Back in mid-2013, Gettysburg: The Tide Turns saw easy success on Kickstarter. Updates came regularly, slowing somewhat as the end of 2014 approached. Then, after February 20, all went quiet prior to a backer update on June 23.

What developer Eric Lee Smith revealed in that post was shocking, as it turned out he had suffered a brain hemorrhage in April. Thankfully, Smith has made nearly a full recovery and is now resuming development of his game. This is wonderful news, not only for Kickstarter backers, but of course for those close to Smith.

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What other news did he bring to the table? The board game version of Gettysburg: The Tide Turns will come boxed with two titles, the second being Pea Ridge: Gettysburg of the West. In a more recent post, Battle of Bentonville was also announced as coming in both PC and board game format. So, as far as we can tell, it appears everything is returning to normal for Shenandoah Games.

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  • Nonscpo

    Wow that sucks, glad to know he’s okay!

  • Eric Lee Smith

    Eric Lee Smith here, the board game is entering production, final play-testing for balance is underway and yes, I am alive.