I have completed my winter project, laying out and creating 16 feet x 1 foot riverbanks for my new wargaming interest, 1:600 scale American Civil War riverine / naval wargaming. This is generic terrain meant to evoke the general flavor of the terrain, with bluffs, farms, woods, watercourse confluences, and small towns with their wharfs and docks.
And, oh yes, complete with a series of Confederate forts and campsites, daring the Union flotillas to take a crack at running past them.
Watch out for the torpedoes (mines)!
The Yankees and Rebels cautiously approach one another. Click each photo to enlarge the details.
It’s like an old Wild West shootout.
Unarmed riverboats, transports, and tugs scramble to get up steam and head for safety in case the Union fleet breaks through and begins to shell the docks.
The shore guns prepare to blast away at the oncoming Yankees, which include an eclectic mixture of Ellet rams, Eads turtles, and ironclads.
The view from the western riverbank.
The battle is joined!