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1979
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Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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The Ironclads
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A detailed naval wargame involving the earliest armored steamships and wooden warships of the era, Ironclads has clear rules and lots of flavor. The game simulates American Civil War naval actions, 1862-1865. The scale is 100 yards per hex, 3 minutes per turn, and the game features simultaneous plotted movement. Ship-to-ship communication is (nearly) out of the question, and this can make for misunderstandings and collisions. Combat involves gunnery, ramming, and spar torpedoes. There are quite a few charts (after a few games, they become quite easy to use) and a lot of dice rolling.

Still the best board wargame that covers this subject. Not a perfect simulation (e.g., gunnery is notably more accurate in the game than in history), but a terrific game.

A 2nd edition of the game is currently available with the Excalibre 2nd edition making a number of corrections to the original as well as featuring much improved physical quality, production value and graphics; making an outstanding and classic and great game even better.

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Integrates with: Shot and Shell

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The Ironclads
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Excalibre English Second Edition
Publisher: Excalibre Games, Inc.
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Year: 1993
Product Code: 7001
Size: 9.00 x 12.12 x 2.00 inches
1.85 pounds
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The Ironclads
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Yaquinto English First Edition
Publisher: Yaquinto
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Year: 1979
Product Code: 0815
Size: 11.20 x 14.25 x 1.55 inches
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3 Ironclads Japanese rules (digest)
This is a Japanese digest rules for 2nd edition.
Japanese
2013-07-05
3 Ironclads data sheets (2-sides)
Two-sided ship/fort data sheets in .pdf format.
English
2010-01-25
19 35 Iron Clad PDF Ship sheets (+ 4 forts)
PDF Ship Sheets suitable for printing. Included are: Alabama Arkansas Benton Cairo Carondelet Charlston Chilicothe Commodore Perry Conestoga Eastport Forest Rose Fort Getusum Fort Igotyerteninchdalgrenrighthere Fort Mchenry Galena General Sumter Hampton Itasca Kearsarge Large Tug Lexington Manassas Maurey Mchenry Gun Chart Minnesota Monitor Morgan Mound city New_Ironsides Ottowa Queen of the west small tug Stlouis Stonewall Tallahassee Tyler Virginia2 Water Fort Weehawken
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2007-11-09
5 Ironclads.jpg
Ironclads Log Sheet
2006-05-24
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2005-08-22
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Board Game Rank: 2151
War Game Rank: 338
Num Ratings: 205
Average Rating: 7.22
Standard Deviation: 1.29
Num Views: 47888
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.5
Fans: 21
Personal Comments: 119
Users Owning: 520
Users Wanting: 23
Users Trading: 27 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 117
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Average Weight 2.88
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Year Published 1980
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