Yazoo River ACW Naval AAR

Today a few members of the local HMGS-South group played out the historical action on the Yazoo River, July 15th, 1862. The Confederate ironclad Arkansas encountered the Union ironclad Carondelet, the gunboat Tyler and the ram Queen of the West. In this case, the Arkansas easily out-shot and ran past the Carondelet and Tyler, leaving the latter dead in the water. The Queen of the West then managed a perfect ram on the Arkansas and sank her.

The rules used were “Sail and Steam Navies: Naval Battle System 1840 to 1880.” The ship models were Thoroughbred 1/600 scale.

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