American Civil War

Goonhammer Historicals: ACW Confederates for Sharp Practice and Black Powder – the 4th Kentucky Regiment

You may have noticed Sharp Practice and musket-era wargaming dominating the Historicals section lately. Its fair to say its my personal favorite period to think about and research, and since there are some really accessible games to play, it...

Goonhammer Historicals: Basing Musket Era Troops for Sharp Practice / Black Powder

One of the key decisions when you’re doing a musket era game is how you’ll base your troops. Many of the wars we’re re-fighting were fought by massed troops – 50,000, 100,000, 150,000 men on the field. Regiments were...

Goonhammer Historicals: Firing in Sharp Practice 2

This week the Goonhammer Historicals team continues our focus on the Sharp Practice 2 ruleset, this time taking a look at the ins and outs of the firing mechanics. So you've read mugginns' last piece on the topic of movement...

Goonhammer Historicals: Movement in Sharp Practice

This week the Historicals crew are diving into the mechanics of Sharp Practice, starting with movement and kicking off a series on the ruleset that we'll continue over the next few weeks. We've talked quite a bit about painting, uniforms,...

Goonhammer Historicals: Unique ACW Units

This week the Goonhammer Historicals team continues its focus on the American Civil war, taking a deeper dive into some of the unusual, unique, or just downright bizarre units that took part in the conflict. Whether from the standpoint...

Goonhammer Historicals: Books, TV, and Movies to help you get started with American Civil War gaming

If you're looking for some inspiration for getting into the Civil War and building your forces or starting a campaign with friends, we've got a few recommendations to check out. Mugginns' Recommendations Glory Released in 1989 just before the height of renewed...

How to Paint Everything: ACW Confederates

In today's installment, the Goonhammer Historicals team continues our focus on the American Civil War, this time with some tips and tricks for painting Confederate infantry. Disclaimer: The American Civil War was about slavery. All of the contemporary writings, even the...

Goonhammer Historicals: Ironclads by Scary Biscuit Studios Review

What is it? Ironclads is a 25 page ruleset that lets you re-fight riverine and ocean battles from the American Civil War using wood hulled ships, ironclads, tinclads, cottonclads, and forts. You can use just one ship or an entire...

Goonhammer Historicals – Getting Started: The American Civil War

In today’s installment of Goonhammer Historicals, we’ll be kicking off our series on the American Civil War. The four years of fighting between the Union and the Confederacy is a defining period in American history, so we’ll look at...