American Civil War Scenarios

I am well behind on my website updates, so far behind it is actually embarrassing. However, real life has a habit of getting in the way. That said over recent weeks I have slowly been reformatting American Civil War scenarios. The current release covers three scenarios. They include First Bull Run, Pea Ridge and the American Civil Campaign system developed by Frank Chadwick and updated for miniatures by Greg Novak.

First Bull Run is one of my favourite battles to refight, partly as the original version of the scenario was my introduction to Volley & Bayonet, some 24 years ago. Despite it being my first game with the rules I was impressed. Many years later I have refought the battle a number of times and it remains an enjoyable, balanced and challenging game.

Unlike First Bull Run I haven’t as yet fought Pea Ridge, but with two scenarios provided I’m sure it won’t be long.

There are few rules that allow the potential to refight the large battles of the American Civil War, but of course Volley & Bayonet does. Combine that with the campaign system based on “A House Divided” you can fight out the entire war. Over the years I have been involved in two such campaigns and recall many of the battles with fondness. I would especially like to acknowledge the valued support Greg Novak provided me when I was organising my own campaign here in New Zealand many years ago.

You will find all these updated scenarios, along with others, here. I trust they encourage you to deploy some miniatures and you join me in thanking the various authors who have contributed to these scenarios.

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