A full-color 11"x17" Off-Map Display
-Two full-color Force Displays
-Three Countersheets
-Two 4-page color Charts and Tables
-Two 6-sided Dice

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Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Artist: Nicolás Eskubi, Charles Kibler
Year: 2009
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3 Battle Above the Clouds - règles en français
Livret de jeu de the Battle Above the Clouds (GCACW) en français (v 1.0)
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2014-08-03
8 RETREAT CHART [ENG/SPA]
One of the hardest things to learn for new players of the series GCACW are withdrawals. Actually I think the problem is that original table is a bit difficult to follow for being too explained. Here I show a more summary table and you see different priorities faster in withdrawals. I hope that helps you, especially for the new players! P.D.: More language can be added. Una de las cosas que más cuesta aprender a los nuevos jugadores de la serie GCACW, son las retiradas. En realidad creo que el problema es qeu la tabla original es un poco complicada de seguir por estar demasiado explicada. Aqui os dejo una tabla mas resumida y que se ve mas rapidamente las diferentes prioridades en las retiradas. Espero que os ayude, sobre todo a los nuevos! P.D.: Mas idiomas pueden añadirse!
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38 GCACW Scenarios Spreadsheet
Listing of all 89 Official GCACW scenarios from all games (through AGA/SJW2), Skirmisher Magazines 1&2, and web, catagorized by locations, combatants, commanders, dates, source, etc., listed chronologically and including links to errata. Enjoy! (version 10/14/13)
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2010-05-11
14 Player aid Battle above the Clouds
This file contains player aid sheets for all scenarios of Battle above the Clouds, avoiding large stacks of counters on the game map. Enjoy the game!
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2010-04-21
11 REGLAS NORMALIZADAS EN ESPAÑOL [v1.1]
Traduccion al español de las Standard Basic Games Rules [v1.1] como aparecen en el modulo BAC.
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2010-03-29
18 GCACW process player aid
GCACW player aid v2.1 corrects order of extended march and cavalry retreat during marches
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2010-02-01
19 Battle Above the Clouds - Charts & Tables
Errata incorporated. Submitted by designer.
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2010-01-25
26 Battle Above the Clouds - Errata and FAQ
As of January 10,2010. Submitted by designer.
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2010-01-10
13 BAC play aids
Printable play aids for managing the stacks of info counters in the game
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