Tag: 1864

Marching On Richmond: Winter 1864-65

The Lynchburg Artillery gets overrun by the 5th Wisconsin Infantry

After the action at Virginia Farm both sides moved into winter quarters, setting up cantonments in Virginia. As Spring 1865 approached and we prepared for the new campaigning season my Division received new reinforcements, and smattering of new recruits. Meanwhile

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Marching On Richmond: Virginia Farm 1864

11th Virginians

As the summer of 1864 dragged on we continued to manoeuvre and fight indecisive engagements with our erstwhile rebel opponents. As Fall approached however we finally cornered the main Confederate Army in Virginia to force a major action to defend

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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: May 1864

6th New Jersey & 69th New York Defend The Fenceline OF The Crop Field.

After our rebuff in The Wilderness we quickly reformed as our army continued an on going series of manoeuvres and battles against Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Part of my division (29 CT & 88 NY) had not been present at our

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Marching On Richmond: The Wilderness 1864

The 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Ride To the Rescue...

On the 4 May 1864 we crossed the Rapidan River, and headed towards the Wilderness Tavern, the convergence point for our Corps, prior to heading south into the open terrain beyond on our march to Richmond… Prior to this march

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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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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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