Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Battle of Front Royal, VA, June 23, 1862 - Johnny Reb 15mm

This is a game board that I built especially for this scenario. It is a fun, small, tactical scenario that was published in the scenario booklet that came included with John Hill's "Johnny Reb" rules. I ran this game at Nashcon last year and we all had a great time! Here are some pictures of the game:

A playtest at home. The board is styrofoam mounted to
some plywood. I painted the styrofoam brown and then
dry brushed and flocked it. 

Another shot of the terrain during a playtest.

Union trrops move in disorder towards a bridge. I built the bridges from
scraps of balsa wood. I didn't make them "kid proof" however, and my kids have
pretty much destroyed them now!

The fight for the bridge - the white pipe cleaners indicate casualties. The cotton ball
indicates that the bridge is on fire! The orange marker indicates that the unit is
low on ammunition and the red marker shows that is also routed! There is a lot going
on here!

The CSA generals, Chris W., and John O.

The Union general, Ken J.
Here is a link to some information on the battle:


  1. Very nice board you made and super background information!


  2. Thanks Christopher,

    I actually had fun making it. It was a small battlefield and it has made me want to create some larger custom terrain boards.