Rally Round the Flag® – Brigade Command is an operational and tactical level game pitting the Union and Confederate Armies against each other during the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg. Each side is represented by each of the Army, Corps, Division and Brigade Commanders at the Battle of Gettysburg and the Regiments under their command. Take control of the Confederate Army and use their consolidated command structure to try and wrest control of Gettysburg from the Union.

Or, take control of the Union Army and work to delay the Confederates long enough for reinforcements to arrive. Can the Union survive the confusion of command before Meade can arrive with the Army artillery reserves? Can Lee push forward far enough on the first day to sustain his position for the second and third days? Can you win the Battle of Gettysburg and decide the fate of the American Civil War?

The Brigade Command level is designed to take and hold ground using realistic battlefield tactics by the units under your control. Each scenario pits opposing forces in a struggle to push each other from their positions, take control of the area around Gettysburg and ultimately claim victory.

A standard Brigade Command level game covering all three days of the Battle of Gettysburg can be played in about 40-60 hours. Using Rally Round the Flag® - Division Command (included with Brigade Command) as a campaign manager, can shorten the play time to 25 hours or less. When using the Campaign Manager, victory occurs either when you force your opponent’s army to retreat, or you have the majority of the 43 Victory Points by the end of the game. You force your opponent to retreat by having double their amount of Victory Points at the end of a day of battle, thus earning a decisive victory. Each scenario is scored based on the number of units destroyed, and whether or not objectives were met.

While Rally Round the Flag® was painstakingly designed with historical accuracy at its heart, the outcome of the game is not predetermined. The design reflects the tactical, organizational, and operational limits of both Union and Confederate armies and their generals, but how you manage them is up to you. In this battle, your decisions make the difference.

The Map of Gettysburg is an actual topographical map of the battlefield as surveyed by the Army Corps of Engineers. There are 4 key features of the map; March Circles, Pikes, Areas, and Edges.

The Map board is hand painted and measures 64"x 64” when fully assembled, although most games may be played on smaller sections.

Brigade Command comes with 900+ laser cut acrylic stands representing the over 175,000 soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. The stands represent soldiers, cavalry, artillery, and leaders. Leaders are at the center of the action when designated for command during the turn. An activated leader allows a player to replenish cards and activate troops using action points. Each artillery standee equals 4 to 6 guns, and each infantry or dismounted cavalry standee represents ~100 soldiers.

Rally Round the Flag® uses cards to affect the operational pace of play and influence combat during a battle. While drawing and playing Command and Battle cards, unexpected Events may occur that the players may exploit or mitigate as the situation demands.

Rally Round the Flag® Brigade Command includes 20 scenarios representing key actions during the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Brigade Command Rulebook can be found in the Knowledge Center located here: [Link]

Many of your rules questions can be found in the FAQ section of the website located here: [Link]

The Brigade Command game is available as a Special Order item. Due to the size and complexity of the product, it is produced on a limited production run through our factory. If you would like to order YOUR copy, please contact us at sales@lostbattalion.com and one of our customer service specialists will contact you directly with ordering information and expected time of availability. Our customer service specialist will give you all the details.