Im sorry to say that i have not had a chance to go through the naval models and rules to do the med in WW2 - British v Italy. I have had some interviews and have some next week so i must concentrate on that.
Maybe we can simply get the Russo v Jap ships out or, if Will has it, the Halo game?
Anyway, i will be there at 7pm on Monday!
Oi! My terrain - treat it correctly!
Where is my JJ?
If you are caught, you will be hanged together, slowly!
Last night Herr Mawson took charge of the Graff Spee. Admirals Will and Colin took charge of the Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy.
Stephen had to exit the Graf Spee off the table - the chaps had to stop him.
Well the game went the German's way. Shortly after the start, in fact really once the Exeter had started firing the mighty Graff fired a salvo. BANG it the Exter's magazine, penetrating it and blowing the ship to pieces.
With Colin destroyed, Will had a hard time time with his smaller cruisers. But he fought hard and damaged the mighty Pocket Battleship, knocking out some guns and inflicting damage. However, the Achilles took a ferious pounding and sank. As the two remaining ships converged Ajax made good hits yet many didnt penetrate and at the end of the game Graff Spee was heading for the exit and Ajax was barely afloat.
An interesting game. Normally the Graff gets pounded into the sea but the early lucky hit (rather like the poor Hood against the Bismarck) that took Exeter and Colin out of the game changed things big time!
Post by Stephen Mawson on Jul 28, 2015 14:04:24 GMT
Thanks again Steve for organising another entertaining game.
This one didn't go at all as I expected. I was assuming that the Graff Spee would probably be able to cripple one, or maybe two of the British ships if it was lucky, but would have taken a complete pounding in the process of doing so, meaning that the remaining ship would finish her off.
Had the Exeter not gone up like a firework I expect this was what would have happened. It took a good six or seven turns of continual pounding from all of the Graff's guns to sink the Achilles, and there is just no way I could have afforded to concentrate on one ship that much if I'd had to deal with the Exeter shooting at me as well.
I'd very much enjoy playing another game of this on a table with a few islands or something to mean that you have to manouvre a bit more.
Maybe I should look at picking up some Japanese and American WW2 cruisers in a similar scale, to let us do some kind of pacific islands scenario.