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Four 11" x 17" maps
280 double sided unit counters
One Player Aid Card
8 Page rules book
Mounted counters are available for an additional
Game Design: Paul
Rohrbaugh Graphics: Bruce Yearian
Editing: Lisa Rohrbaugh
Brennan, Jeff Hoover, Randy McGlaughlin and Jeff
A MONSTROUS FUSS
The Battle of Wilson's Creek
August 10, 1861
Monstrous Fuss is a simulation of the battle
August 10, 1861 at
Wilson’s Creek between the
Union Army under General Nathaniel Lyon and the
Confederate forces led by Generals Benjamin
Mcculloch and Sterling Price.
force, badly outnumbered, launched a bold attack
that caught the Rebels still encamped. Both sides
armies’ were made up of militia and volunteers who
were in combat for the first time.
The intensity and casualties
sustained in this day’s battle surprised many of the
officers and further reinforced that this Civil War
would not be settled quickly or cheaply.
The Battle of Wilson’s Creek is a classic example of
two disparate forces engaged in a battle that can
have far-ranging effects in the overall conflict.
Neither commander was very sure of what their new
recruits could or would do in their first battle.
“Seeing the Elephant” could just as likely cause
wholesale panic as sustained combat. On August 10th,
both sides’ leaders were surprised by the ferocity
and tenacity of their troops, and shocked by the
carnage the unleashed upon one another.
Both players should seek to use the assets of
the formations they bring to this battlefield and
minimize the liabilities their opponent will seek to
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