Back issues of Charge!

Charge! was a digitally printed color “fanzine” / newsletter that came with annual membership dues to the Johnny Reb Gaming Society. It usually ran between 25-30 pages and had 2-4 original scenarios for regimental-level American Civil War miniature wargaming.


Electronic copies of all of our back issues are available for downloading for only $2.99 each from the Wargame Vault. We also have American Civil War scenario books and army lists available on-line at the Wargame Vault.


Hard copies of all back issues are still available at $6 each (postpaid) to US locations. Please e-mail Debi Mingus at for ordering information and payment options. Ask about discounts on s/h for larger orders!


Back issue highlights:

  1. November 2003 – Scenarios for First Kernstown, Shepherdstown, and Gettysburg (Lane’s Attack on day 1 versus John Buford), as well as an article on the rifle-musket by noted author Brent Nosworthy, Buford’s Cavalry at Gettysburg by J. D. Petruzzi, and Fences in the Civil War by Doug Kline.
  2. February 2004 – Scenarios for Perryville, Heth at Gettysburg, and Salem Cemetery, plus articles on  the Union defense north of Gettysburg by Park Ranger Chaplain Chuck Teague, miniature cornfields and their impact on JR3 tactics, a review of new ACW miniature flags, and an alternate chart for JR3 charge resolution.
  3. May 2004 – Scenarios for Peachtree Creek (the first of a series on John Bell Hood’s attacks around Atlanta) and Wilson’s Creek. Integrating new players into Johnny Reb, scratchbuilding fences and stone walls, and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Phil Cole on Civil War artillery. A terrain column on creeks and rivers by Doug Kline, and many other goodies!
  4. August 2004 – The Battle of Atlanta (part 2 of the “Hood at Atlanta” series), the fights at Corydon and Buffington Island during Morgan’s Raid, and other articles of interest. Doug Kline continues his fine series on terrain in JR gaming. Doug Rogers offers an after-action report on East Cemetery Hill. Burkhard Schulze discusses modelling roads and fords. John Hill answers a questions on the JR3 gaming rules.
  5. November 2004 – Ezra Church scenario to complete the Hood trilogy. Scenario for Fort Fisher. George Anderson’s after-action report for the Battle of Harris Farm. Optional rules for forts, ships, and seige guns. Balloons in the Civil War and on the gaming table. Tactics from JR2 adaptable for JR3. Review of Larry Brom’s new ACW rules “A Glint of Bayonets.” Ask John Hill – JR3 rules interpretations.
  6. February 2005 – Analysis of the Atlanta Campaign and Hood’s performance. Scenarios for Spring Hill (Tennessee Campaign) and Lee & Gordon’s Mill. Scratchbuilding brick and masonry forts and bastions. Converting JR3 scenarios to Regimental Fire & Fury. Review of Scott Monsour’s new ACW rules, “Rally Round the Flag.” Cotton Bales in the Civil War and on the gaming table by Larry Reber. Sculpting model terrain out of foam (Doug Kline’s Culp’s Hill project). John Hill’s thoughts on Supply Wagons and Movement in JR3.
  7. May 2005 – Scenarios for Savannah, Iuka, and Harpers Ferry.  Low cost model trees. Showing the Colors. Painting guide to Confederate gray uniforms. Uniforms of the Iron Brigade. Figure Conversions – Adding Havelocks. Regimental Skirmishers in JR3. Paper templates for 15mm stone and wooden houses. 6mm ACW gaming.
  8. August 2005 – Scenarios for Ewell at Gettysburg, Chusto-Talasah, and Second Newtonia, ACW Combined Operations, paper template for 15mm Lutheran Seminary, and much more!
  9. November 2005 – Scenarios for the Battle of Richmond (Kentucky), Plum Run Valley (Gettysburg) and Bailey’s Crossroads (Chickamauga). Low Cost Flocking, Low Cost Model Roads, Review of Musket Miniatures’ new Gettysburg HQ buildings, gaming rules for pontoon bridges and Gatling guns, Command and Controls rules, Painting Horses, and much more!
  10. February 2006 – Scenarios for the Battle of Jackson, Pickett’s Mill, and Quebec Schoolhouse, articles on supply wagons, low cost trees, labelling command stands, uniforms of CSA Coppen’s Zouaves, and much more!
  11. May 2006 – Scenarios for Champion’s Hill, Cemetery Hill (Trimble’s Attack), Hoover’s Gap, and Dranesville. Articles on creating model plowed fields, rules interpretations, and more.
  12. August 2006 – Scenarios for Battery Robinett (Siege of Corinth), Sykes’s Regulars at Antietam, and Rockbridge Railhead. Articles on Civil War blogging, creating miniature vignettes to add interest to the gaming table, Johnny Con reports, and much more!
  13. October 2006 – Scenarios for Kolb’s Farm, Lewis’ Farm, Brown’s Mill, Harris Farm, and Olustee, plus many articles of interest.
  14. February 2007 – Scenarios for Longstreet at Gettysburg, Brawner’s Farm (Groveton), Cheatham Hill, and Chantilly (Ox Hill), plus articles on Rockets in the Civil War, Confederate uniforms, Longstreet’s performance, and Civil War research.
  15. May 2007 – Scenarios for the first phase of the fight at Seven Pines and Sumner’s Fight at Fair Oaks (the second phase of Day 1). Also, articles on Civil War artillery, painting limbers and caissions, some neat 15mm figure conversions by master modeller Larry Reber, Doug Rogers’ review of FlexRivers, new card system for JR3, revised charge tables, and much more!
  16. August 2007 – Scenarios for Monroe’s Crossroads, The Mounds, Marais des Cygnes, and Piedmont. More figure painting tips from Andy Mac. Modelling stone walls by Doug Kline, “How to Read a Civil War Battlefield” by Dr. Mark Grimsley, and much more!
  17. November 2007 – Special issue with the Jack Tar rules for adding naval actions to JR3 games! Scenarios for Belmont and the First Attack on Fort Fisher. ACW carbines.
  18. February 2008 – Scenarios for Plum Point Bend, Milliken’s Bend, and The Battle of the Crater. Part 3 of Andy Mac‘s  figure painting guide. Effectiveness of Civil War canister. Reviews of Jim Kopchak‘s new rules set, The Old Gunny’s Flags, and a new ACW book.
  19. May 2008 – Scenarios for Cloyd’s Mountain, Peralta, and Ezra Church (The Poor House). Finishing your figure stands. Custom-converted 15mm figure and mini-biography of John Buford. Budget terrain. Training new Civil War officers.
  20. August 2008 – Bridgehead Breakout, Roanoke Island, Rutherford’s Farm, Valverde, and Prairie Grove scenarios!. Painting guide for Confederate uniforms. Antietam after-action report.
  21. November 2008 – Wildcat Mountain, Cross Keys, Carthage, Munfordville, and Gettysburg July 4 scenarios. Antietam fight for the West Woods AAR from Jim Kopchak.
  22. February 2009 – Pea Ridge, First Kernstown, Terre Noir Creek, and Namozine Church scenarios. Larry Reber’s 15mm custom converted figures of Stand Watie and his mounted Cherokees. Pennsylvania Bucktails painting guide.
  23. May 2009 – Averasboro, First Newtonia, Honey Springs scenarios. Making Flexible Tree Stands and Forests. Hidden Movement. Gettysburg Glimpses.
  24. August 2009 – Fort Stedman, Second Winchester, Larry Reber looks at modeling supply vehicles, review of the new Kenosha Civil War Museum, Dennis Morris‘s Terrain Techniques. 1870 British article on “The War-Game.”
  25. November 2009 –  White Sulphur Springs, Gordon’s attack at Monocacy, Some revisionist JR3 thoughts from Paul Stevenson
  26. February 2010 – Chickamauga: Sheridan’s Stand, Rutherford’s Farm revisited; Pipe Creek: Reynolds’ Defense of Uniontown. Robert Sweeney’s random events cards for Civil War miniature wargaming. Outland Games 20mm ACW figures.
  27. May 2010 – The Battle of Selma, Fort Pocahontas, Spring Hill, Crummettsville, (hypothetical Gettysburg Campaign scenario), John Hill’s comments on artillery, and much more.
  28. August 2010 – Mill Springs and Piedmont scenarios. Articles on the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Johnny Reb order dials, review of the new rules Gettysburg Soldiers, and an update on John Hill’s upcoming Gettysburg board game.
  29. November 2010 –
  30. February 2010 – Scenarios for Grierson’s Raid, Bayou Bourbeau, and Govan’s Push near Pickett Mills. John Hill’s new rules for Johnny Reb 3, including long-rang artillery and smoke. Interview with game designer / artist / publisher Ivor Janci.
  31. May 2011 – Mill Springs scenario and constructing the terrain board, interview with game designer Rich Hasenauer, printable flags for your ACW armies, review of the new rules set Die Fighting!
  32. August 2011 – Haw’s Shop, Fort Wagner (“Glory”), Leet’s Tan Yard, and Chester Station scenarios. Review of the new Command Combat: Civil War 1861 rules set. The Wargame Vault. Interview with The Zouave II rules designer Bob Jones. Jim Kopchak’s rules for brigade-level Johnny Reb and John LeCour’s alternate rules for morale ratings.
  33. November 2011 – Converting Johnny Reb scenarios to Regimental Fire & Fury. Scenarios for Deserted House, Labadieville. Photos of an Oldtown Creek layout. John Hill’s new Shiloh board game. Master index to Charge issues 1-30.
  34. February 2012 – Bald Hill scenario and historical background, review of The Coming Thunder, an easy way of modelling streams and rivers, B&O Railroad Museum’s new Civil War train display, Dave’s Baggage Train, new line of 10mm / 15mm Gettysburg buildings from Buildings in Turmoil. Oldtown Creek after-action report.
  35. May 2012 – Lewis’s Farm, Regimental Fire & Fury Point Stands, Using Bands to Increase Morale, The UK and Its Fascination with the ACW, Linear Obstacles, Minute Biographies, Storage Cases
  36. August 2012 – scenario for the battle of McDowell, new John Hill/Todd Davis ACW board game, new optional Johnny Reb 3 rules.
  37. November 2012 – Shiloh East Flank scenario, Carnifex Ferry scenario, Arrowfield Church revisited
  38. February 2013 – Second Manassas scenario, Customized models of 15mm ACW generals, Terrain Tips from Model Railroaders
  39. May 2013 – Mega JR3 game in Belgium, Origins of Wargaming (kriegsspiel), After-action report from Nashcon, etc.
  40. August 2013 – Our final edition!! Thanks for all the years of support! Debi and I appreciate it.


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