These are generic house rules I usually play with. Open to changes/additions.
3 redeployments (for spawning generals only)
No random generals
1.) For the South: No Part-Mobilization before Early April 1862 and Full Mobilization not before Late September 1862
2.) For the north: Part-Mobilization from Late September 1862 , Full Mobilization from Early January 1863
Every side can wait as long as they want to Part-Mobilization , but there must be a Part-Mobilization once before a Full Mobilization can occur.
If England/France enters the war on CSA Side the Northern Player is allowed to "Full-Mobilize" CSA can match any USA mobilize if they do.
For the south: In the border states: West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and Missouri. Can raid with single units. In "non-border-states" like Illinos must take a leader and 3 units to raid.
For the north: Always the USA Player must take a leader and 3 units to raid.
Emancipation Declaration (North): Only after the USA Player had a victory after September 1862 where the northern player won 3 Morale points in single battle or the northern player has taken 3 Major cities like Vicksburg, Memphis and New Orleans.
Cotton Embargo, Total Blockade, Warbonds, Calling for volunteers and so on is always allowed.
Because of the inbalance in auto generated units and the influence of stripted events. There should be no conflict in VA or MD until the armies have released. WV is free game.