River gunboat battles?

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River gunboat battles?

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While looking through the preview images for a few of the CWB games I noticed that a few of them showed what looked to be both player and AI river gunboats and Ironclads.

Now I know they are most likely included to act as water-based heavy artillery to support operations on the land, But if a scenario build felt so inclined to do so...would it be possible to recreate some of the big river gunboat battles of the war?
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Yes, when using the 4.01 updates you can do so.
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rahamy wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 5:09 pm Yes, when using the 4.01 updates you can do so.
So I can have Yankee and Southern River ironclads slugging the ever-loveing hell out of each other?

Nice! :D
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Gunboats are now a bit more robust than they used to be as well. This for the OOB document:

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There is also a Gunboat Ammo value in the PDT file, so they can be handled separate from the land based artillery ammo pool.
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Is there a difference between the various iron/tin/timber/cottenclads and the larger seagoing screw steamers or are they regarded as more or less the same in-game?
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They are different, in Forgotten Campaigns, as noted by the insert above - the different armor ratings. FC is the only title that has been worked to take advantage of the new changes thus far.
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Glad that FC is the latest one I picked up then lol :-) Thanks Rich!
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tankfist45 wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 5:18 pm
rahamy wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 5:09 pm Yes, when using the 4.01 updates you can do so.
So I can have Yankee and Southern River ironclads slugging the ever-loveing hell out of each other?

Nice! :D
If I remember correctly there was a game series on Steam dedicated to iron clads. Five to be exact:

Ironclads: American Civil War
Ironclads: High Seas
Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864
Ironclads: Anglo-Russian War 1866
Ironclads:Chincha Islands War 1866

I used to play them several years ago and had a bit off fun with them. However in the end it got boring lobbing shot and shell for ages with neither side managing to penetrate the enemy armour only doing very little damage, if any!
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