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Dahlgren and Columbiad

Dahlgren and Columbiad

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Fast play rules for ironclad warfare
By David Manley

A set of fast play rules for small ship actions set in the American Civil War and the “ironclad wars” of South America from the 1860s to 1880s. Included with the rule are ship statistics for the Union and Confederate fleets

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Rob C June 11, 2021 10:24 pm UTC
I went ahead and bought Dahlgren and Columbiad, so I have the answer to my previous query, but I now I need to know about this deck of 6 cards mentioned in the D&C rules. Are they just regular playing cards, 3 black, 3 red?
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Rob C June 08, 2021 6:50 pm UTC
I got this PDF for the ship stats and I find I cannot interpret the charts.
Could someone please explain the headings for the charts starting on page 20?
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Simon W January 19, 2020 10:40 pm UTC
On page 12 for Spar torpedoes the rules say a D6 is thrown if the bows contact a target ship. 1,2 = dud, 6,5 = detonates. What happens on a 3, 4?


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David M January 31, 2020 5:46 am UTC
The torpedo does not detonate but remains available to be used in subsequent attacks
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Terry C October 04, 2018 1:34 pm UTC
Do these rules cover river steamer gunboats too?
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Simon W January 19, 2020 10:42 pm UTC
Yes they do - and the By sea and by river supplement has loads of stats for just about every ship in the ACW!

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David M August 28, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
The issue on the light gunnery table is now fixed :)
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telzy A August 26, 2018 3:40 am UTC
On David Manley wrote "...there was an update issued that caught those errors (apart from the missing “4” line in the light damage table – should be 3, 4), which were as you have identified. You may have missed an email alert to the update."

So no it wasn't intentional
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telzy A August 28, 2018 5:00 am UTC
Sorry. If it wasn't obvious but I'm not David Manley. Just saw that bit I quoted over on and thought it would help. I will make a post there about this and perhaps he can get it fixed.
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Anthony S June 27, 2018 8:39 am UTC
On the Light damage tables there is no entry for a 4. Is this intentional?

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