|My recent forays have taken me to the Battle of Antietam. The map shown above is for the initial stages of the engagement at Fox's Gap.|
- The Maps of Antietam, by Bradley Gottfried (the map shown above is from this book)
- Maryland Campaign of September 1862: Volume 1, South Mountain. By Ezra Carman, edited by T. Clemens
|This Scourge of War scenario matches exactly to the tactical situation shown in the map above. I checked all the regiments and their locations ... Awesome!|
|This is how the summit of Fox's Gap looks like from the 5th VA Cav. This formation is the right flank of the Confederate position.|
Other games also represent this very engagement with similar level of detail, like the Civil War Campaigns by John Tiller/HPS Simulations. However, the added bonus here is the 3D visualization of the battlefield. The stonewalls, the slopes that hamper mobility, the closed terrain full of concealment.
I strongly recommend any of those books as a guide for your virtual Civil War battlefields.
And now, if you excuse me, the Federals just hit my right flank. Just like in real life.