I’m planning on running several American Civil War games at Walt’s Hobby shop in the coming weeks. These games will be played with the fast play rules Rally Round the Flag. I have several open gaming spots available for each of these games. So, if you’re interested, please feel free to come down and join us. Here are the games that I have planned:

Date                                                Start time            Scenario/Battle

Tuesday, July 31st                            5:00 PM                Oak Grove, 1862

Tuesday, August 14th                      5:00 PM                TBA (possibly Gaines Mill)

Sunday, September TBA                11:00 AM               The Cornfield (Antietam)

Note: The Cornfield at Antietam will be a large game. This game will have over 1500 figures and will be played on a 6X5 table. I’m hoping to use this event to test the scenario because I’m planning on running this game at Fall-in this year.  I will be posting more details on this game in the coming weeks. As always if you’re interested in seeing what I’m up to you can check my On Campaign with General Bt Sherman Blog. Link




Next week begins the Salt City Wargamer’s summer offensive. The summer offensive is what I’m calling the series of games that I will be running over the summer months at Walt’s Hobby Shop inSyracuse. My goal is to run a game every other week. Games will be held on Tuesday nights at Walt’s between 5:00 and 8:30pm. The subject of these games will be the American Civil War, World War II (Eastern Front), and possibly some World War II Naval. 

These games will be open to anyone interested in history and/or wargaming regardless of gamming experience. I am also very open to having other people setup and run games for us to play. Dale and I are interested in playing all historical periods and subjects.

I will be posting details of each gaming event here approximately a week prior to the game, so be sure to check back. If you’re interested in joining us or if you want to run a game, send me an e-mail at General_btsherman1864@yahoo.com. Now on to the details of the first game.

Summer Offensive-game 1

 For the first game of the Salt City Wargamer’s summer offensive, we will be playing Blitzkrieg Commander II. It has been a long time since we have played a game of BKC. For this game, we will use a scenario designed by Rick Hasenauer and adapted to BKC by Kiwi Dave titled Take the hill. We will be using my 15mm miniatures from Battlefront to fight this battle. This game will be held on Tuesday, June 19th from 5:00 to 8:30. Please feel free to stop down and join us. No prior experience with the rules is necessary.

 I hope to see you there.


Just in time for the 150th anniversary here are the photos from the Battle of Pea Ridge game that the Salt City Wargamers played back in January. We will be holding another game day in April or May.

Game Gallery: The Battle of Pea Ridge (Elkhorn Tavern, First Day)

Enjoy the photos


I have just finished uploading the photos from the game that we played at this year’s Secrete Santa Sale at Walt’s hobbies. This game was bases on the legendary action that occurred at the Hornet’s Nest during the battle of Shiloh. The gallery can be seen here: The Hornet’s Nest

On Sunday, January 22nd, 2012, the Salt City Wargamers will host another miniature war game day at Walt’s Hobby shop. This event will start at 11:00am and will conclude at 5:00pm. I will continue my 150th commemoration of the American Civil War by running a game based on the 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge. The local Flames of War gamers will also be running some games. So if you’re in the area please feel free to join us. Walt’s Hobby shop has plenty of room so additional games are very welcome. For more information or if you’re interested in running a game, please contact me at: General_btsherman1864@yahoo.com Directions to Walt’s can be found here: Link

The Battle of Pea Ridge by Andy Thomas

I have finally uploaded my photos from our recent Battle of Bull Run game. The Gallery can be seen here: Bull Run Gallery



November is here and it’s time again for the Annual Secret Santa Sale and Open House at Walt’s Hobby Shop. This is a can’t miss event if you live in Central New York.

This year the Salt City Wargamers will commemorate the forthcoming 150th anniversary of The Battle of Shiloh by refighting The Hornets’ Nest. The sale is on Saturday, November 19th and runs from 8:30am to 5:00pm.