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Personal logo Brigadier General Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2012 5:13 p.m. PST

I need ideas for a Stronghold for an HOTE ACW Marine/Navy Force that I'm going to paint up and play with. My first thoughts are of a beached troop row/gunboat, i.e. paddled ashore and has 2 small swivel guns mounted in the boat. Others? Thanks!

Rhino Co Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2012 5:40 p.m. PST

How about an amphibious assault on Fort Fisher?

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Shagnasty07 Dec 2012 5:45 p.m. PST

Landing forces used special 12 lb howitzers boat guns and with field carriages for duties ashore. You could have them seize an abandoned, derelict gun position and then have to defend from Southrons eager to expel the foreigners from their Native Soil!

95thRegt08 Dec 2012 10:59 a.m. PST

Sounds like a really bad CW reenactment. You never fail to see a Navy landing party of some kind and their cute little toy cannon, lol

Bob

donlowry08 Dec 2012 11:06 a.m. PST

There were many small-boat landing raids conducted along the NC coast, and a few during Longstreet's siege of Suffolk. Many were conducted by Wm. Cushing, who later sank the Albemarle. He was the younger brother of Alonzo Cushing, who was killed at Gettysburg.

EJNashIII09 Dec 2012 2:46 p.m. PST

The September 1863 assault on fort Sumter.

cwbuff09 Dec 2012 2:50 p.m. PST

Not near the correct book, but seems to me that the Florida coast line had a bunch of raids. Do not remember the sizes.

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