Review Roundup

Happy International Tabletop Day, everyone! *party cannon*
I hope you’re celebrating in style. I know some of you are out at KingdomCon. Others of you are at PeteCon. Still others are just hanging out at your LGS getting your gaming on. Well, however you’re celebrating, I hope the dice/cards/whatever are in your favor. Remember, it’s all about having fun and making friends.
Anyway, if you’re wondering what game you should play today, maybe some of these reviews can help out.

This week we’ve got: Firefly: Crime and Punishment expansion, Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, Clans of Caledonia, Quartz, World’s Fair 1893, Game of Trains, The Captain is Dead, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Farsight, Martians: A Story of Civilization, Zephyr: Winds of Change, Exit The Game, Morels, and Perry Miniatures’ Confederate Infantry.

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Midweek Snippets

We’re already to Wednesday. That’s what happens when you’ve got a day off at the start of the week.
This’ll be my last day here in the old office. We’re moving up the street a couple miles to a new building. Got a couple days at home, though, as they work to finish up some last details on the new place (like… internet) and get all the furniture and such in place. But in the meantime, let’s stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Ares Games Announces Divinity Derby Kickstarter, New 6mm American Civil War Paper Armies From Grand Manoeuvre, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Squarriors: The Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Lead Adventure Miniatures Launches Dwarven Gold Fever, and Badass Riders Coming To Kickstarter.

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Midweek Snippets

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
Or, for those of you not in the US. Happy Wednesday!
As for me, I’m going to be busy when I get home. I need to bake another pumpkin pie, put turkey 1 into the brine bucket, speed-thaw turkey 2 (place in cold, running water for a couple hours), and make whipped cream for the pies (cream, sugar, and spices). Gonna be very busy, but should be fun. But to have enough energy for that, I need to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New Infinity Dice Sets From Corvus Belli, New Bases Available From Micro Art Studio, BattleScribe 2.0 Released, Dungeonland PnP is now available and Kickstarter Stretch Goals are revealed, New Alien Heads From Ramshackle Games, Okumarts Games team up with GG Studios, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Divine Art Playing Cards up On Kickstarter, Comrades in Battle Stretch Goal Levels Lowered, Head set Multi Pack From Ramshackle Games, NPC For Hire Game Aid On Kickstarter, New Temple of Isis Bases From Tabletop-Art, Fusion Bases by Wamp Up On Kickstarter, Highway System Coming to Kickstarter, New Female Greatcoat Troops Available From Victoria Miniatures, and New Hordes Token Sets Available From Advanced Deployment.

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Midweek Snippets

At once, it feels both like, “wow. Already Wednesday?” and “wow. How is it only Wednesday?”
Is it that way for anyone else or just me?
I feel like I’ve gotten a lot done, but have a lot more waiting ahead of me.
Ah well. We’ll make it. Break on through to the other side. To help with that, here’s a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Scotia Grendel New Releases – October 2016, Rebel Minis Launches Rise of the Animechs Kickstarter, Shatterlands Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal, Xtraidos Skirmish Game Relaunching Soon On Indiegogo, Ether Wars Kickstarter Relaunch November 22nd + Giveaway starting this Tuesday, New Releases Available From Victoria Miniatures, Idea Jab Card Game Coming To Kickstarter “Pretty Soonish”, Khurasan releases 15mm Seydlitz Tank, Geek Chic Releases The Vanguard Table, Chronicles Miniatures Game Looking For Beta Testers, Brother Vinni Releases Tricycle Robot, Final Hours For Shadows of Esteren On Kickstarter, Final Days for Ninja Arena On Kickstarter, Table Air Combat: U-2 Kukuruznik Now Available, Castles & Crusades latest Kickstarter in its final week, Twisted Brothers Studio join MAGE Company, and New Breacher Bikes Available From Kromlech.

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Midweek Snippets

Well, we’ve made it halfway through the week. Just another half to go and we’ll be getting back to the weekend.
I know I could use to fuel up for that last push with a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Beneath Nexus Available for pre-order November 15th, Mage Company Posts 12 Realms: Dungeonland Cover, Comrades in Battle Passes Stretch Goals, and Kromlech New Release: New Breacher Bike Patterns.

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Friday Snippets

Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten a ton of stuff done. So I dunno. I do know that I’m possibly going to be playing some Guild Ball this evening and then some D&D tomorrow. So that’s cool. Better pack myself full of energy with some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Imperial Knight Heads From Forge World, Knight Models Previews Suicide Squad Dice, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Shotgun, Angels and Demons join Flatminis 2D miniatures range, Shadows of Esteren Announces Partnership with Syrinscape, Talisman is Free to Play This Weekend Only, Comrades in Battle Reaches Funding Goal, 15mm Naval Crews Range is Back From Capitan Games, and Final Days for Tavern Masters Kickstarter.

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Comrades in Battle American Civil War Skirmish Game Up On Kickstarter

During the American Civil War, it wasn’t terribly uncommon for two armies to be within several miles of one-another and barely know the other was there. This was a time before satellites and drones, after all. As such, small scouting parties meeting or a raid happening might involve just a couple dozen men, all together. Most Civil War rules don’t quite allow for playing out these tense battles, but Capitan Studio is looking to fix that with Comrades in Battle, their new skirmish rules set. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Sharp Practice Second Edition Available From Too Fat Lardies

Sometimes games just need to get themselves a little update. Old mechanics that worked at the time get to seem bulky or don’t adequately cover what you want them to. New units surpass old ones in value. Things just seem stale. It happens. Well, Too Fat Lardies felt it was time to update Sharp Practice, their historical game of 1700-1865 combat. So they updated it. And now it’s available.
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Glory, Hallelujah Available To Pre-Order From Warlord Games

Living in Atlanta, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn about the events of the Civil War (just don’t talk about that Sure-Man guy. That’ll get you beat up). It was certainly a very tumultuous time in this country’s history (a “no, duh” statement, I know). Now, Warlord Games is bringing that to your tabletop with Glory, Hallelujah, a new supplement for Black Powder that they’re taking pre-orders for now.
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Monday Terrain Corner

I hope everyone’s weekend was as productive as mine was. And yes, “I relaxed and unwound from a busy week” can count as being productive. At least, I think so.

But being Monday, it’s back to the office for many of us. It also means a Terrain Corner feature.

Today’s stories are: Brigade Models Release 2mm Apartment Blocks, Mats by Mars March Promotion “Mars Madness”, Heroic Maps Modular Kit Egyptian Tomb Chambers Released, New 10mm American Civil War Pack Available at Escenografia Espislon, New range of 1:72 industrial buildings from Najewitz Modellbau, New Megalith Paper Terrain From DarekPages, West Land: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat Now Available, and Hex Grids Now Avialable For Battlemap Layers.

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Monday Terrain Corner

Hey everyone. To those in the Northeast, I hope you’re ok and you’re able to start digging out of the snow that landed on your doorstep. Here in Atlanta, we didn’t have much trouble at all. In fact, it was almost 50 degrees yesterday. *ducks the various things that are suddenly thrown at him*

Yes, well, that may be the case, but it’s also the case that it’s Monday. And seeing as it is Monday, it’s time to make your gaming tables look better.

Today’s Terrain Corner articles consist of: New American Civil War Forts from Brigade Models, Fantasy Arc Releases Bug Hunt Locations Expansion for Bug Hunt Corridors, and Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat: War Sands.

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Midweek Snippets

We’re just chugging right along in the week. We’ve already made it back here to Wednesday. Hopefully the week has been treating you well.

As for us here, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories for your enjoyment to nibble on.

This time around there’s: Iron Brigade New from All the King’s Men, Vurt RPG Updates their Stretch Goals, Final Week for Lobotomy On Kickstarter, Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter – Croatoan Deeper Look, Arena Rex Emissaries Wanted, Proxie Models Releases New Card Game Tokens, 15mm Command Decision infantry for sale, Denizens of Galaxy III released at 15mm.co.uk, and Dogmen of ruined Pudigrochumsberg coming for Flintloque.

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Midweek Snippets

We keep chugging along, beautiful TGN readers. The week rolls by and we continue on as well. It’s that time once more to bring you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days.

In this batch we have: New Goodies in the Advanced Deployment store, New Warthrone approved army list: Tomb Kings from Warhammer, Tobsen77 Iron Horse huge artillery now available, First Hammer’s Slammer Detachment Pack Available from Brigade Models, Crooked Dice release the Weed, Meridian Miniatures releases Rat Warlock, Ogres coming soon at 15mm.co.uk, Nvenom8 Designs Releases Kraken D20, West Wind Productions Releases Steam Velocipede for Empire of the Dead, New American Civil War Zouaves from All the King’s Men, and Classic Large Goblins now at 15mm.co.uk.

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Rally Round the Flag Historical Board Game on Kickstarter

Gettysburg, along with Waterloo, is one of the most well-known battles in history. Scores of books have been written about the conflict. Well, Lost Battalion Games is running a Kickstarter for a new tactical board game that lets you recreate the battle for yourself. The innovative part of the game is that there are several different scales of maps that you move between as you play, letting you dictate the movement of entire armies, but resolve conflicts on a much more “personal” scale.
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Mid-Week Snippets

I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, the week is just flying by! Can you believe it’s already Wednesday? I hardly can. Hopefully the week is going well for the rest of you. I know a lot of readers are either on their way to, or about to make their way to Chicago for Adepticon this weekend. We’ll have the intrepid Jared Miller there to cover the show, including the $10k Crystal Brush event, as well as just all the cool armies that are always on display.

Anyway, that’s for this weekend. As for right now, it’s time to feast on some bite-size stories we’ve collected over the past couple days.

This installment we have: Gamboni Board Game Coming to Kickstarter, some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Print-and-Play Second Manassas Board Game from Wargame Shop, Laser Dream Works expands their ship offerings to the Medieval Era, Khurasan Miniatures sets up a Facebook page, (and to go with that) a First look at Khurasan Zantin weapons teams, Icarus Miniature Preview Drop Trooper Concept Art, Figone Releases 2 new Queen Minis, Dead Dwarves and Pigs released for Flintloque from Alternative Armies, Shaleground Big Oval and 32mm bases Now Available from Tabletop-Art, Siren Miniatures new release and special offers, and a Hitech Miniatures new release.

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Friday the 13th Snippets

Well, my real name is Jason, after all… *whistles innocently while hiding machete behind back*

Anyway! We’ve got another bundle of bite-sized stories for you for today.

In this grouping we’ve got: New Releases at LaserCutCard and $1 shipping items, New 15mm Late Saxons at Splintered Light Miniatures, Manorhouse Workshop Underground Project Update #15, Mantic Games Exclusive Distributor for Secret Weapon in UK and EU, Beasties and Bygones Cartoon Fantasy RPG Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Midknight Heroes reveals its second Character for its Kickstarter, New Door Bells and Proclamations from Thomarillion, Trolka of Skandavia released in Resin from Alternative Armies, Brigade Models releases 2mm American Civil War Houses, Dadi & Piombo Releases The 1066 Supplement for Lords & Servant, The Card Caddy up on Kickstarter, Planetary Militia packs released at The Ion Age, New Armored Greatcoats from Kromlech, The Phalanx Consortium is Bringing Back Battle Cattle, and new tokens and templates for Infinity from Micro Art Studio.

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Sunday Snippets

It’s another Sunday. Time for some more of the shorter, bite-sized stories that we’ve come across in the past couple days.

Also, yesterday during D&D, our party almost blew up the world (or at least an entire tropical island). Good times.

Anyway, for today we have: New Bad Lands Hero Previews and now EU Friendly shipping, DungeoNext terrain preview, new Fantasy releases from Scotia Grendel, Dark Sword Miniatures’ Stephanie Law Masterworks Miniature range now available, Trolka in resin releasing this month for Flintloque, New Sherman Tank Accessories from Warchimera, Lead Adventure Miniatures releases Steam-Punk Ladies and Robots, Planetary Militia preview at The Ion Age, new Leather Pouch added to Alternative Civil War Kickstarter, Brigade Models Release 2mm ACW Forts, and Capitan Miniatures re-launching the former Warmodelling Catalog.

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New 10mm barn from Escenografia Epsilon

Escenografia Epsilon has a new 10mm barn terrain set available over in their webshop.

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From the release:

The new 10mm reference: Barns (2 units) are available in our web. This item is the first reference in the new 10mm section, the American Civil War. We loves the 10mm items and we are working for produce more and more greats references in this scale.
If you are interested in a special period in this scale, please send-me and e-mail for help-me to produce exciting buildings.

The price for this pack is €12,99, and we send the items painted and Ready2Play.

Battle Brush Studios review Perry Miniatures’ ACW Artillery box

Battle Brush Studios posted another review article on their website. This time it’s the American Civil War Artillery Box from Perry Miniatures.

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From the post:

It has been a while since I posted a review of a set of historical figures so today I would like to take a closer look at a recent review – the highly anticipated plastic American Civil War Artillery by Perry Miniatures.

New American Civil War minis available from Steve Barber Models

Steve Barber Models expands their American Civil War range with some new releases in their webshop.

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From the release:

NEW for our 28mm American Civil War range: The 79th NYSM

Figures are sculpted by Steve Barber and painted by Artmaster Studios

ACW61 79th NYSM in Trews, Glengarrys, marching shoulder arms £7.00
ACW62 79th NYSM in kilts, Glengarrys, marching shoulder arms £7.00
ACW63 79th NYSM command in trews and glengarrys £7.00
ACW64 79th NYSM command in kilts and glengarrys £7.00

54mm Black Troops from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men has released new conversion bits to make African American soldiers for their 54mm miniatures.

Union Volunteers

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From the announcement:

All the King’s Men Toy Soldiers is pleased to announce separate heads to make black soldiers. These pieces can be used from the American Revolution to the American Civil War, and beyond. We offer them for both periods; American Revolution and American Civil War.

There are four different “poses”: bare, in tricorne, in floppy hat, and in kepi. Use them with our existing bodies from the AWI and ACW to create black Patriots or Loyalists, or volunteers from the Civil War like the 54th Massachusetts.

The heads are also available in their own sets or in combo packs for their respective eras. Head sets are $5 for 12 pieces. These figures are 54mm metal, and come unpainted.

54mm Civilian Militia from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men has several new 54mm Civilian Militia sets, for several different wars, available now over in their webshop.

ARW Militia

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From the release:

All the King’s Men Toy Soldiers is pleased to announce a new set of civilian militia. These figures can be used from the American Revolution to the War of 1812 to the American Civil War with the right combination of heads and command figures. We offer them for all three periods:

American Revolution
War of 1812
American Civil War

A set includes 12 men in 3 poses with 2 command, with separate heads included. All for $40 US plus shipping. These figures are 54mm metal, and come unpainted.

ATKM makes its own lines of 54mm miniatures for wargaming and collecting. Check out our free wargame rules PDF

3mm Napoleonicss and ACW on sale

Assault Publishing is having a sale on their website for their 3mm Napoleonics and American Civil War infantry figures.

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From the sales sheet:

Assault Publishing runs the sale on 1/600 scale (3mm) models from ACW and Napoleonic ranges from O8. You can purchase these fine miniatures in really great price of 11,50 PLN (~3,7 USD or ~2,3 GBP) per pack!

Also The Assault Publishing store was rearranged a little. Now it is easier to find the rulesets or miniatures you wish to buy and the “Discounted articles!” section was added.

Visit the Assault Publishing on-line store, see the changes and make the shopping!

Xan Miniatures launches new American Civil War Range (15mm)

Xan Miniatures is a Spanish publisher that has a new line of American Civil War miniatures in 15mm.

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From the release:

Xan Miniatures, a Spanish producer, has just released a new range of 15mm ACW figures. Really well sculpted and full of personallity.

1862 Peninsula Campaign Games released by Wargame Shop

Wargame Shop has completed and released their 1862 Peninsula Campaign Games over in their webshop for you historical game buffs.

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From the announcement:

The 1862 Peninsula Campaign from Wargame Shop PDF Download, just click, print, cut and play.

Wargame Shop would firstly like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year; secondly we would like to shout about our completion of the American Civil War 1862 Peninsula Campaign games.

In this the latest series of games there is:
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Steve Barber Models posts up new releases for December

Steve Barber Models released their next round of minis over on their website.

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From the release:

New Releases for December.
28mm American Civil War
ACW58 Texas infantry (6 figures) £6.75
ACW59 Texas infantry command (6 figures) £6.75
CWU20 Texas regiment pack (24 figures) £26.75

28mm Napoleonic Saxon 1810 -1813 – £1.10 each (unless indicated otherwise)
NS11 Light infantryman marching musket at trail
NS12 Light infantryman marching slung musket
NS13 Light infantry marching officer
NS14 Light infantry marching cornet
NS15 Light infantry drummer
NS16 Light infantry standing firing
NS17 Light infantry kneeling reaching for cartridge
NS18 Light infantry laying firing
NS19 Light infantry kneeling cornet
NS20 Light infantry skirmishing at trail
NS21 Light infantry determined advance
NS22 Light infantry casualty
NS23 Jager standing loading
NS24 Jager kneeling horn player
NS25 Mounted Light infantry officer £2.85
NS26 Heap of back packs for line or light £2.50
NS27 Light infantry officer skirmishing

FG MiniZ launches 28mm Iron Brigade at Gettysburg Indiegogo campaign

FG MiniZ has an Indiegogo campaign underway for their 28mm Iron Brigade at Gettysburg.

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From the campaign:

Our goal is to create a range of 28mm ACW miniatures depicting the Iron Brigade at Gettysburg, ie figures representing troops in their distinctive outfits: the 1858 Hardee Hat and the Frock Coat.

14th Brooklyn (84th NY) Pre-Order Starts Now at FG MiniZ

FG MiniZ has started taking pre-orders for their new 14th Brooklyn (84th NY) from their American Civil War line.

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From the post:

Let’s go !! Pre-order Starts now !! It will end on the 10th of December 2013 and pre-orders will be shipped from the 11th of december in order you can get the figures for Christmas( erf I hope so..).
Prices benefit from a 10% discount on our regular prices. After the end of the pre-order phase, prices will come back as normal
Next week we will make another announcement about a small surprise for the end of the year.

New 28mm Civil War infantry in official Mississippi state uniforms from Steve Barber Models

Steve Barber Models has some new 28mm American Civil War minis available over in their webshop. These are dressed in official Mississippi state uniforms.

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From the release:

New for November!
28mm ACW – Mississippi infantry in official state uniform
Infantry pack marching and command pack with officer, drummer, standard bearer and sergeants.

Final Hours for Columbia Games’ Bobby Lee on Kickstarter

Columbia Games’ Bobby Lee is another of the Kickstarters ending today. They’ve made it over their goal, so it’s trying to add some stretch goals before time runs out.

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From the campaign:

Stretch Goal #2 ($25,000): Entrenchment blocks

Stretch Goal #1 (included): No need to fight over the dice. Since we reached our $20,000 goal, we will include four extra dice, four Blue & Gold for the USA player, and four Gray & Black for the CSA player. These are top quality, 16mm dice, with rounded corners.

Final Days for Bobby Lee by Columbia Games over on Kickstarter

Columbia Games are in their final days over on Kickstarter for Bobby Lee, their American Civil War board game. They’ve posted up a couple versions of the beta-test rules for people to look over. They’re pretty close to their goal.

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From the campaign:

This game brings to life the most dramatic event in American history, the American Civil War. The game focuses on the one hundred miles between the two rival capitals of Washington and Richmond. For four years, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by the incomparable Robert E. Lee (known as Bobby Lee to his soldiers) defended these few bloody miles against superior Union strength in men and supply.

14th Brooklyn (84th New Yok) in 28mm available to pre-order from FG MiniZ

FG MiniZ is showing off their 14th Brooklyn (84th New York) models from their American Civil War line. They’ve got them on pre-sale right now.

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From the post:

Well here is something a little bit different to depart from Napoleonics: those who know me well will not be surprised as it is well known that ACW is my favourite period (with 1870 and AWI).

So what was my own and individual project at first is going to become available to everyone.

When I contact our new sculptor in march at first, I asked him to release one of my favourite unit in the ACW because no one makes them.

I spent a lot of time to make reference material to be sure the sculptor will have all the infos needed to make them.

After some months waiting feverishly to see dollies and castings the final result is awesome and exactly what I want. After showing the figures to our inner circle of gamers I was surprised they all want some.

So I decide to add the figures to our shop: as I really do not know if someone else is interested I will start with a kind of pre-order with a 10% discount in a few days.

Now here are the pictures I hope you will enjoy them.

Architects of War has new American Uncivil War 28mm minis game

Architects of War has released their new American Civil War game entitled American Uncivil War (I see what they did there).
Go check it out and see the release specials they’ve got going on.

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From the release:

American Uncivil War is a set of Skirmish Rules for the American Civil War, that was inspired by such movies as “The Horse Soldiers” and Shenandoah. It allows you to play games with a few individual miniatures or hundreds of miniatures in formation, or a mix of both. It encourages the use of scenarios like foraging parties, spies, bushwackers, supply raids, missions behind enemy lines and many others. There are lots of character attributes such as Dead Eye Shot, Rogue, Cowardly, Despicable, Tracker , to mention just a few. There are rules for looting and loot counters, which can be used to run a scenario by themselves. The rule book is a stunning 128 pages of full color accompanied by a card deck, and features everything from the rules to hobby tips, and contains dozens of beautiful photographs of miniatures and terrain. The rules are quick to learn and easy to use, and generate a wealth of possible games to play. There is an accompanying 9 pack miniature range of characters, ruffians, deserters, troops and even a surgeon. These miniatures add flavor to the games, but are not a necessity to play. We encourage you to use the rules with any 28mm Civil War Miniatures you own. We also stock the Perry Miniatures ACW range, as well as a host of beautiful scale plastic and resin period terrain pieces. Follow the link to find out more. You will also be able to watch videos of a flip through of the rulebook with commentary as well as some game play and rules introduction.