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KSmyth21 Feb 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

Got together with a couple of my friends on Friday to play a game for the first time in three months. We had a great time. It was loosely based on the ironclad Raleigh's sortie from the Cape Fear river in 1864 that turned out quite badly. A bit more success this time. A few pics to get your attention, but a lot more in my blog post. Rules were the original 1979 Yaquinto Ironclads we've modified for 1/600 scale miniatures. The ships were a pretty even mix of Thoroughbred and Bay Area Yards.

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Sundance21 Feb 2021 12:35 p.m. PST

If you want people to see it, you might want to make it public. Photobucket says you have it set to private.

KSmyth21 Feb 2021 3:26 p.m. PST

My lack of tech-fu at work here. My free Photobucket account does not allow for sharing, The first three links should be ignored. All 20+ photos are available in my blog post (link 4)

21eRegt21 Feb 2021 3:40 p.m. PST

Nice AAR. You are right, the models are very impressive. One of my favorite periods for naval combat.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 6:55 a.m. PST

Great looking game! Ironclads is a bit clunky but with only half a dozen guns it can still clang away. George is a master modeler indeed.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 7:53 a.m. PST

Very nice game and AAR. Nice to see the Yankees lose a naval game for a change.

Oddball22 Feb 2021 11:45 a.m. PST

Good after action. I also love the Ironclads rules, using them for years with the 1/600 Throughbred ships I have. I might "borrow" your scenario for a game.

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