Thursday, February 01, 2018

Brown water navy .. reinforcements...

....on a roll and first points on the painting 2018 table...

...one of the highlights of last year were the games DG and I had with my ACW ships refighting the Monitor and Merrimac/Virginia battles using rules provided by Bill Gilchrist..  so much so I decided to expand on the forces available in order to provide a little variety..

All the following are from Peter Pig's "Hammerin' Iron" range of 1/600th scale (3mm) ships.. I love them as they are just the right size to see what they are, while not being so big that you can't get a few on my six by four table..

First off then.. from the catalogue these are the USS Miami [clicky - and well worth clicking - very interesting history] in the foreground, and the CSS Drewry [clicky] behind (small gunboat) - names of the ships are fairly immaterial as I will use them on either side (hence the lack of flags)


...and the other way round...


...next a couple of side wheelers - how could you not?? On the left is the CSS Planter [clicky], on the right is the CSS General Sumter [clicky] - again - names immaterial as I'll use them on either side as representative of the myriad ships both sides cobbled together and threw at each other... and in fact in the case of these two, both actually did change hands in reality..



....and all four at full steam ahead - except the small gunboat!    I can see me getting a few more of these perhaps as there are some lovely options in the catalogue [clicky]


Part numbers..
07003-CSS Planter(side wheeled paddle steamer) (CSA/USA)
07007-USS Miami (side wheeled)
07046-CSS Drewry (small gunboat)
07015-CSS General Sumter ram/paddler

10 comments:

  1. Quite like those. Nice work.

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    1. Thanks Paul - they almost paint themselves...

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  2. They look great! ACW riverine naval gaming would be a fun little project.

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    1. Scott, first played Monitor vs Merrimac 45 odd years ago, using home cast lead ships and the rules from Don Featherstone's "Naval Wargaming".. nothing changes.. :o))

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  3. A tad small for my tastes but you have done a good job on those.

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    1. Thanks David... yikes, too small? I guess Virginia is about 8" long in this scale - what scale are you using?

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  4. A grand little collection Steve.

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  5. Very nice Steve, the guns on the decks are fantastic, great detail. Did you do the bases yourself, they are very effective.

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    1. Cheers Lee.. individually cast as well so there's room for some customisation... bases are MDF, painted and then dry brushed...

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