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Rev Zoom25 Nov 2021 7:46 a.m. PST

I am setting up the terrain to refight Antietam. Here is how it loos so far. There are small styrofoam hills under the cloth to provide some definition.








Perris070725 Nov 2021 8:44 a.m. PST

Looks just like it did (minus the modern stuff) when I visited there a while back. Great job!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2021 10:02 a.m. PST

I like the way you've used hatcher markings to designate the hill slopes. Looks very good.


Old Contemptible25 Nov 2021 1:00 p.m. PST


Fred Mills25 Nov 2021 2:19 p.m. PST

Wonderful table. Well done!

Rev Zoom25 Nov 2021 3:12 p.m. PST

No, Regiments. I revised the QRS of RFF for 1"=50yds, 75 men per stand. Works great. Also use 2D10/2 for Charge resolution.

Lucius25 Nov 2021 6:11 p.m. PST

Did you have the mat printed, or is it all hand-painted? I've been wanting to get a 10' x 5' Antietam mat for a long time.

Rev Zoom25 Nov 2021 7:33 p.m. PST

I did the artwork in Photoshop and then had it printed on cloth.

CHRIS DODSON26 Nov 2021 2:59 a.m. PST

Interesting stuff and nice to see the Hauser ridge etc.

I am just about to start my refight and was wondering if you any thoughts on how to replicate the disjointed assaults.

I was thinking about the actual assault times with a variable but am open to ideas.

Happy battling.


Old Contemptible26 Nov 2021 3:06 a.m. PST

What rules? Wonderful setup but it looks to be out of scale for regiments. Looks great for brigades or even divisions. I had to break the battle up in order to do regiments. I have done the skirmishing the day before, the cornfield and the sunken road. Next is the Dunker Church and west woods. Then Burnsides Bridge. I will finish the campaign with Shepherdstown. I did it at 1:20 per figure using MLW.




Old Contemptible26 Nov 2021 3:20 a.m. PST

I like the way you did the hills. That is the best use of a matt covering the hills I have seen. The ones I have seen just doesn't look like hills. By defining the hills like that, it really looks great.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2021 5:01 a.m. PST

That table reminds me of the old American Heritage series of books from my grade school.

I love it. That's really, really sweet.


Rev Zoom26 Nov 2021 10:41 a.m. PST

Rules? Three: Johnny Reb III, Regimental Fire & Fury, Carnage & Glory II.

I redid the QRS for both Johnny Reb and RFF so the scale 1"=50 yds is correct. In RFF that means each stand is 75 men which yields a stand frontage for a 1" stand of 50 yds! In Johnny Reb, I use 4 man stands (the same as RFF) but do a Morale Check for every 20% loss rather than per stand. In Johnny Reb, each figure then equals 37 !/2 men – I round that down to either 35 men or up to 40 men depending on the size of the original regiment. I've tried both and each work well. Not sure which I prefer.

One thing I am going to try with RFF is to have each regiment fire separately – rather than a collective total fire – but apply the results at the end of that fire phase. We shall see.

My favorite is still Carnage & Glory. Scale is handled by
the program. Scale purposes on the table, 50 paces equals 3/4".

I've tried it with Brigades and Regiments and prefer regiments. To be sure, my 15mm look a wee bit odd, especially the 2 and 3 stand regiments, but in 6mm it looks just about perfect. Again, all is mounted on 1" stands. For RFF I use a die behind the regiment to track stand losses rather than removing stands.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2021 12:43 p.m. PST

This looks very cool Rev Zoom – (appreciating your artful creativity here).

historygamer26 Nov 2021 9:20 p.m. PST

Very nice.

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