In the decade plus since Anaconda was released, the proliferation of knowledge regarding naval aspects of the Civil War advanced at a rapid rate. Old assumptions have been challenged and ‘lost’ data has been deduced through diligent research and conservative conjecture. Some ships that were so shadowy in detail to border as myths have been documented and detailed and made worthy of hitting... [click here for more]
With the growing popularity of mega cons are smaller game conventions dying out? Jonathan addresses the question with his thoughts. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to hear an important announcement about the birth of Jonathan’s first child.
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Dawn of Iron: Charleston's Strange Fish Mini-Battle Pack
The attached battle pack expansion covers the the several stange vessels fielded by Union and Confederate forces as they grapled with the difficulties of the blockade. For the Confederates, you will find a history of the David-class torpedo boats as well as the famous HL Hunlry, the first submbarine that sunk an enemy vessel... [click here for more]
Iron & Steam is a set of miniatures rules for naval combat of the American Civil War. The rules feature a gun-by-gun combat resolution, written orders and simultaneous movement. Traditionally played with 1/600 scale models the combat scale is closer to 1/2400 scale, though the game is generally model scale agnostic. Also included are over 100 pre-filled ship record sheets, turning radii... [click here for more]
Iron, Steam & CanvasA Compendium of 1,135 Union and Confederate Vessels of the American Civil War, 1861-1865From Tugs to Ships of the LineExtracted from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships The Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is a comprehensive listing of over 10,000 ships operated by the US Navy from... [click here for more]
This volume is the result of more than thirty years research, involving the many people, institutions, documents, books and records listed in the contents.
At date of publication presents the most up to date history of all those vessels of the Confederate States Navy, proposed, planned, started, not finished, and completed that had iron plating protection in one form or another.
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A set of three STLs scaled to 1/600 covering some of the more popular torpedo craft of thr Civil War. The models included are the Union picket boat (Picket Boat No. 1 being notable as the craft used by Cushing to sink the Albemarle), and the Confederate "David" and "Squib" class vessels. The models are intended for printing at 1/600 but may work well in 1/1200 with resin printers. ... [click here for more]
Special guest Dean Emmerson is a member of the Maine Historical Wargamers Association, which organizesHuzzahCon in Portland, Maine. He joins the episode to share why you need to attend HuzzahCon 2014. Some of the highlights are shared. Dean and Jonathan discuss great places to eat in Portland, Maine.
The duo express their love for the Boston Trained Bandsgaming club... [click here for more]