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wargamer630 Oct 2018 1:08 p.m. PST

Spithead Miniatures have now produced a complete set of ships for Lissa 1866. The project has involved the creation of 27 different master models which have taken such a long time to complete they will probably not be made available again. Spithead produce the largest range of Ironclad period models made in any scale and we have created models for every ship that fought at Lissa. Previously this battle could only have been recreated by using expensive collectors models produced by HAI, a defunct Austrian producer. The Italian and Austrian Ironlads were released earlier this year and now it is time for the wooden vessels starting with the Italian Frigates of Albini's squadron and the unattached Austrian gunboats and Avisios. Pictures of the three remaining ship sets will be made available next month. These will include the complete Austrian 2nd and 3rd Divisions and the Italian Avisios plus two smaller frigates. If you are interested in obtaining details of these models and others in our extensive range then drop us an email to ….


Yellow Admiral30 Oct 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

These will be way nicer than the miscellaneous Red Eagle, Navwar, Thoroughbred and Langton vessels I've been planning to use as stand-ins.

Thanks for the pictures, I'm looking forward to the next set of photos. I pre-ordered the wooden walls sight unseen anyway, but it's nice to see the collection together, and with labels!

I'm hoping to assemble and paint the entire battle in time for Enfilade 2019. Wish me luck. :-)

- Ix

Ferozopore30 Oct 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

If you run one or more 1866 games at Enfilade next spring, you're sure to have one player at least.

oldjarhead31 Oct 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

Make that two players for certain

Ferozopore31 Oct 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

Yellow Admiral…. Any guess on what rules you might use?

Yellow Admiral31 Oct 2018 4:28 p.m. PST

I want to try adapting Dahlgren and Columbiad.

I got excited when Broadside & Ram was released, but the combat system looks just a bit too abstract. The combat system in Dahlgren and Columbiad has just enough more detail, but doesn't look all that much harder to adjudicate, and it's really just a further development of the same system anyway.

But first I have to paint the danged things…

- Ix

Ferozopore03 Nov 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

What about Ironclads in Action? It has a command control mechanism that emphasizes squadron maneuvers and covers relative competence or ineptitude of admirals.

Yellow Admiral05 Nov 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

I've never heard of Ironclads In Action. Link?

- Ix

Ferozopore07 Nov 2018 7:21 p.m. PST

Ironclads in Action is a "homebrew" that is probably no longer available on-line. If you contact me at
tdowns3 at fairwymd dot com I'll send you what I have.

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