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Year Published
1981
# of Players
2
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Best with 2 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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14 and up
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A House Divided
Alternate Names
A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65
Una nación dividida
Norden & Süden
North & South
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from Mayfair Games website:

A House Divided simulates the epic struggle of the American Civil War that was fought over the twin issues of slavery and state's rights. The period from 1840 to 1861 saw these issues brought to a boil, and in 1861 the nation became tangled in a terrible war that lasted four long years.

The game depicts the war between North and South from the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas Junction) to Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse – or Grant's surrender at Harrisburg... Each player leads one of these two nations and makes the strategic decisions which determine the outcome of the war.

The game board represents the United States, north and south and from the Atlantic coast to just west of the Mississippi. [...] The play map contains a number of boxes, each representing a city, town or locations important to the war. These boxes are connected by transportation lines – blue for rivers, tan for roads and black for railroads – which provide the paths to victory or defeat.

Can you keep the Union whole or force the separation of the United States?

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Components (Mayfair Games' fourth edition):

  • 234 die-cut markers representing armies, leaders and specials
    • 48 miscellaneous 5/8" counters
    • 45 Veteran Infantry ¾" counters
    • 18 Veteran Cavalry ¾" counters
    • 21 Crack Infantry ¾" counters
    • 15 Crack Cavalry ¾" counters
    • 42 Militia Infantry ¾" counters
    • 6 Militia Cavalry ¾" counters
    • 21 Utility ¾" counters
    • 4 General counters
  • 2 Order of Battle forms
  • 1 game board 21" x 20.50" (six-panel)
  • 6 dice (3 blue, 3 gray)
  • 1 tray
  • 1 box
  • 1 rule book, containing basic, standard and advanced rules.

Components (Phalanx Games' third edition):

162 Counters total

  • Special Counters
      • 23 Flags
      • 12 Forts
      • 2 Battlefields
      • 4 Foreign Units
      • 2 White Markers
  • Union counters
      • 24 Militia Units
      • 20 Veteran Units
      • 9 Crack Units
      • 1 Militia Cavalry Units
      • 8 Veteran Cavalry Units
      • 4 Crack Cavalry Units
  • Confederate Markers
      • 8 Militia Units
      • 3 Militia Units (marked Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland)
      • 20 Veteran Units
      • 9 Crack Units
      • 1 Militia Cavalry Units
      • 8 Veteran Cavalry Units
      • 4 Crack Cavalry Units
  • Other Components
    • 3 Generals
    • 6 Dice (3 blue, 3 grey)
    • 3 Rulebooks (Basic, Advanced, Scenario)
    • 1 Gameboard
    • ? Adhesive Stickers
    • 1 Cardboard Tray

Alan Emrich writes, "I did the additional design work for the 2nd edition of the game, and have added some player aid sheets and additional optional rules for both it and the 3rd edition of the game." He offers the Living Rules 3.1, dated May 2006, on his website. (See web link below for the full package; some parts are available in the Files section.)

In his Designer's Notes, when comparing rules set 3 (the Phalanx Games version) to 3.1, Emrich says "matters of phrasing, timing, and examples have greatly improved the game’s clarity" while taking the rules length from 20 pages to 30.

The Living Rules 3.1 package also includes player boards helping the management of some advanced/optional rules, and his suggested additional counters (flat leader units, orders, navy counters, more flags and entrenchments...) "should a 4th edition ever be published".


Additional counters for GDW first edition were supplied with Strategy & Tactics magazine #123 (Campaigns in the Valley).


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A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65
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English fourth edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Artist: Jason Just, Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2012
Product Code: MFG4860
Size: 10.88 x 7.56 x 2.62 inches
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Release Date: Sep 27, 2012
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English third edition
Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2001
Product Code: PHA-USAHD01
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
1.30 pounds
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German third edition
Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2001
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2001
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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English second edition
Publisher: GDW Games
Artist: Rich Hasenauer
Year: 1989
Product Code: GDW0101
Size: 11.40 x 9.00 x 1.15 inches
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10 AHD 3rd Edition Organizer - updated 2013
This game aid helps players reduce the time spent counting the number of armies on the board and determining maximum army size. The organizer hold your units not on the map. It is easier to count what is NOT on the map than to disrupt stacks to count what is on the map. There are also city tiles that players can hold like Monopoly property tiles. This makes it easier to total the values of each player's recruiting cities. This is version 1.1 dated 29-Jun-2013. Corrections made this edition: Baltimore USA value, number color for following cities: Bowling Green, Chillicothe, Evansville and Louisville. All tile ID number renumbered so there are no long any decimal points.
English
2013-08-24
18 Rulesmap (One Page To Rule Them All)
More colours and some tiny adjustments for (much) easier reference (though a little less printer friendly).
English
2011-12-06
42 House Divided - Gettysburg Battle Map
Greetings, Map for House Divided - Advanced Rules (You can also use this map for basic game). Several items I incorporated into this map: - COLOR - Large squares for unit battle alignment. - Advance Game Morale charts. - Advanced Command chart for both Union/Confederate players. - Advanced Battle Round Command Grid (use a wooden cube to indicate Command Rating works great!) - Advanced Battle "Day" grid for tracking days of battle. I hope you find this file useful while engaged in a House Divided. Epp
English
2011-03-22
21 Resumen reglamento--Castellano
Un resumen orenado del reglamento incuyendo las reglas avanzadas y obviando las basicas a las que estas substituyen. También incorpora alguna regla opcional.
English
2009-09-27
12 More Control Markers
Big image with 30 flags of each side. They are arranged to make them turnable if printed on thick paper and cut out. For best matching to the original counters scale the image down to 25cmx15cm or roughly 10"x6".
2008-07-30
15 Control Flags for House Divided
One thing this game could have used more of is control flags. These are scans of the flags that are placed side by side on a sheet to make it easy to glue to cardboard and make more control flags.
English
2008-04-03
7 AHD - Australian Tournament Scenario
This is the scenario played at the Australian Boardgame Championships - it has been thoroughly tested and fine-tuned over time.
English
2008-02-11
21 A House Divided Combat and Command board v1
For use with the advanced Battles and Command rule.
English
2008-02-10
2 HouseDivided_basic_jp.pdf
Japanese quick reference for basic game only
2007-08-21
27 A House Divided Refresher2.doc
One page A House Divided 3.1 Basic Rule Refresher
2007-03-17
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