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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 8:29 a.m. PST

Several years ago, someone had released guns and crews for 10mm ACW riverine actions. Does anyone recall the name, and are they still available? I'm painting up GHQ minis for,the trans-Mississippi theater, and it would be neat to have a couple 10mm gunboats.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 10:02 a.m. PST

Thoroughbred figures….Eagle range….


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 10:47 a.m. PST

Ah, I knew I'd seen them somewhere thanks Dave.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 11:58 a.m. PST


d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 12:33 p.m. PST

Thoroughbred is a first class business.
By the way, does anyone make 10mm ACW ships?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 1:18 p.m. PST

I figured I'll try scratch building a couple. Make them a generic size and go from there.

EJNashIII10 Jan 2021 4:59 p.m. PST

dd88mm1940. How about these 10mm acw ships? link
they are resin kits that used to be sold thru old glory. I bought a near to scale USS Constitution plastic kit to use for detailing parts. They are made by Jim Brokaw. You can find him here: link

EJNashIII10 Jan 2021 5:24 p.m. PST

Another method is to look for 1/144, 1/160, 1/190 scale models.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 8:41 p.m. PST

Lindberg plastic models makes a river steamer Robert E. Lee at 1/163rd scale (appox 12mm). It's advertised to be 22" long (55.9 cm). I got mine from Ollies (an east coast regional discount store) for $19.99 USD. Kit number 70864.

So you see, a 10-12mm "to scale" boat will require a large playing space! (But still, looks impressive.)

EJNashIII10 Jan 2021 9:48 p.m. PST

Definitely, Dye4. That is why I went with Jim Brokaw's models. The have some adjustment to figure use and overall size, but are not cartoonish like 15mm or larger gaming ships tend to be. Even then, 10mm works way better for club and convention use than for a dining room table. You only will have a few ships on a table at home. When I prepare a scenario for a convention I move the table out of the dining room and use the floor. However, if you can get them at a convention they really stand out because of their size and they attract allot of attention. Also, this size allows the possibility of and pretty much asks for combined forces operation with a small regimental land battle, shore batteries or even ship boarding. Get all those pretty figures on the board.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 11:14 p.m. PST

EJNashIII: I really like those Flagship models, but the prices are just a touch above my finance level. I could afford one or two only.
Also, I don't see where Jim Brokaw is still selling those beautiful ships. A lot of his info is 10 years old.
Dye4minis: That R.E.Lee looks tempting…
What I'm kind of looking for is something like the Lexington and Tyler at Shiloh. Or some of the river boats that supported "Young Napoleon" on the peninsula.
Perhaps scratch building will be my only answer.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 11:42 a.m. PST

Not long ago Jim was on Facebook. You may want to check there.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2021 8:17 a.m. PST

Here is what I've managed so far. Built from foam core, cardboard, bit 9f wood, pens etc. all are 10 inches long and around 3 inches wide. I'm happy with them, but I haven't decided if I want to replace my small scratch builds, or just use these as background to land actions.


Editions Brokaw18 Jan 2021 8:04 p.m. PST

If you would like a list of my ACW ships and miniatures email me at There are 40 ships in the line. Only a few are in stock now, but I can cast more during my next casting session.

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