Monday, 21 November 2016

Airfix American Civil War Wargaming

It´s arrived !!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Considering the Age of the book, it was produced in 1977, this copy is in excellent condition. Slight discolouration on the spine but no dog ears or Scribbles/stains on the pages.
Compared to what some copies are going for on Evil-bay etc,   I got this copy for a song.
Having a quick look through, the memories came flooding back! This and some of the airfix mag articles (when pocket Money allowed ) inspired many a table top (and carpet Level) battle.
On a later post devoted to the "Airfix ACW Wargaming " Project I write up the basing, movement, firing rules for  anyone interested.

And, an update on Smokey. She´s now had a slight Name Change to Ghost..but seeing as she is deaf (she can only very high tones) it makes no difference to her what her Name is.
She´s put on some weight and is more or less settled in.


  1. Always loved the Airfix Magazine Guides, especially the Wargaming titles. Never owned the ACW guide but the Napoleonic (Quarrie) and Ancient (Barker) guides are on my shelf.

    Cheers, Dave

  2. What a wonderful piece of history. Glad to see Smokey is doing well too.

  3. Still good for all the different muskets, rifles and artillery pieces still a go to book for me for the colonial period and Indian fighting in the west

  4. Wish I knew where my copy was. Great to see this book again!

  5. The 'Terry Wise' school....very wise, old-school!


  6. It is the only one that I still have. They were great little resources at the time.

  7. I don't think these Airfix guides have ever been bettered.