First Bull Run

July 21, 1861

Screenshot of a game of First Bull Run in progress.

South Carolina state troops evicted the federal garrison of Fort Sumter in April, 1861. Three months later, a Union army led by Irwin McDowell invaded Virginia, to be met near Manassas Station by the combined Confederate armies of Joseph E. Johnston and Pierre G.T. Beauregard. Though both sides hoped to end the war in a single day, the confused afternoon's fight ended in a Yankee retreat that was only the start of four years of bloody warfare.

To play this game

Number of Hexes: 588
Number of Units: 28
Number of Game Turns: 8
Exclusive Rules
Terrain Effects Chart
Unit Images
First Bull Run 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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