Everyone knows a good buddy of mine is designer John Welch so I’m pleased to inform our readers his latest title, The South Shall Rise Again, will be available this April from Victory Point Games. As luck would have it, I had the pleasure of tackling a very early playtest back at ConsimWorldExpo 2012 and I’d be very interested to see how the design has progressed since then. So if you love history, and the American Civil War, as well as zombies (and who doesn’t dig zombies?) this is a title you’re going to keep your eyes on.
No pricing info yet but I’ll take a stab this will be one of VPG’s smaller boxed games, clocking in around $20-$25.
The South shall rise, and the North will follow fast upon its heels. Two titans will battle for this Nation, and they will not be, as the President had hoped, the “better angels of our nature.” Death will walk the land and not one of us will know peace, not even in the grave. – Private John Picket, in a letter home, Taunton, MA, June, 1861.
From designer John Welch comes your chance to alter the course of a fractured United States, increasingly menaced by Confederate zombie soldiers (“Zebs”), and the dangerous Revenants and Glorious Dead that await you.
Based on the alternate history of author S.M. Cross’ The South Shall Rise, this is a game of tactical combat set during the American Civil War, where those within the Confederacy take a terrible risk to use the dead as reanimated soldiers. With four unique and challenging scenarios to choose from, crawl out of the trenches and rise to glory… or die (again) trying.