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B'hoys' Towne
Funny Little Wars!
Houston's 25mm Naval Guns & Fittings
Mean Streets
Mean Sets
The Preziosi OB's Collection
"Send A Gunboat!"
Game Card Decks
for TSATF/800FE
& Other Rules
Studio 33--Game Accessories
Authorized Play Aids For TSATF & 800FE
TVAG Publishing
War Game Rules & Books

TVAG's Bargain Bunker--
New STUFF Added As We Find It!

Rum Runners!
Bootlegger Wars At Sea
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Mexican War Collection

Sikh Wars Collection

Maratha Wars

Mahdist Wars Collection

Little Flags Collection for Funny Little Wars

19th Century Chinese


Chinese Pirates


"Imitation Foreign Devils"

Little Warriors

25mm B'hoys!
from Bobby Jackson's
"Thrilling Combat Miniatures"

"Splendid Little Warriors"
(TRUE 25mm & 15mm War Game Figures)

25mm Abyssinians

25mm Asante

25mm Maori

25mm "Viva Juarez!"

15mm "Rough Riders!"

15mm "Perdicaris Alive, Or Raisuli Dead!"

15mm Special Mexican War Range for GTSTE

25mm Houston's Naval Guns
& Fittings


Send A Gunboat!

Rum Runners!

28mm B'hoys Towne

25/15mm Native Huts & Longhouses

25mm Maori Buildings

25mm/15mm East Indian Buildings

25/15mm Field Earth Works

"Rough Riders" Buildings
& Block Houses
(Cuba, 1898)

28mm Mean Streets!

28mm Mean Sets!

54mm/1:32 Card Models/Accessories
"Little Houses"
"Little Wheels"
"Little... Stuff"

54mm Tudor Towne


B'hoys! Tournament at Fall In!, 2004

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Send A Gunboat!

In collaboration with Master Builders Richard Houston and Chris Ferree, TVAG presents this line of inexpensive self assembly, full color, card stock ship models in 25mm scale. The initial release includes 6 models in 28mm and 15mm scale.

Richard Houston's 30+ years experience of ship modeling have allowed him to create authentic designs which are now "reproducible" for far less cost than his hand-made, wooden and metal Houston's Ships. As builder, all you need provide are Crew, Armaments, and such Ship's Fittings as you like.

All these River Gunboat designs (with more to come) are specifically designed for the popular rules set Boilers And Breechloaders, but will fight just as well with other rules.

New Gunboat designs already in development will include versions of Side-Wheelers, and Screw Driven types.

Self-assembly is the most affordable and easiest way to add an amphibious element to your Colonial and Pulp War Games, requiring only glue, scissors, and foam core or heavy matte board for bracing. All models have been designed to carry full complements of Crew and Armaments through any number of battles. With  photographic textures used throughout, no painting is required.

NOTE: All photos on this and the related page are of prototype designs. The products for sale may vary in small details or colors, any differences representing improvements over the models shown.

Special Pricing Offer!

All 6 current models are available as PDF's sent by E-mail.   If bought singly, these would total $60.00, but if ordered as a collection, the price will be $20.00!

All PDF's will be delivered via E-mail without any postage charges.

As more more models become available, there will be different Special Pricing Offers designed to make affordable the creation of whole Fleets of Gunboats to romp with each other!

All hands, Please "Stand By!"

Gunboat Designs

Iron Sternwheeler

Iron Sternwheeler

Iron Sternwheeler

SAG-1 Sternwheeler, Iron

Hull, Deck Houses, 2nd Deck sides all "riveted Iron Plate," with wooden plank decks. Length 13", Beam 4", Height (to funnel top) 5.25"

(Note: The photos show the model with optional cast metal ladders.)

Please Specify Desired Scale

SAG-2 Sternwheeler Iron Design identical to SAG-1, but no iron rail on 2nd Deck, with "canvass" only and other cosmetic differences. The ladders are card stock as part of the model.
Please Specify Desired Scale

Wooden Sternwheeler

Wooden Sternwheeler

Wooden Sternwheeler

SAG-3 Sternwheeler, Wooden
Hull, Decks, & Deck Houses of weathered wooden plank, all railings "canvass." The ladders are card stock as part of the model. Length 13", Beam 4"; Height (to funnel top) 5.25"


Please Specify Desired Scale

Iron & Wood Sternwheeler

Iron & Wood Sternwheeler

Iron & Wood Sternwheeler

SAG-4 Sternwheeler, "Protected"
Iron Hull with Decks and Deck Houses of weathered wooden plank, all railings "canvass." The ladders are card stock as part of the model. Length 13", Beam 4", Height (to funnel top) 5.25"


Please Specify Desired Scale

"Send A Gunboat" PDF Collection
All Four Sternwheeler Designs, Plus Arab Dhow and Chinese War Junk (Small)


Please Specify Desired Scale

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