Altar of Freedom's first campaign supplement, which I teased earlier this month, will be released as a free PDF very shortly. Before it's made available for download, enjoy this quick preview, including photos from play-testing, a sample section of the theater map, and an overview of some game mechanics.
Why did we choose Vicksburg as the first campaign instead of a flashier, more conventional option like Gettysburg? Several reasons come to mind: (1) The Vicksburg campaign is often over-looked as one of the most decisive operations of the entire war; (2) Though typically viewed as a lop-sided fight, it is anything but. The forces involved are comparable and each side enjoys unique advantages and challenges; (3) The region between Vicksburg and Jackson is large enough for theater maneuver, but small enough to serve as a limited testing ground for players to first experience an Altar of Freedom campaign.
Last year, I teased a "major supplement" would be released soon and better still, it would be 100% FREE. The delay has been quite long in coming, but hopefully the wait will have been worth it. This supplement has been in development and play-testing for the better part of two years and I didn't want to drag it into the light until everything had been properly polished. Here's what we have cooking: