Sunday, March 22, 2015

First Test of Historicon 2015 ACW Naval Game

A very rough initial test for my upcoming "What-If" ACW ironclad game at Historicon depicting a British intervention in the civil war.

How rough - none of the scenery is made (except the fort) and the test surface is 8'x4' rather than the planned 10'x6' at the con.  Never-the-less having the mini's on the table top and pushing them around starts to give me a feel for how to balance the scenario.  After a few solitaire plays I'll have some friends over to play test and we'll see how it develops.  The first picture shows the combined British /CSA fleet.

Opposing the British/CSA is a Union fleet made up of Monitors and a few heavy ships including the Hartford and the New Ironsides.  The Union will also have the fort to provide fire support.

Lot's of tweaking to do and scenery to make but it does feel good to have mini's on the table.

For the con, I'll be using a different colored game mat that better simulates the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Next up scenery!

6 comments:

DeanM said...

Looking good, Miles. A walk-through is great to flesh out the scenario/game.

Rattlesnake said...

Looks like a great game! I hope the game will go well at the CON.

Paul O'G said...

Wonderful! I'm hoping to be there to play the final version :-)

Ray Rousell said...

Looking very nice indeed Miles!

Michael Mills said...

It's a good job Curt put on a painting challenge to move you along! Very kind of him indeed

jmilesr said...

If it wasn't for the simulated "doom of deadlines", I doubt I have the organizational skills to get anything done
:)