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Lonely Gamer11 Jun 2019 4:58 p.m. PST

I had another run through of my new ACW Ironclad rules on Monday night, you can read a battle report on my site.


I hope you enjoy reading it.

DOUGKL11 Jun 2019 6:08 p.m. PST

Nice report, good looking models.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 5:21 a.m. PST

Good to see your stuff on the table. ACW naval is very interesting to game.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 5:35 a.m. PST

I've been having fun with ACW Naval as well. 1/600th ships and Bob Cordery's gridded naval rules.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 7:49 a.m. PST

I agree. The strangeness of the actual ships is at the heart of it.

Lonely Gamer12 Jun 2019 1:32 p.m. PST

@DOUGKL thanks, I am still painting all my other ships, hopefully I will get some more games in soon.

@martin goddard, I am still learning abut the ships and the battles of the time, there is some really interesting stuff, there is something about the ships and the battles that I am finding fascinating.

@nnascati, most of my ships are from Peter Pig, but I have been 3D printing some, they don't look to bad once they are painted.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2019 10:47 a.m. PST

Thanks for using PP stuff Mac!

historygamer15 Jun 2019 4:11 p.m. PST

I like the "water." What did you use to make that?

Lonely Gamer17 Jun 2019 6:43 a.m. PST

@martin goddard I use them because they are nice ships, and not too expensive.

@historygamer thanks, the water was made using green stuff, actually GW liquid green stuff which I gave a little while to dry out before modelling onto the base.
The bases are my second attempt, my first effort wasn't great, but I think they look fairly good now.
They have a black undercoat then some very watered-down Beasty Brown, followed by a Heavy Black Green thinned down with some Olive-Green Wash, I picked out some of the water at the back of each ship to try and show the water being churned up by the propellers and paddle-wheels etc. and then hit them with a heavy coat of Acrylic Gloss Varnish.

Rev Zoom17 Jun 2019 7:55 a.m. PST

How did you do the "water" your ships are moving on – the base light blue table water?

Lonely Gamer17 Jun 2019 4:25 p.m. PST

@Rev Zoom that is a Deep Cut Studios sea mat, a bit bright but at the moment it is the only one at the club.

Robert Kapa18 Jun 2019 11:39 a.m. PST

Absolutely inspiring. I love how you base 6 figures per base. May ask you what is the size of each base? thank you!

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