As a Civil War buff, I was looking forward to playing this one which I picked up on ebay. Although you use cards, it plays more like a boardgame in which you play out the American Civil War. Cards represent leaders, military units and historical event, people, etc which may have some sort of impact on your strategy. You also use cards to gradually build the map of the USA over which the war was fought so you can use the transport network to move your armies. The cards are great value alone as there is a lot of history and interesting facts which really give you a sense of the period. However, the rules are badly written so I am working my way through it. Once you figure it out it seems to play reasonably well.
Designed by Evan Jones and published by QED games, later by GMT.