Category Archives: Periods – American Civil War

A trip to Shiloh

By George Arnold I recently had occasion to travel to Memphis, Tennessee, to visit family and decided to leave a day early and drive 120 miles beyond Memphis and take in the Shiloh battlefield as a side trip. I’d been … Continue reading

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A gunboat for the Potomac flotilla

By Rob Morgan The Peter Pig 1/600th model known as the USS Fuschia was one of the most attractive and useful small warships around. Its uses ranged from an 1840s gunboat to the Crimea and many Colonial encounters, and, well … Continue reading

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‘A Splendid Failure’

By Rob Morgan The neglected Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia is given the above sad title in a six-page illustrated article by M. Blackburn, pages 44-49, in the September-October issue of the U.S.-produced magazine Archaeology. The wreck of the warship has … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Arms and Equipment of the Civil War’ book

Mike Crane reviews a 1962 book that remains useful today. It’s on the Reviews page.

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What’s going on at Bay Area Yards?

By Rob Morgan Does anyone know what’s happening at Bay Area Yards? I want to extend my 1/600th ACW warship collection after some time, since Peter Pig has now begun to issue more models. The Bay lists, last time I … Continue reading

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A sample article for September

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine is by Kevin White and features his simple rules for a grid-based American Civil War game, using a 20-sided die and a pack of playing cards. It’s on the … Continue reading

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Review of Navwar 1/1200 Milwaukee monitors

Rob Morgan describes simple conversions that make some old Navwar ACW models usable again. It’s on the Reviews page.

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USS Roanoke model

By Rob Morgan I picked this little 1/1200th scale model up in a bargain sale. It’s an old 1970s Fleetline kit, the turrets, funnel and ship’s boats are separate items; the previous owner hadn’t assembled it with the care that … Continue reading

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Something in ‘The Artilleryman’ magazine

By Rob Morgan The Artilleryman, the US artillery publication now based in Georgia, carries a great deal of material useful to the American Civil War gamer and enthusiast. They also publish Civil War News incidentally. The Spring 2016 issue of … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Cottonclads!’ book

Rob Morgan reviews a book subtitled, “The Battle of Galveston and the Defense of the Texas Coast,” of ACW naval interest. It’s on the Reviews page.

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