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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 1863

The 5th Wisconsin Entrench In The Wilderness, 1864.

After our Bristoe campaign we moved into our winter quarters in early November 1863, however shortly after we were involved in the failed Mine Run Campaign through the wilderness (vaguely familiar terrain), but after it’s inconclusive result we soon retired and

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Marching On Richmond: Bristoe 1863

Union Artillery In Action At Bristoe Station.

As previously described to my readers, we had been recovering from our battle that was the preview to the great fight at Gettysburg. We had steadily but slowly pursued General Lee into central Virginia, but then in October he had

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Marching On Richmond: Fall 1863

The 54th Massachusetts Advance!

Following on from our action on the Gettysburg-Hanover railroad, a major action was fought by the Army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia – this epic 3 day encounter was thought to have decided the war, but as

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Marching On Richmond: Pennsylvania 1863

The 20th Indiana, 30th June 1863.

A few weeks after our defeat at Chancellorsville, as we were reorganising my division as previously described, General Robert E. lee suddenly invaded the north again, this time heading for Pennsylvania! By the time our army was aware of his manoeuvre he had a sizeable head start,

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Marching On Richmond: May 1863

Confederate Forces At The Cornfields.

Following our army’s defeat at Chancellorsville and our withdrawal back across the Rappahannock we again had a period of some inactivity, during which we reorganised our forces and received further replacements. My Division were in fairly good spirits (as we had been victorious at the

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Marching On Richmond: The Cornfields 1863

Union Forces Advance Through Cornfields & Woodland.

After our breaking from winter quarters we began a march once more into Virginia, tasked with joining the balance of the army of the Potomac that had wintered in the vicinity of Fredericksburg, and was now under the command of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker. By late

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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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