Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Game Photos: The Bloody Cornfield, Antietam 1862

Game Details:

Rules: A modified version of Rally Round the Flag by Scott Monsour

Scenario: "Antietam: Hooker" By George Anderson (Miniature Wargames Magazine, December 1990) Note: This scenario covers Hookers opening attack on the Cornfield. The scenario ends before reserves on both sides are brought into the battle. Hood for the Confederates and Mansfield for the Union.

Ground Scale: 1”= 30yds (apx.)

Table Size: 6’ X 5’

Table Overview:

Victory Conditions: The Union must inflict 60% losses on the Rebels before the end of the game. The game length is eight fifteen minute turns.

Initial setup:


Turn 1


Turn 2


Turn 3

Turn 4

Turn 5


Turn 6


Turn 7

Turn 8


About This Game:

I ran this game three times in the fall of 2012, including at Fall-In. The Union players won two of the three games. The game pictured above was a near Union victory. Shortly after putting this game together, Rick Hasenauer released a Cornfield scenario for his Regimental Fire and Fury Scenarios book. At some point, I’m hoping to revisit this battle and give Rick’s scenario a try.

Thanks for looking



  1. Absolutely beautifull.
    The best looking ACW game I've ever seen.

  2. Another fantastic looking game!

  3. Elizabeth Del GrecoJune 1, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    Always funny to see the Battle of Sharpsburg called instead "Antietam." Where is the creek? I don't see it anywhere on the board. What dumb yankee decided to name a battle after an insignificant body of water instead of the place on the map where it happened?

  4. General Bt ShermanJune 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Great, I bet next you’re going to ask me why the battle was fought in a national park.

  5. Absolutely stunning! I am wondering, what kind of time and budget go into a project of this scope?