The Red Badge American Civil War Miniatures Wargames Rules


The Red Badge Miniatures Wargames Rules

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As with other Grand Manoeuvre rules, The Red Badge American Civil Wargames rules are designed to enable gamers to recreate large-scale battles, acting as divisional, corps or army commanders. In this design there has been an attempt to keep the rules as simple as possible and yet preserve the period-specific flavours and represent the nature of command of control in the late phase of the horse and musket period.   Many Grand Manoeuvre core concepts have been used in this set; simultaneous movement, a general’s initiative system to change orders in reaction to changes of situation and command manoeuvre tests. The difference with this set is a more traditional approach to combat with infantry shooting and charging, which may involve the particular characteristics of Confederate “rebel yell” charges and more controlled Union counter-charges.   The rules are designed primarily for 6mm figures on 1 inch or 25mm bases, but for larger sized bases or larger figures (15mm) and smaller scaled games, the ranges and distances may be doubled. Or if it is easier, the 6mm game distances in centimetres would become inches for 15mm figures.  

Rules package contents:

28-page rule booklet The rules include provision for Rebel yell and Yankee huzzah charge and counter-charge bonuses. There are additional rules for machine guns, wire, mines, earthworks and Chevaux de Frise, signals and balloons. The rules list over 270 American Civil War generals` ratings and there is also some guidance provided regarding 42 elite/veteran units in the war. A two-sided, A-4 playsheet. Morale, orders, charge bonus and gone to ground markers to print, cut, fold and glue. An eight-page infantry rules examples booklet. There are printer-friendly versions of the rule book, playsheets and infantry rules example booklet without page background texture.  

Photo above: The use of orders from the rules examples booklet


Photo above: Rallying from the rules examples booklet

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