mrjd: there is a Civil War map already....it's pretty cool, check it out.
Yeah, each day would be great, but most people, even those not from the U.S., if they have heard of Gettysburg they are probably most familiar with Picketts charge and the 3rd day. So starting with the 3rd day and seeing how that goes and then maybe expanding.
I've been trying to find a good map online to use as an example, but most are way too detailed.
To keep it simple and easy to learn/play you would just need: Both battle lines, the town, the round tops, maybe the 2 General's headquarters and the artillery. Then just break down the lines by commanders.
Some simple game play:
Artillery could bombard the enemy/other artillery
Bonus for holding the town
Bonus for the Round Tops
Bonus for holding individual commanders.
Maybe auto-deploy for holding the Head Quarters
just some thoughts....My goal this afternoon is to find a decent map that isn't too detailed to help get this rolling.