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Highly Detailed Civil War Chess Set

Aug 17, 2007
"Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent's mind." - Bobby Fischer.

The Great War between the Northern and Southern states of the "United States" possess a peculiar interest for civil war chess set enthusiasts, not only because it was a struggle between two sections of people akin to us, but because of the epic courage with which the weaker party with ill-fed, ill-clad and ill-equipped troops, for four year sustained the contest with an opponent not only possessed of immense numerical superiority, but having the command of the sea, and being able to draw its arms and munitions of war from all manufactures of Europe. In many aspects, the American Civil War was a turning point in the history of warfare, as it ultimately took shape as a modern-day war. Like Chess, the warring sides voiced the rhetoric of ideology and cause, simplified strategies and tactics to build forces of unparallel size, and used these forces to strike and capture enemy positions.

"I had lunch with a chess champion the other day. I knew he was a chess champion because it took him 20 minutes to pass the salt." - Eric Sykes. Chess is one of the most popular board games in the world, and possibly the most time consuming. Because chess players spend hours staring at the pieces contemplating their next move, it is small wonder they are willing to invest large sums procuring a civil war chess set. The civil war chess set reminds them of the Great War that ravaged the American landscape for four years, and instead of conversing the old America it gradually and profoundly reshaped the political, financial, and social contours of the nation. This sounds a lot like playing Chess without a board!

Furthermore, just as the larger army usually has the advantage in a battle, so in Chess the player on the table with extra forces is more likely than his adversary to win the battle. Albeit much of the fun lies in finding the exceptions to this rule, and therefore the civil war chess set is hugely popular as they are reminiscent of the dogged stand taken by the Confederates. The civil war chess set is also a very considerate gift for collectors of commemorative items. These meticulous and intricate chess pieces provide exceptional artifact value about the various facets of American civil war. Try a search with Google in order to locate these chess sets for sale. Ebay is another choice and you would be wise to search there also.
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Keith Londrie II is a successful Webmaster and publisher of www.about-chess.info A website that specializes in providing information about chess information about chess that you can research on the internet in your pajamas from the comfort of your own home. Visit Chess Today!
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