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Old Smokie07 Feb 2018 10:32 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 11:31 a.m. PST

On to Richmond

DOUGKL07 Feb 2018 1:20 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 1:33 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 2:23 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).

Frostie07 Feb 2018 11:41 p.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 10:46 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 11:11 a.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.

womble67 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 3:54 a.m. PST

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

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care


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