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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Boardgames - MMP - Roads to Gettysburg II: Lee Strikes North

"Roads to Gettysburg II: Lee Strikes North" arrived as part of the pre-order bundle with "Atlanta is Ours". This is a substantial box of material, the biggest in the whole series to this point. I admit to being a bit confused when I saw the title "Roads to Gettysburg" on two maps and "Here Come the Rebels" on the other two so I had to go back and read the box description. This box covers three sets of previously published material; "Here Come the Rebels" which covers the 1862 Antietam Campaign, "Roads to Gettysburg" which covers the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign and Rebels in the White House which covers Early's 1864 Raid on Washington (which appeared in the Skirmisher II magazine OOP).

Like "Atlanta is Ours", the rulebook for Lee Strikes North is perfect bound so we will see how that holds up overtime. The rest of the components match what has previously appeared in the prior additions with a couple of minor changes. There are four counter sheets, two primarily informational, one for "Here Come the Rebels" and one for "Roads to Gettysburg" There are four map sections one set for each campaign and they significantly overlap so all four could be used together if you wanted too. The whole series is designed like that, all the maps would (and I think do at this point) link up for the Eastern campaign, but I will have to check on the Western campaign. 

Another excellent release from Multi-Man Publishing, I just shudder to think how long the next one in the series will be. I can see them either reworking the Richmond Campaign in the east or perhaps moving back to the west and starting with the invasion of Tennessee at Forts Donalson and Henry through Shiloh and maybe through to the Siege of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River.

Here are a look at the components for "Roads to Gettysburg II: Lee Strikes North", Volume XI:

The massive perfect bound rulebook

Here Comes the Rebels is Countersheet 2, Roads to Gettysburg is Countersheet 1

Its a bit more obvious on the Union side which one is for Here Come the Rebels and which one is for Gettysburg!

Here Come the Rebels maps

Roads to Gettysburg maps

The very standard charts and tables. The information for Early's Raid is on the back of the confederate card. I forgot to snap a picture of it.


  1. Looks like good quality components.

    1. Certainly some of the best I have run across in just about any wargame I own. Which is not as many as it used to be.