We played Cruel Seas again last night ,we will soon need to change the games name as it now doesnt have much of a resembalance to Warlords game. We played night time action with the Royal Navy trying to intercept an Italian Convoy ,The italians put up an epic defence but The RN reinforcements turned up and 2 Torpedoes hit 2 transports sinking both immediatley with the remaining 2 managing to creep away whilst their escorts put up a great covering action .The random reinforcements and arrival points added a lot to the game .At somepoint soon we will playtest the aircraft rules then write up; our house rules and amendments .Lighting up the nightThe scene of our adventureThe starting force for the BritsThe Convoy advances through the dark2 more vospers arrive but so do 4 Mas boats attackfull speed aheadThe fight begins in earnest 2 torps one broke the back of the merchant and sank it immediately the other destroyed the others engines and gave it 90 points of damage ..it only started with 85
Last week I had beginning with sunday the chance to play a couple of matches of Cruel Seas. The first game was on sunday with Dino, a face off using the content of the Strike Fast, Strike Hard! set, so 6 Vosper vs. 4 German S-Boats. As I have the Dreadfleet boxed set from 2011, […]
After the decision fell towards the Flower Class Corvette as the large ship of the Royal Navy fleet, I was looking for a fitting counterpart for the German Kriegsmarine. My choice went towards the German M-Class Minesweeper. The Minesweeper was in competition with the Marinefährprahm (basically a landing ship) and the Vorpostenboot. The landing ship […]
In extension to the fleets of the Strike Fast! Strike Hard! starter kit I chose a large vessel for both sides. For the British that was the British Flower Class Corvette. Among the large British ships would have been a Landing Craft Gun or the armed trawler. The landing craft looked more like something for […]
The Merchant Tanker is one of the firsts vessels that were available for Cruel Seas and has a cardboard stand in included with the Strike Fast! Strike Hard! starter kit. As a "neutral" ship that could be found in service of every nation this kit bears the potential to be part of most scenarios, either […]
I have the reviews on some of the larger vessels for Cruel Seas in the box and ready for next week to be published, with the merchant tanker, the flower-class corvette and the m-class minesweeper waiting. To fill the gap between these large ships and the regular torpedo boats, I guess I'll add one of […]
Radaddel celebrate 25 years of tabletop in their store, and even added a delicious jam to your orders during the celebration. I know Matthias for more than 10 years now and that jam thing caught me, so I ordered two boxes of Adeptus Titanicus and got strawberry jam on top of it. Yay! Why Reaver […]
I just did the Cruel Seas unboxing and review and Warlord Games introduced the next naval wargame, Black Seas. Similar to how Cruel Seas ties in with Bolt Action, Black Seas will tie in with Black Powder, focussing on the naval battles between 1770 to 1830. The designers notes by Gabrio Tolentino read very lovely, […]
Another try out of our house rules alterations to Warlords Cruel seas (pretty much only the movement rules for boats are original ) really good fun especially when a stray Torpedo from a vosper sank the flower class corvette .
With Cruel Seas Warlord Games expands the world war 2 brand of Bolt Action, after Blood Red Skies and areal combat, into naval wargaming. We will look into the Strike Fast, Strike Hard! starter set for Cruel Seas today, that gets you started with the 1:300 scale naval combat game. The Strike Fast, Strike Hard! […]
Sneaking away whilst the family did the usual beach and shops, I had a morning at the Cobbaton Combat Collection, well worth the visit if you happen to be in North Devon. First things first it is not a museum, more a collection that as the owner put it a “hobby that got out of hand”. Perhaps a warning to us all.To the untrained eye it can appear a little jumbled, dusty and unkept but if you know your history, military vehicles and weapons there is plenty to see. With a large collection of WW2 Allied vehicles and numerous cabinets of rifles and other memorabilia.Here's some of the highlights..Centuar Mk 1V with D Day Markings.Tucked away in the corner a T34 although how they got this down the Devonshire country lanes is beyond me.A Beaverette from 1941when you get close up it is very rough and ready, but it was afterall the stop gap after Dunkirk, you really would not fancy your chances against a Pz III. It got me thinking about dusting off my AVBCW collection.A T55 perfect inspiration for the North Korean pro
To continue the preparation of more Oldhammer, it is time to strip some plastic. I showed you the Rhino the last time, as well as some stripping of metal parts. Now we move on to the next level of complexity, larger kits and more fragile materials. Get a properly sized container and get on to […]
I am currently preparing the Cruel Seas review, along with the Flotillas and larger ships. I mentioned the resin ships in my last short update, Civilans, Romans and Boats, and I find it very appealing to build something completely different to the very dominant 28mm kits that I usually cover. Assembly goes fast, as does […]
Managed to get a some more finished for cruel seas , flower class corvette and a pairof Fiarmile D dog boats , the flower is a skytrex model sold as a warlord games model and the D's are Heroics and Ros ,all really nice models in resin with white metal guns and crew etc .I have painted and numbered them for the Med .
Managed to clear a couple of toys of my work bench ,the crash diving u boat from warlord games and a walrus aircraft from Heroics and Rostoo late ,the walrus catches its prey