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Washington’s War is the long awaited re-design of the original card driven game, We the People. Washington's War, like its predecessor, pits the forces of a world power (England) against its rebellious American colonists as they fight for their independence.

Washington’s War is a true re-design that maintains the deep strategy of We the People while creating a game with a very short playing time (approximately 90 minutes). Unlike most wargames, Washington's War allows you and your opponent to play twice while switching sides in one sitting. This feature allows for rapid tournament play either face-to-face or on the Internet. Washington's War is the perfect antidote for a time conscious crowd whose only option up to now have been Eurogames.

Washington’s War features a dice-driven combat system that quickly resolves combat and is very friendly to Internet play. The game also features a new CDG discard mechanic that makes every card in your hand playable by allowing your opponent to buy his discarded events for an operations card. Now, unusual card distributions create challenges and not insurmountable barriers for advancing your strategy.

The biggest design changes between We the People and Washington's War, besides the aforementioned new game mechanics, is the increased emphasis on the asymmetrical capabilities of the two sides. The British are a conventional army with a dominant naval capability that gives them great strengths in the coastal regions. The Americans are an unconvential force with a small Contintental Army led by George Washington who yearn for French intervention. While the British struggle to expand their influence inland, the Americans struggle to keep their militia forces in the field. In the end it is the side that is better able to play to their strengths and protect their vulnerabilities that prevails in Washington's War.

Washington’s War was broadly tested on the Internet in a tournament format to ensure clarity of rules under the stresses of competition. What was old is new again...be the man on the white horse and father a new nation, or be a king trying to save his empire during a world war.

COMPONENTS:
* 2 Double-thick Counter Sheets
* MOUNTED 22"x34" Map
* 110 Event Cards
* 2 6-sided dice
* Rule Book
* Play Book
* 2 Player Aid Cards

PUBLISHED: 2010
DESIGNER: Mark Herman
DEVELOPER: Joel Toppen
ART DIRECTOR: Rodger B. MacGowan
MAP & CARD ART: Mark Simonitch
COUNTER ART: Harold Lieske


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Washington’s War is a card-driven game on the American Revolution. It pits the forces of King George III against the American colonists as they fight for their independence. In Washington’s War, you assume the role of either:

  • The King of Great Britain as he tries to bring his rebellious colonies back into the Empire, while at the same time dealing with a global war against ancient enemies bent on revenge for their losses in the Seven Years War; OR
  • The Continental Congress as they battle the forces of Britain, while trying to rally their countrymen to the cause of liberty.

Washington’s War is not just a re-tread of my earlier design on the same subject, but a true re-design that is keeping the basic feel while simplifying and speeding up what was already a fast paced game. Washington’s War features a dice-driven combat system that quickly resolves combat and is very friendly to internet play. The game also features a new CDG discard mechanic that enables a player to play a discarded event for the cost of an operations card. Now unusual card distributions create challenges and not insurmountable barriers to push your strategy forward. Washington’s War is being broadly tested on the internet to give players a voice and a source of input prior to publication. What was old is new again…. Be the man on the white horse and forge a nation or save an empire.

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More Information Edit | History

Re-implementation of: We the People.

Card dimensions (for sleeves): 110 cards of size 3.5"x2.5".


C3i Magazine Index Issue 24 :

  • The Art of Asymmetrical Strategy - by Mark Herman [Article, 8 pages]
  • American and British Player Aid Cards - by Michael Campbell [2 color cards]
  • Corrected State Control Markers [14 counters]

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Artist: Charles Kibler, Harald Lieske, Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch, John Trumbullmore»
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Artist: Harald Lieske, Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
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Product Code: 1002
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Publisher: GMT Games, Spielworxx
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2 Washington's War Japanese Card List and Rule Summary
Strategy card LIST, not the cards translated. In the latter part, 2 pages of rule summary.
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1 WW Chinese Rules
This rules is translated by me and a partener.
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2015-05-26
3 Washington's War Tuckbox
Print on heavy card stock and use double sided tape to assemble. Needs two tuck boxes as there are so many cards.
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My rough plans based on measurements of the WW box insert I created. The wall height is 7/8" for all of the cuts.
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1 Updated Player aid (Italian)
major Sholto player aid translated by Tammeo. I corrected some inaccuracies
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2 Aide de jeu en français
Traduction en français de la remarquable aide de jeu créée par Major Sholto. v.1.0 French translation of the remarkable player aid created by Major Sholto.
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25 Washington's War - One Page Summary
One page rules summary. The goal is concise accurate rules information to eliminate 95% of the Rules look-up. It does not include information displayed on the board. Also, I would not do without [filepage=55000]Major Sholto's Revolutionary Washington's War Player Aid[/filepage], especially for the the Combat DRM summary.
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I translated the major Sholto player aid on 2010 and someone kindly pointed out it has some inaccuracies ... so here is the updated one (I'm a little bit late I know but life is complicated :) )
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2 Strategy cards ITA
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17 PC Realignment Aid
Revised PDF adding clarification to Landing Parties. Use this helpful chart in maximizing your ability to convert Political Control to your side. Gathers all the available options into one page. Includes also a nice summary of movement restrictions for the Brits and the consequences of a dispersed Continental Congress without having to hunt in the rulebook. Field tested.
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