DAWN OF IRON

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Welcome aboard!

Welcome to Dawn of Iron: The American Civil War at Sea, a game of naval combat, set during American Civil War (1861-1865). The Civil War is famously known for its land battles, such as Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and the Peninsular Campaign, however all of these examples were profoundly impacted by the presence of naval forces. While many think of the war's naval campaigns as a static blockade around the Confederacy, the truth of the matter is that it was actually just as desperate, bloody affair just like the other aspects of the conflict. From the coastal regions of Virginia and the muddy rivers of the Mississippi Valley to the far flung freezing waters of Alaska's Bering Strait, Union and Confederate navies fought for dominance. 

 

Ironclads puts you in command of a Civil War-era vessel, or a full squadron of them. You will have many of the ships available that fought in the conflict, so assemble your fleet, sortie out to engage the enemy, and send them to the bottom!
 

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DAWN OF IRON - ARTICLES

GET THE RULES!

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Dawn of Iron is currently available on Wargame Vault as a downloadable PDF bundle. Inside you will find the 24-page rules & mission book and a 20-page Print-and-Play component pack. Together, these files will provide you with everything you'll need to play your first game.

Battle Pack Expansions

Battle packs expand your fleets, upgrades and more. These packs typically includes histories of the battles, detailed maps, special scenarios and missions to play, ship cards, and more!

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GET THE MINIATURES!

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East Coast Ironclads has a wide selection of 3D-printable Civil War ironclads and steam ships that are perfect for any gaming needs. these ships have been constructed using a wide array of sources including period sketches, period accounts, paintings, models, and more. At 1/600 scale these ships are packed with details that will really make them pop on the table!

DAWN OF IRON - SHIP YARDS

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Welcome to the Dawn of Iron Ship Yards! Here is where you will find all sorts of previews, prototype ships, missions, and more that are under development for the game. Feel free to check out the schematics, put these new hulls through their trials, and report back!