Civil War aficionados who haven’t dabbled in NorbSoftDev’s Scourge of War, the heir to Sid Meier’s Gettysburg!’s throne, are getting their chance to grab the whole lot today with the release of Scourge of War: Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Collection. The set includes the brand-new expansion Brandy Station, as well as the base game and all of the previous add-ons: Gettysburg, Pipe Creek, Antietam, and Chancellorsville.
As mentioned, Scourge of War: Brandy Station has also launched. The expansion features a 5×5-mile map, 10 single-player scenarios, and five multiplayer scenarios. A PDF scenario overview map with battle locations and engagement times is also included.
After the Battle of Chancellorsville, Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was camped near Brandy Station, Virginia, preparing for their invasion of the North. The Confederate cavalry under Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart was to screen their northward movement with a cavalry raid. Union commander Maj. Gen. Joe Hooker intended to blunt this raid with an attack by his own cavalry under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, which culminated in the largest cavalry battle ever fought on North American soil.