Monday, January 26, 2009

Little-Known Facts

Most people don't know that General Philippe Régis de Trobriand was a yeti. These people have not yet played Yetisburg.

In other news, Titanic Games has produced one of the only modern Gettysburg-related products that is not under the thumb of the Shaara-Turner complex. The six Confederate generals included are standard fare (Lee, Longstreet, Pickett, Hill, Ewell, Stuart), but the Union generals are not the standard Killer Angels characters: Meade, Hancock, Reynolds, Meredith (of the Iron Brigade), Wadsworth (commanded 1st Division, 1st Corps, comprising Cutler's Brigade and the Iron Brigade), and Col. de Trobriand (brigade commander in 1st Division, Third Corps). Nary a Chamberlain nor Buford in sight.

Either the game designers are in love with the First Corps, they picked the names randomly, or they are weary of the whole Killer Angels bit. Regardless, I was surprised.

I think William Barksdale would have made a good yeti.

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