Sunday, 2 April 2017

A bit of ACW naval action.

A bit of a naval action for a change a couple of weeks ago. This time it was set during the American Civil War.

Three Confederate ironclads took on a couple of Union monitors.

The Union ships

The Confederates, above and below.

The Union engaged the Confederates early on with their longer range weapons.

The two sides close in on each other.

By now the Rebel ships have been taking a beating.....

....their best option now was to try and ram the Union ships.

C.S.S Arkansas wheels round and races after the closest Union ship.....

... and rams the twin turreted ship.

One down as the Union ships sinks from the ramming it had just received.
This left just one Union ship in the fight, but it wasn't for long. Another round of firing and the remaining Union ship lost it's engine. Dead in the water, the Confederate ships moved in for the kill!

The ships are all from David's collection and the cool sea mat belongs to Geoff.


  1. Wonderful ships, I'm painting my first ones and I find it very, very difficult!

  2. What rules were you using?

    1. Hi Elderac, the rules were, I believe, "Angelfire ironclad gunboat rules " and I am told they are free on the net.