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Year Published
1993
# of Players
2
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Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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14 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Bobby Lee
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Bobby Lee covers the eastern theater of the American Civil War around the Virginia area from 1861-1865. It comes with a beautiful card-stock map of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Eastern Virginia and heaps of wooden blocks for the North and South. The game utilizes both a strategic layer of the conflict but also provides a slightly more tactical layer of combat with additional battle maps that allow for center, and flank positions of specific units. The game can be combined with Sam Grant so that both theaters of the Civil War can be played out at the same time.

This title uses Columbia Games Block system. While there are variations in the rule sets for each of their games none the less all of their games are based on block system. Basically this means that rather than the traditional use of counters to represent units on the map the game instead uses wooden blocks that stand upright and with unit details only shown on one side of the blocks. This does two things: First it provides an easy way of producing a "fog of war" because your opponent can not tell, save through good memory, what type of unit a specific piece is and it’s current strength. Second, by having the blocks stand on end it provides a way to keep track of a units strength by rotating the block so the current strength is the top number. Most war games have some type of mechanism that lets units take steps in their overall strength. Counters normally have at most two steps because of they only have two sides, however blocks have four and so now you can easily keep track of twice the amount of detail that many other war games provide. With the use of blocks Columbia has provided a way of adding a good deal of depth to their war games without adding further complex layers of bookkeeping and thus allow for interesting and relatively short sessions of play.

All artwork and graphics in the game Bobby Lee was created by RPG/Historical artist, Eric Hotz.

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Changes in Bobby Lee 3rd edition compared to 2nd edition

  • Different units (fewer, different scale, plus some new units)
  • Different rules (similar, but significantly changed, streamlined)
  • Different map (slightly, including some different VPs)
  • Different play time (quicker)

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Third Edition
Publisher: Columbia Games
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Year: 2013
Product Code: 3301
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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Release Date: Dec 20, 2013
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Publisher: Columbia Games
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Year: 2004
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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Publisher: Columbia Games
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Year: 1993
Size: 0.00 x 11.50 x 8.40 inches
2.10 pounds
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7 Bobby Lee 3rd ed SOP
Extended Sequence of Play and Summary for Bobby Lee 3er edition.
English
2014-11-07
4 Variant & Alternative rules to chew on
Although much in the new 3rd edition is good, i feel a few " improvements " or at least alternative rules could be in there. Have a looksee
English
2014-08-29
1 JEB STUART block label
For anyone who felt Reb's Murat was missing among CSA 3rd edition leaders
English
2014-05-11
3 GERMAN Player Aid - Game Turn
Deutsche Spielehilfe fuer Spielzug
German
2011-01-14
2 GERMAN Player Aid - Set up
German Player Aid - Set up (Spielaufbau)
German
2011-01-14
6 Variant combat rules
Variant combat rules for Bobby Lee and Sam Grant using an A-B-C initiative system similar to Hammer of the Scots.
2008-09-30
2 Bobby Lee Monthly Campaign Phases v1
Clear flow of turn phases, with rule notes: Replacements, Month Preparations (Initiative, Weather) & Actions (Move, Battle, Supply Check).
2008-09-21
1 Battleboard Clock for Bobby Lee
This battleboard time track has pictured spaces for the 4 turns of battle plus Night. Includes notes for Night rules.
2008-09-17
2 Battle Charts plus notes (v2)
V2. Elaborated charts for unit behavior and terrain effects. Rules summary for enfilade, flanking, melee, disruption, reinforcements, rout, retreat, regrouping, pursuit fire. Mostly Bobby Lee 2.0 rules.
2008-09-07
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A charts summary for Bobby Lee (version 2.1 of the rules)
2006-07-12
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War Game Rank: 463
Num Ratings: 262
Average Rating: 6.87
Standard Deviation: 1.55
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I've Been Diced! episode 48: The Bobby Lee Kickstarter campaign, and why you should play more wargames about the American Civil War
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