One, 11" x 17" map section
96 color, single-sided unit counters
22 color, large ship counters
8 page Rules Booklet
Mounted counters are available for an additional
Game Design: Paul
Rohrbaugh Graphics: Bruce Yearian
Editing: Marc Grad and Lisa Rohrbaugh
John Burtt, John Curran, Enrique Diaz, Dave
Dietch, Marc Grad, Kim Meints, Randall Shaw and Greg
A BOLD FIGHT
The Battle of Mobile Bay
August 5, 1864
A Bold Fight details the decisive battle of
Mobile Bay fought on August 5th, 1864. Following the capture of
New Orleans by the Union the port of Mobile Bay was the largest
and most important for the Confederacy in the Gulf of Mexico.
Blockade runners brought badly needed supplies for the rebel
nation, and the city’s industry provided munitions, cannon,
clothing and other essential war materials for the Confederacy’s
armies. Admiral Farragut had wanted to capture the port. With
the fall of Vicksburg in July, 1863 his attention again turned
to this port.
The port’s defenses were based upon its
fortifications, of which Fort Morgan was the key. Torpedoes,
guarded the entrance that the defenders had narrowed by erecting
numerous wooden pilings.To further strengthen the defensive
works the Confederates had three wooden gunboats and the
powerful ironclad, the C.S.S. Tennessee.
Farragut assembled a fleet of heavily
armed steam gunboats, warships and four new turreted ironclads.
All of these vessels were armed with some of the most powerful
cannon ever produced, and manned by sailors that so far in the
war had only known victory.
battle to take control of Mobile would not be an easy one.