Pensacola

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Includes: the Map and 166 Counters for the game using an enlarged version of the 2010 artwork.

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Description

This Big Board Game set includes the Map and Counters for the game, using an enlarged version of the 2007 artwork.  All Big Board Games components are coated with a proprietary clear coating which provides protection from UV light and is scuff and water resistant.

Extra set of Counters              30.00

Rolled Map – Approximately 48 x 72 inches, printed on coated paper bonded to thick Tyvek.  It consists of two 48 x 36 inch sheets, trimmed to provide an apparent seamless Map when overlapped.  (The original Map is 22 by 34 inches.)

Mounted Map – Approximately 48 x 72 inches, printed on coated paper adhered to 3/16 inch Poster Board.  It consists of four 24 x 36 inch sections, overlapped to provide an apparent seamless Map.  (The original Map is 22 by 34 inches.)

Counters – 166 1 1/6 (1.156) inch square Counters, printed on coated paper, mounted on 1/8 inch Foam Board, and precisely cut.  (The original counters are 5/8 (.625) inches.)

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Boxed Game Description

Description of Pensacola, The Struggle for Florida in the American Revolution, 1781

Publisher: GMT Games, LLC  Designers: Mark S. Miklos and Don Hanle.

Pensacola is a 2 player game of the battle that removed the British, permanently, from North America south of Canada.  It culminated the effort of a bold and brave Spaniard, Don Bernardo de Galvez, who removed all the British armed forces from the Mississippi, then Mobile, and finally Pensacola, which was the most important fortress in Florida.

It wasn’t easy.  In this campaign alone, de Galvez had the Governor of Cuba give him all his troops, ships and supplies to fight a battle that the Governor was convinced was hopeless.  De Galvez got the troops – he had convinced the King of Spain that he was a winner, and he was to be given whatever it took.  De Galvez convinced the French to send troops, too.

This battle is a siege, starting with the landing of troops, building a road to haul siege cannon across near-swampland, fighting Indians, British sorties and mosquitoes, to then bombard a fort that was fiercely defended and well fortified.  It came down to a fortuitous event on the last day de Galvez had his full force, as the French were about to leave.

Moderate complexity, good Solitaire Suitability.  Contains a 22 x 34 inch Map, Series and Battle Scenario Books, four Player Aid Cards, 166 Counters, 55 Event Cards and 16 Tactics Cards, and two 10-sided dice.

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