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David Manley11 Apr 2018 4:20 a.m. PST

My latest blog entry covers the release of my new "Dahlgren and Columbiad" quick play ironclad naval rules, along with the ACW and War of the Pacific booklets which support the rules.


War of the Triple Alliance next!

Yellow Admiral11 Apr 2018 5:41 p.m. PST

You're late! I bought this a whole week ago!

- Ix

Yellow Admiral11 Apr 2018 10:25 p.m. PST

I haven't found any indication in the rules what the ground scale or time scale are. Did you have any values in mind when you wrote them?

- Ix

4DJones12 Apr 2018 4:58 a.m. PST

Can I use these rules with the information/ship data in 'The Schleswig Holstein Question" supplement for "Broadside and Ram"?

boggler12 Apr 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

That was my plan as well. I don't think there woulast be any reason why not? Mind you, I have only skim read the new rules.

David Manley12 Apr 2018 8:35 a.m. PST

I'm planning to do a freebie set of data sheets for "Schleswig Holstein" in the next few weeks

Yellow Admiral12 Apr 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

I just noticed the Light Damage table has no result for a die roll of 4. Is that on purpose?

- Ix

alan L26 Apr 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

I presume that movement distances and ranges are suitable for 1/600 models?

Also, is a hex-mat required or is measurement done in inches/cms?

Yellow Admiral27 Apr 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

The second paragraph of the rules clarifies the miniatures scale expectations:

The rules have been written very much with 1/1200 scale models in mind. That said they can be used with 1/600 models simply by doubling movement distances and gun ranges.
No grid is specified or required, all measurement distances are stated in inches.

- Ix

alan L28 Apr 2018 3:04 a.m. PST

Thanks. Any comparison against the like of River Wars/Hammerin Iron?

Yellow Admiral30 Apr 2018 4:39 a.m. PST

I can't really compare those. I've only played Hammerin' Iron, and that was so long ago I believe I have since replaced every living cell in my body (so, technically, it wasn't me…?).

- Ix

Yellow Admiral07 May 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

These rules were just updated on WargameVault today, so I downloaded it. I'd love to know what the changes were. Anything important?

I notice there's still no result "4" in the Light damage table, so that wasn't it.

- Ix

DonH8725 Feb 2019 3:53 p.m. PST

Hi, trying to connect with David on a D&C rules question – anyone know a good forum for that, or better yet, David, are you available to answer questions here?

- Don

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