Johnny Reb



Summary of Game Rules for Johnny Reb III

John Hill

John Hill

Unit Organizations

  • Infantry Regiments – Four equal sized stands with no more than five figures per stand.  If regiment is larger than that, use separate battalions.
  • Cavalry Regiment – Four equal  sized stands with no more than three figures per stand. If regiment is larger than that, use separate battalions.
  • Artillery Battery – One gun stand represents one battery. Number of gunners on stand indicates number of sections in the battery.
  • Officers – One mounted officer figure for brigade commander, two for division and three or more corps.

Order Definitions

  • FrFirst Fire. Fire before any movement.
  • DDisengage. Cuts all causalities in half.
  • HHold. Unit may fire any time during turn.
  • CCharge. Charge nearest enemy unit.
  • Move. Move this Direction.
  • FmChange formation.  Takes 1/2 move, except green, skirmish or disorder – takes full move.

Gaming Scales

  • Ground Scale – 1 inch equals 50 yards
  • Time Scale – 1 turn equals 20 minutes
  • Soldier Scale – 1 figure equals 30 men
  • Gun Scale – 1 gun equals 1 battery

Movement Scale

  • 25mm – Use 1.5 inches for movement

    Johnny Reb

    Johnny Reb

  • 15mm – Use 1 inch for movement
  • 10mm – Use three-quarters inch for movement
  • 5mm – Use one-half inch for movement

How to Check Morale

With 2 die unit, must roll higher than its Modified Morale Point (MPM) to pass.  If not, unit fails and drops a morale level.  If it rolls a 2, it routs.  But, if unit rolls a 12, it rallies.

When to Check Morale

  1. When unit takes its first loss.
  2. 2. “Hit” by arty, shrpshttr, + 1 MPM (Modified Morale Point) per
  3. 3, When unit losses stand or section
  4. 4. If unit is within 6 inches, of routed or destroyed unit or officer killed.

For more information, refer to the Johnny-Reb-15mm-Quick-Reference-Chart-Two-Page

Additional Links to Johnny Reb Sites


A Web & Wiki for Johnny Reb War Gamers

TOC-WOC – A Civil War Blog

Johnny Reb on Wikipedia


  1. Bob Sweeney

    Still my favorite and used often on my gaming table! Thank you! Your father would have been proud of you.

    1. Stephanie Hill

      Hi Bob:

      It’s good to hear from you. I hope you are doing well. Be sure to check out the first 20 pages of the ADF Game Rules.



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