Monthly Archives: March 2012

Battle of Monocacy in 15mm using the Gettysburg Soldiers rules set

Two blockhouses (far left and far right of image) protect the old covered bridge and the B&O Railroad bridge at Monocacy Junction.

Veteran wargamer and master figure painter Larry Reber of sent me some photographs of a recent game he ran using a scenario I wrote for the July 1864 Battle of Monocacy (near Frederick, Maryland). This scenario appeared in Charge! issue #25, and can be downloaded for a modest charge from the Wargame Vault.

Larry will be presenting this impressive-looking Monocacy game at the upcoming Drums at the Rapids wargaming convention in northwestern Ohio.

Here are the rest of Larry’s photographs!

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Cold Wars 15mm Second Manassas Railroad Cut Game

Stonewall Jackson's Confederates line the railroad cut at Second Manassas

Veteran gamemaster and author Jim Kopchak of the Northern Ohio Wargaming Society presented a 15mm game of Second Manassas at the annual Cold Wars gaming convention held at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Pa.  My BlackBerry camera does not do justice to this visually appealing game. Six players enjoyed a 4-hour game which came down to the final turn before the Yankees managed a foothold in the railroad cut, winning the game.

Here are a few more photos…

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Martin Knight’s ACW gaming in the UK

English wargamer and gamemaster Martin Knight and I have been corresponding about the order of battle for an upcoming wargame he is running for the 1862 Battle of Antietam. He sent me a few photographs of one of his recent games.

Note the painted teddy bear fur used for grassy fields. Cheap, easy to use, and durable!

Here are three more photos.

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