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Getting My 28mm ACW Underway

Firing Line.

With all this ACW Action Going On it’s finally motivated me to resume construction of my 28mm ACW forces – I’ll be building both Union & Confederate Forces to provide opposing armies, and as originally mentioned I was looking at building these forces initially

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Marching On Richmond: Winter 1862

The 69th New York On The Antietam.

Our action near the Antietam Creek had been disappointing, and we ended up going into winter camp with the gloom of mediocrity over us. However the cheery news was our whole army had given Robert E. Lee a very bloody nose in

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Marching On Richmond: Fall 1862

11th Virginian Volunteer Infantry.

Having set forth into Maryland in pursuit of General Robert E. Lee we headed North-West as part of the great Union Army, a mighty force of 80,000 or more men that surely would finally end this break in the Union,

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Marching On Richmond: Late Summer 1862

Confederate Regiment Advances.

Following on from our victory at Seven Pines, and the army’s less successful actions in the Seven Days campaign, as mentioned we were then surprisingly withdrawn from the Virginia Peninsula and brought back to Maryland. During this period we received very few reinforcements and

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Marching On Richmond: Summer 1862

2nd Virginia Cav charge Coy G, 1st US Artillery.

As Winter thawed we did much manoeuvring around Maryland but not much became of this, and once Spring arrived we were moved to ports and embarked upon USN transports, destination initially unknown, but later revealed to be the Virginia Peninsula. By late spring we

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Marching On Richmond: Winter 1861

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After our previous battle (known as ‘Warrenton Turnpike‘ to us but as the ‘March on Manassas Junction‘ to the Confederate Forces) we spent considerable time manoeuvring and counter-marching, but no further significant action was to arise in the summer of 1861. By Autumn both ourselves and the

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Black Powder ACW at the AWC

Regiment of Johnny Rebs in the Black Powder game - figures & terrain by Roundie Steward of the AWC.

On Sunday a couple of the guys at the AWC played their first Black Powder game set in the ACW (American Civil War) – I was unable to attend, but Lee Heath has posted a brief report and a couple

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Regimental Fire and Fury finally released!

Regimental Fire and Fury cover

At HistoriCon in late July Rich Hasenauer’s Regimental version of Fire & Fury was finally released! This is something many of us ACW Gamers have been waiting for for sometime and finally it’s here. A Hardcover 96 page book with

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Fire & Fury: The ACW in 28mm

28mm Perry’s Plastic Rebs – from the collection of ‘Roundie’ Steward

This is an all new section – during 2009 I’ll hopefully be building brand new Armies in 28mm for use with the Fire & Fury (both Brigade & Regimental versions of the rules). Previously I played Fire & Fury extensively

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