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Old Smokie07 Feb 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

I am getting back into ACW using 10mm figures after a few years absence. I have played previously in 2mm, 6mm, 15mm, 1/72 and 28mm scales

So any recommendations for rules, I have and have played Fire & Fury v 1 and v2, and want to try something different.

The regiment being the basic unit and with base removal for casualties, I have looked at Bonnie Blue Flag any opinions on this set, anyone played it, your thoughts, also looked at Pickett's Charge rules as well.

So whats everyone playing at the moment

MajorB07 Feb 2018 12:31 p.m. PST

On to Richmond

DOUGKL07 Feb 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

When you played Fire & Fury was it the Regimental rules? The Regiment is the base unit and you remove entire stands for casualties. We have been playing them for about a year now and enjoy them.

Viper911 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

Hi I have a set of rules looking for play testers its Regiment level with bases removed for Casualties so let me know.


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

I have written detailed summaries of a number of ACW rules sets, you can find them here:


Check the 19th century section also, as many rules sets cover that period just not exclusively (Volley & Bayonet, Black Powder, to name two).

Frostie08 Feb 2018 12:41 a.m. PST

Check out Black Powder, Glory Hallelujah. No casualty base removal but a very good game.

If you are UK or Europe based I am off loading a load of 10mm Pendraken ACW both painted and unpainted.

Old Smokie08 Feb 2018 11:46 a.m. PST

thanks for all the replies


it was the Brigade versions I played of F & F, looking for something not F & F based.

@ Viper911

I would take a look at them.

@ Frostie

I'm in the UK, depends what you have and how much you want, how are the figures based ?

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

I really like Fire and Fury but when I'm not playing Fire and fury for the ACW I would recommend Picket's Charge from Too fat lardies, which I see you've looked at already.

There's also Longstreet, which would satisfy your requirement of being regimental and stand removal, however I don't strongly recommend it since I found the game play to become tedious after a 4 games, but the campaign system is fun.

10mm Wargaming12 Feb 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

I would recommend Black Powder Rules and the Glory Hallelujah! supplement. Hope it helps.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care


Grumble8710609 Apr 2018 9:17 p.m. PST

Johnny Reb is regimental-based, with five or four stands per regiment (depending on whether it's JR2 or JR3). But, casualties are marked one figure at a time until a full stand is removed. Each stand removal results in morale check (and lots of other events also result in morale checks; a regiment may be required to take multiple morale checks each turn, depending on what happens to it). I've played it for 20+ years and for me it's still the gold standard for ACW at that level of granularity.

The group that I used to play JR2 with before I moved away has gone on to Mr Lincoln's War, which is similar in terms of unit composition.

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