September 17, 1862

Screenshot of a game of Antietam in progress.

Antietam is a tactical level simulation of the bloodiest one day battle ever to be fought on North American soil. It was the culmination of the Confederate summer offensive of 1862 and marked the end of the first Southern invasion of the North. While tactically it was little better than a draw, it was a decisive strategic and political defeat for the Confederacy and profoundly influenced the eventual outcome of the war. The battle took place around Antietam Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, in Maryland.

To play this game

Number of Hexes: 588
Number of Units: 99
Number of Game Turns: 10
Exclusive Rules
Designer's Notes
Tactical Notes
Terrain Effects Chart
Unit Images
Antietam Game Map
Hot Seat Mode
All players can complete the first two turns in Hot Seat mode. Only members can complete the whole game in hot-seat mode or against other HexWar members
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