Archive for the ‘American Civil War’ Category

Piedmont – Black Powder ACW AAR

July 1, 2012

On Saturday the local HMGS-South group played an American Civil War game at the Dogs of War shop. The rules were Black Powder and the scenario was based on the Battle of Piedmont, June 5th 1864.

The Confederates avoided the rout of the historical battle, while taking significant losses in cavalry and artillery. The Union side was hampered by the cramped deployment area, but attacked boldly in spite of heavy losses in infantry.

Salem Church – Black Powder ACW AAR

June 13, 2012

On Saturday the local HMGS-South group played an American Civil War game at the Dogs of War shop. The rules were Black Powder and the scenario (modified from Johnny Reb) was based on the action at Salem Church during the battle of Chancellorsville.

The 15mm figures used were generously donated to several Florida HMGS groups.

Tactically, the action ends with a stalemate at nightfall like the historic action, but for the overall battle that is all the Confederates needed. The Union VI Corps will not be able to move on Chancellorsville.

ACW Kernstown Johnny Reb III Game

December 10, 2011

The local HMGS-South group played a game based on the first battle of Kernstown, March 23, 1862. Johnny Reb III rules were used. The outnumbered Confederates took the bulk of the casualties, but achieved a strategic win by delaying the Union troops.

These photos show some of the 15mm terrain and  miniatures, by Rob of Real-Terrain (RMLHM901@aol.com):

Black Powder ACW

August 29, 2010

Another attempt to reuse old game pieces: TFP (Total Fighting Power) Games counters for American Civil War (the original game was called ‘Iron and Fire‘) used with Black Powder rules by Warlord Games. The TFP brigade organizations (3 infantry regiments and an artillery battery, 4 infantry regiments or 3 cavalry regiments) with some Union artillery attached at division level work well with BP.

The Union attempt to ‘get there firstest with the mostest‘ failed due to bad command rolls.