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Wargamer Dave10 Sep 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

I've never gamed ACW. I'm sure Black Powder would work fine but it's not specific to the period. I remember reading about the Warhammer ACW rules in Wargames Illustrated back in the day. Fire & Fury have been all over the news of late (for all the wrong reasons) – but I have heard many people swear by them.

As someone thinking about getting into the period with matched 28mm armies (150-200 figures/side) – which rules would you recommend to get the real flavour of the conflict?

Cheers,
Dave

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

Do you want the basic "unit" to be a company, regiment or a brigade, or do you not care?

Wargamer Dave10 Sep 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

Don't care although I like it less abstract

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 3:03 p.m. PST

I can recall having great games with whichever Piquet set dealt with the ACW.

archdukek Inactive Member10 Sep 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

Try the recently published Pickett's Charge by Dave Brown published by Reisswitz Press. An excellent set of rules for divisional level games.

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MSU John10 Sep 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

Regimental Fire and Fury.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 4:07 p.m. PST

Larry Brom's 'A Glint of Bayonets' (available from
Sergeants 3)

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

I second Regimental Fire & Fury. It's quick to learn and gives a good game that reflects the period.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 4:41 p.m. PST

I like both Fire and Fury and Black Powder (we use the ACW supplement Glory Hallejuah)

Other rules I have used include Johnny Reb (in its various incarnations) and On To Richmond good rules but I like the F&F and BP better

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 5:36 p.m. PST

Regimental Fire & Fury

wrgmr110 Sep 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

The new Brigade Fire and Fury are much better than the original rules.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

On to Richmond, fun and easy to learn.

Bandolier Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 10:54 p.m. PST

Rank & File from Crusader is another worth looking at.

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

I like Johnny Reb III, but I haven't actually played it yet. Also there is a game that has rules for commanding a brigade through the entire war (with separate systems for the Eastern & Western theatre), but I cannot for the life of me remember what it is called.

Piquet Rules11 Sep 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

The Piquet rules that Nick Nascati mentioned are either Hallowed Ground (using the original Piquet rules) or the more recent Field of Battle. I've done a ton of ACW games with FoB. You can see some battle reports on my blog at wargamesandstuff.blogspot.com

Wargamer Dave14 Sep 2017 6:30 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone. Very helpful!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 2:36 a.m. PST

If you havn't got enough miniatures to play the larger games like Pickets Charge ,Blackpowder etc but want a bit more than a skirmish game then the new rules called Bonnie Blue Flag may be worth considering. A typical game will have around 4 regiments of infantry ,1 Gun Battery and a Cavalry detachment .

I am in this situation and will be using Bonnie Blue Flag initially and then moving on to Pickets Charge when I have enough miniatures.

Trajanus15 Sep 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

We play Pickett's Charge in both 15mm and 28mm and find it a great game.

The commmand and control element makes it a much more interesting game than any of the others we have used in the Civil War period.

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