Saturday, April 6, 2013

This day 150 years ago in Rebel Raiders’ History

-Dedicated to Civil War episodes, battles, people and ships that also appear in GMT’s Rebel Raiders on the High Seas, my next game.

April 7, 1863

- Historical Event: The South Atlantic Squadron attacks Fort Sumter! Flying his flag from the masts of the mighty USS New Ironsides, Admiral Samuel DuPont boldly steams into Charleston Harbor to bombard Forts Sumter and Moultrie. His nine ironclads pound away, taking on the brick and mortar forts and numerous batteries that protect the beating heart of the secession.
- Game Connection: Ship-to-fort combat is a big part of the naval war in Rebel Raiders. Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont is a key leader, and card (US #54), as are many of his ships, including his flagship and the “Giant Monitor,” USS Passaic, which appear in the game as the following cards:

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