Stonewall - Battle of Kernstown, by SPI
Play "Stonewall" using the GBACW 1.0 system
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the Stonewall rules to work into the
Stonewall was the second game released in the TSS universe. (Bloody April was in production, but as a monster game, it took longer to release.) Stonewall arrived in S&T 76, and it was a big hit with players. Short, sharp and exciting, this tiny game captured some of the excitement that TSS generated among the legion of monster gamers. This success of the TSS system in a smaller version prompted SPI to create a series of shorter rules that became the GBACW game system.
However, that was in the future. For Stonewall, the rules are much closer to the original TSS system, but chopped to accommodate the page constraints of the magazine format. Though well done, the main question for the player is, what's different from TSS? What changes do I need to know?
In the years following the release of the GBACW standard rules system, the questions multiplied. Thus, Stonewall got set on the shelf, ignored and unplayed.
I have recreated the Stonewall rules as though they are the 'exclusive rules' for use with the GBACW standard rules. Thus you need only to learn this two page overview of the Exclusive Stonewall rules to play - just like the rest of the GBACW 1.0 system.
My goal is to bring Stonewall back into play, yet maintain the edge-of-your-seat excitement that propelled the TSS system forward. What follows are the differences in the rules as originally written, and my comments/changes:
Differences between Stonewall and GBACW
I stayed with the Stonewall version of things in most
cases. (See table below.)
The rest of the rules? Well, that's what the exclusive rules do - highlight important differences in a scenario that are handled by special rules for that particular scenario!
I hope this prompts you to get Stonewall: The Battle of Kernstown off your shelf and back on the gaming table. Let me know what you think of these rules if you do play this mini-masterpiece of a game!
This site was last updated 08/21/10