Kriegsspiel War Game

The game in action.
Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox
159 Horseshoe Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522
Region Central Virginia
Locality Appomattox
Saturday, May 17, 2014 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Phone: (855) 649-1861
Phone: (434) 352-5791
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Museum Director of Collections Robert Hancock oversees this game that gives players a chance to experience a unique perspective on Civil war strategy, tactics, and the art of command using appropriate nineteenth century methods.

The format of the game is:

1. A PowerPoint presentation introduces participants to army organization, staff work, elements of strategy, and how the kriegsspiel will be conducted.

2. Participants are divided into two teams-Union and Confederate, and roles are assigned.

3. A counsel of war is held, where participants work out their strategies as a team. This is often carried over into the lunch break.

4. Teams fight it out the rest of the afternoon until time is called; after which there is a short debriefing period and Q&A.

This event is limited to 20 participants, so reserve your spot early!

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Admission Fee: Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. A box lunch will be provided.

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Last Updated: 4/18/2014 11:33 AM
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