Great Campaigns of the American Civil War
2008 PBEM Tournament


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GM: Justin Rice

This is a Play-By-Email tournament for the Great Campaigns of the American Civil War series (AH/MMP).


September 20, 2008

Round 2, "McDowell" was completed earlier this month. Pairings for Round 3, "Gaines Mill", have now been made and games are underway. The scenario rules and VP Conditions can be found here and include offical changes from the Skirmisher version.

May 5, 2008

Round 1, "McClellan's Opportunity" is in the books. Pairings for Round 2, "McDowell", have now been made.

Please note a few rule clarifications for Round 2:

17 or moreCSA Decisive
13 to 16CSA Substantive
9 to 12CSA Marginal
5 to 8USA Marginal
1 to 4USA Substantive
0 or lessUSA Decisive
  • Don't forget this scenario includes random rain events. You'll use the Stonewall in the Valley random events chart. Note also that the SiV RE chart changes on May 1 - smack dab in the middle of the scenario.
Rain ResultTurn 1
Random Event DR
Turns 2-12
Random Event DR
No Effect4, 6 to 115 to 11
Rain 54
Rain +1 32, 3
Rain +2 2, 1212
  • Note that the placement of the Major and Minor River unfordable markers are governed by the standard rules
  • Remember per the scenario instructions, this is "south map only". You may need to figure out where the map barrier is (it runs east to west just north of the northeastern most Yank objective)
  • Union leaders are NOT +1 to movement rates. Instead, they guarantee a minimum of 2. So a roll of 1 is 2 MPs ... and a roll of 6 is 6 MPs.

January 15, 2008

Pairings for Round 1, "McClellan's Opportunity" have now been made.

December 3, 2007

Registrations for the 2008 GCACW PBEM Tournament are now being accepted. Contact Justin Rice to sign-up. Registrants need a 2008 BPA membership so please plan accordingly.

Tournament Rules Highlights

Complete Tournament Rules

Tournament Schedule
Round 1: McClellan's Opportunity (HCR)January 15 to April 15, 2008
Round 2: McDowell (SIV)May 1 to July 30, 2008
Round 3: Gaines Mill (SK1)August 15 to November 15, 2008
Round 4: South Mountain (Best of 3; HCR)December 1, 2008 to March 15, 2009
Quarterfinals: Sedgwick to the Rescue (SLB)April 1 to June 15, 2009
Semifinals: Bloody Spotsylvania (GTC)July 1 to September 30, 2009
Finals: Rebels in the White House Campaign (SK2)October 15, 2009 to January 15, 2010

Registered Participants

NameAREA Rating# Games
Scott Spurgeon613351
Ed Beach6073108
Pat Duffy594075
Steve Likevich586750
Mark Booth585580
Dave Cross573079
Forrest Speck 555449
Rob Doane543243
Toshikazu Takasawa 53167
Jim Winslow 52336
Ted Drozd51153
Justin Rice 510521
Mark Greenwood 509011
Doug Pratto 508710
Rob Mull50493
Jay Meyers 499220
Pat McCormick49914
Gene Rodek 49595
Brad Merrill 494010
Dennis Nicholson 49397
Eric Filipkowski 49153
Dennis Mason 491240
Henry Russell48981
Greg Gollaher 47806
Bob Jamelli 474269
Kenneth Oates 47033
Adam Bloom 50000
Stephen Bloom 50000
Steve Davis50000
John Dietrich 50000
Joel Ferich 50000
Gary Kirk50000
Greg Kniaz50000
Don Lancaster 50000
Eric Landes 50000
Chris Leary 50000
Lee Massey 50000
Paolo Mattioli50000
Larry Meyers50000
Patrick Pence50000
Henry Rice 50000
Alberto Savi50000
Brad Swinson 50000
Greg Tanner 50000
Jean Tessier50000