Rebels and Yankees

Edited by Martin Stephenson.


This updated version of Rebels and Yankees have been designed to introduce new players into wargaming in American Civil War and provide more experienced gamers a simple more relaxed way of enjoying the period without the complexities and depth of match play. These rules are not written to provide a purist simulation of the period, but a game with a flavor for the period. The rules are designed to use with any scale models. To play the games all you need are Six-sided dice (D6), your own models based in a common way between the two forces, terrain to represent the landscape of your battlefield and a ruler.


Game Scale

In wargaming there is usually a link between the real-world representation in ground scale and several men. Rebel and Yankees uses 1 base width (BW) to equal 40 yds with 80 men deployed in two ranks. Several bases would make up a regiment unit depending on the regiments size. Base Widths (BW) are used also in the game for movement and range distances. Where players wish to use figures instead of the bases. If that is the case, then for distances use an inch instead of a base width. Calculate dice on number of figures in the front rank instead of the number of bases. For 15mm a base would be around 40mm and in 25/28mm a base width would be around 60mm.

This game is provided as a free PDF to download and print.