Vintage (1974) 1776: The Game of the American Revolutionary War. First edition published by Avalon Hill. Made in USA.
THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED AND IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION BOOKLET.
About the game (from Manufacturer): The shot heard round the world at Lexington set off more than just another brushfire war in England's scattered dominions. It gave birth to a struggling new nation led by a comparative handful of patriots whose refusal to bow before tyranny set the tone for an American heritage preserved from defeat to this very day. But victory did not come cheap.
After showing the British the color of their mettle at Bunker Hill, Washington's little army was plagued by one defeat after another, shunting from one battlefield to the next; always beaten but never destroyed. No power of the period believed that the upstart colonials and their unborn nation had the slightest chance of emerging victorious against the strongest military machine of the era after the dismal summer of 1776. But then came the cruelest winter of the decade when even nature seemed to join forces with the British against the tattered American troops. Undaunted, Washington led his small force in the historic crossing of the Delaware to twice surprise and rout British forces at Trenton and Princeton. Their resolve thus strengthened, the ill-clad Americans retired to Valley Forge to face winter beset by the hunger and deprivation that cost the lives of 2500 patriots. But the coming spring found Clinton facing a revitalized and strengthened rebel army which proceeded to chase him across New Jersey in the Monmouth Campaign. Reassured by news of the French alliance and the great American victory at Saratoga that fall, American troops dug in for what they knew would be a long and bitter battle for independence.
Inside the box:
- 1 two-section map board | game board (one section has been split into 2 pieces)
- 1 deck of sixteen (16) Tactical Cards
- 1 Terrain Effects Chart
- 2 double-sided Scenario Charts
- 1 double-sided Combat Results Table | Tactical Results Matrix Chart
- 1 double-sided Historical Campaign Simulation and Historical Time Record Chart
- 2 bags of colored Unit Counters
- Original Instruction Booklet | Designer's Notes booklet
Condition: In EXCELLENT! and complete condition, the two-section game board lays flat, as it should, with NO! warping apparent. One of the two section has been split in half at the spine. Game board text is clear and legible, imagery bright and vivid. Gameboards have NO! rips or tears. Cards and charts are in EXCELLENT! order with NO! rips or tears, light creasing apparent. Original instruction booklet is complete with NO! ripped or torn pages and all text clear and legible. Box shows LIGHT! shelfwear for a game from the period with LIGHT! rub and wear to the corners and edges. Box has NO! ripped or torn panels. Box graphics are bright and vivid, text clear and legible.
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