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Author Topic: Smallish ACW battles?  (Read 622 times)

Offline vtsaogames

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Smallish ACW battles?
« on: February 08, 2023, 05:37:56 PM »
Reaching out to the hive mind:
I recently played First Bull Run with Bloody Big Battles rules. It's a mid-sized to samll game on a 4 X 4 foot table. I rather like the feel of it.

Can you chaps suggest other ACW battles with about 20,000 per side? A little larger, a little smaller is fine.
A little before or after the ACW is OK too.

Thanks in advance.
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Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Smallish ACW battles?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2023, 05:59:08 PM »
Several of the battles in the Shenandoah in 1862 and 1864 would work.
In the Trans-Mississippi you could do Wilson Creek, Pea Ridge or Prairie Grove. 

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Smallish ACW battles?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2023, 06:42:32 PM »
Pea Ridge, now there's an idea.
There's an old Volley and Bayonet scenario online that could be sampled.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2023, 06:53:21 PM by vtsaogames »

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Smallish ACW battles?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2023, 08:06:46 PM »
Monocacy, 1864.  Union about 6000, Confederates about 14,000.  Union delaying action.

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Re: Smallish ACW battles?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2023, 10:47:54 PM »
Pea Ridge is a goon 'un.  You can do Elkhorn tavern and Leetown on the first day, and the whole giddyup the second day.  You can even do a mini campaign, where the fights on the first day affect the battle on the second... 

Mill Springs could be a good one too.  Smallish, with either side of 5000 per side - you just use battalions/regiments instead of brigades, but I think BBB could do it...
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