More Civil War games at Historicon 2009

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An impressive looking woodlot in miniature graces this tabletop terrain from long-time Cleveland, Ohio, wargamer and rule system designer Jim Kopchak, author of Civil War Commander. Jim’s layout of the Battle of Averasborough, North Carolina, drew praise, and I played in his game on Friday evening. It was exciting, and we Yankees marched across the fields and took two lines of Rebel entrenchments in a series of charges.

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Another photo of Jim’s layout.

For photos of other ACW games, please continue reading…

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This was the very nice setup for Dean West‘s Johnny Reb 3 game of the Battle of Piedmont in the 1864 fighting in the Shenandoah Valley by Union troops under “Black Dave” – Maj. Gen. David Hunter, who later laid waste to much of the Valley’s mills, factories, and farms. Dean is a long-time scenario designer, living historian, and gamemaster from the Midwest who was on the design team for the Johnny Reb system.

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Another impressive Civil War layout! This was Larry Morris‘s Johnny Reb 3 game, which I staye dat for some time to watch the action and talk with my friend Billy Ray Wagenseller of Cashtown, PA. Larry is from eastern Pennsylvania, and he and Jeff Corbin are part of the Yellow Worm Gaming Society.

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Here, Billy Ray’s troops prepare to move foward to try to repel a Union force crossing the river beyond the heights.

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2 thoughts on “More Civil War games at Historicon 2009

  1. craig

    where is this at when i saw the battle of piedmont i wanted to see more photos because im learning about my family and i have 3 ancestors that fought there two(2) in the 45 Va infantry and the other in the 116th ohio infantry and may i ask to see more photos of your lay out

  2. The photos were of a game I watched briefly at the convention. Hopefully some other attendee or the gamemaster will post a link to additional photographs of the Piedmont game.

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