|Overall view at start of game - US gunboats steam into action - Monitors enter thru 2nd strait|
This fictional scenario involved a Union force attacking a confederate bay with 2 harbours. Their objectives were to suppress the coast defences, capture a commerce raider which was trying to break out to the sea, and blockade the 2 harbours.
|Union gunboats manuevre away from the CSS ironclads|
The Union had 6 monitors and 5 gunboats versus 6 Confederate ironclads and 4 cotton clad rams/gunboats supporting a large coastal fort and 2 shore batteries.
The game went well and no obvious problems were found with the rules though I think I may look at increasing the effect of ramming. At the end of the game no ships had been sunk but 3 ships and the impressive Fort Sumter lookalike had struck their colours and another 4 ships broke of action and fled. In the end it was a marginal Union victory. Our next game will be another test of these rules.
|USS Tecumseh rammed twice in a single turn|
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