Category Archives: Periods – American Civil War

‘The Civil War Battlefield Guide’ Review Added

Jim Roher finds plenty of wargaming inspiration in this collection of maps of battles of the American Civil War. You can find it on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Lessons from the American Civil War in European Warfare?

by Rob Morgan Website manager’s note: Please see the original post and comments for context. George ponders on lessons learned in the American conflict which were applied by European armies in 1870? It’s a big question, though many European nations … Continue reading

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A Sample Article for December

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is by Graham Empson and is titled “American Civil War: A Veteran Solo Wargamer’s Perspective on Tactics”. The author presents a thoroughly researched look at a variety of factors and … Continue reading

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Seeking Information About the CSS St. Patrick

Rob Morgan writes:  One of my fellow naval wargame enthusiasts in the Naval Wargames Society is ‘desperately seeking’ a little information about a submersible, more accurately an ‘awash’ boat called the St. Patrick built in the Confederacy. It was used, … Continue reading

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Pea Ridge revisited

By George Arnold Recently, I had an opportunity to take my almost 11-year-old grandson on a driving tour of the Pea Ridge battlefield. He’s already showing a serious interest in history, and we had planned this trip long before the … Continue reading

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50 years’ worth of ACW rule ideas

Graham Empson has distilled his more than 50 years of ACW solo gaming into a comprehensive set of mechanics/rules for the period. Lots and lots of ideas. It’s on the Complete Rule Sets page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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The blockade runner ‘Mars’

By Rob Morgan The very thorough comment on what colour blockade runners were painted means I’ll have to repaint my small 1/1200th collection of them, after 30 years of, well, admittedly fairly infrequent use on the wargames table! Thorough, very, … Continue reading

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ACW easy rules have been added

Kevin White’s rules for the American Civil War, “The Blue and Gray,” have now been added. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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A question about ACW blockade runners

By Rob Morgan In my collection of 1/1200th American Civil War models, I have a number of blockade runners, rarely used in any game, but I like them. Mars and Banshee are delightful models, made by Skytrex and Navwar ages … Continue reading

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Simple Horse and Musket rules added

The latest rules to be added to this blog are George Arnold’s Horse and Musket rules, with movement and combat factors for Napoleonics and for the American Civil War. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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