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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

"In early June 1862, Flag Officer Charles H. Davis moved down the Mississippi River with a squadron of consisting of the ironclad gunboats USS Benton, USS St. Louis, USS Cairo, USS Louisville, and USS Carondelet. Accompanying him were six rams commanded by Colonel Charles Ellet. Operating in support of the Union advance, Davis sought to eliminate the Confederate naval presence near Memphis, TN, opening the city to capture. In Memphis, Confederate troops manning the city's defenses prepared to withdraw south as Union forces had cut the rail links to the north and east…."
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wargamer624 Nov 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

After Plum Point, Memphis is probably one of the best Civil War battles to wargame. Its a very exciting battle with plenty of action for the players but you need some realistic ramming rules, I must have played it a dozen times and its better balanced than most Civil War naval actions as historically the Confederates suffered appalling luck.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2018 11:23 a.m. PST



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