This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
I purchased some Thourobred Miniatures ironclads at Cold Wars and just finished them. They will be used in an upcoming game I'll be hosting for the club over the summer. The models are really nicely cast and very easy to build. After priming, the I managed to paint the seven vessels shown this morning in about 3 hours.
I have noticed the the fleets are not very balanced as I have only two Union ships to oppose 4 Confederates. I'm sure Mr Barrett over at Thoroughbred will help me balance out the forces via a second purchase. I do have one ship still to build, the CSS Raider Alabama. It's a more involved project as it has some rigging and I've sent off for some 1/600 ratlines to add to the model. I still need to base the models as that will reduce some of the wear and tear from game play usage.
My plan is to use the models as part of a campaign game that uses my relatively large 6mm ACW figure collection. The land battles will be fought using the "Black Powder" ruleset and I still need to pick a simple ACW naval ruleset. The campaign will be simulated using a double blind 20x20 grid map that will allow for naval movement. I'm still playing around with the rules but think it will work pretty well.