Tag Archive | ACW
This is an experimental post as I work with pages on the blog site. I just want to see of it works.
Recently our little group did a small scenario of the Battle of Logan’s Crossroads or Mill Springs. I structured the game from a scenario published by Potomac Publishers and from the Experience the Mill Springs Battlefield website. I took a few liberties with the Order of Battle and terrain. It was our fourth game with Black Powder rules and while everyone enjoys the system […]
In an army with many storied infantry brigades perhaps Hood’s Texas Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia is the most renown. The brigade consisted of the 1st, 4th and 5th Texas and the 3rd Arkansas the only far west regiments in the A.N.V. Prior to Fredericksburg the brigade included the 18th Georgia and Hampton’s […]
Here are some pics from a recent Black Powder ACW game. It’s my third game using the rules and I’m still getting used to the nuances but must say the game went well and I do like the rules as they reflect a Brigade\Regiment scale well in a fast moving game. The scenario featured the […]
Test game-Black Powder, Hangman’s Creek Scenario Variant When I began to war game again after an absence of 25 years I had the notion to do Black Powder in the ACW. So after two years of painting and organizing and then using my friend’s gorgeous 16′ by 4′ war game table we were ready to […]
I often see a war game as an experiment especially when using new rules. In this case the experiment failed but because it was an experiment it didn’t fail at all because I learned from the failure. Having said that the pictures turned out. Birds eye view of a very nice gaming table. It shows […]
The Battle of Salem Church or 2nd Fredericksburg Historical Situation In the spring of 1863 the Army of the Potomac opened it’s offensive against Richmond with a huge turning movement to unhinge Lee’s defenses overlooking Fredericksburg. The maneuver worked and Hooker took the Army of the Potomac across the Rappahannock River and into the tangle […]