Saturday, 6 February 2016

ACW Skirmish

The other night we had our first skirmish with our 54mm ACW troops.

 Just a small game with a little over 20 figures a side.
 Gav split his Union into two groups and to be different I went for three smaller groups.
One of Gav's groups.

and the other group. More photos on his blog at Ogilvie VC  

 We opened fire on each other across this field on my right flank. I had already lost two guys before I even had a chance to take a photo!
 My centre group open up a long range fire on Gav's right flank group that are lurking in the rocks.
 The Union were shooting well and Gav managed to suppress my whole centre group for a while.
 More firing over on my right and it was a disaster. The rest of my group here were killed. 
Only one thing left to do. I charged the Union group that were in the rocks with my last group. The Rebel Yell must have made the difference. I lost one guy but the Union lost all but two. Their last two guys ran away and the Union morale was pretty low.

This was a good first run through of the rules. No objectives or that and totally the same armies. It was just a chance for me , Gav and Geoff to see how the rules play.  

Enjoyable enough for us to be keen on another game one day soon.

The rules were Smooth and Rifled.


  1. Really nice looking game Rodger!


  2. Superb, it must be a blast playing with the larger scaled miniatures too - they do look really lovely.

  3. I might have to take a look at Smooth and Rifled. Tempted to pull out my 54mm ACW now...

  4. Great looking figures and terrain, Rodger! I have to say it all looks wonderfully "old school" - that is I can tell they are impressively 54mm.

  5. Looks great fun! Will have to check out the rules for myself!

  6. Great looking troops and terrain Rodger!

  7. Top notch pictures and terrain Rodger, seems to be a great game!

  8. Grat minis, I realy must try painting ACW...!!!! Cheers!

  9. Great bit of fun out there on the battlefield.

  10. Looks like a great game. cheers

  11. Great stuff, I've not played 54mm for years.

  12. Looks like a great game - must try and take a look at smooth and rifled again :)

  13. Great looking figures and table top!
    Good choice picking S&R they're a good yet overlooked set of rules that cover many eras!