Cruel Seas


Jams, Titans and Vessels

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 […]

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Look up to the Sky, look at the Horizon

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, […]

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Cruel Seas – Strike Fast, Strike Hard! starter box

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! […]

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Cobbaton Combat Collection.

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

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Naval and nostalgic wargames

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 […]

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Korea, Tanks and even more Boats

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 […]

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Cruels Seas -Flower Class and a pair of Dog Boats

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 .

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Civilians, Romans and Boats

Since Wednesday the Colony 87 Kickstarter is online. The range moved from Jon Boyce to Crooked Dice and has its third wave crowdfunded. And the campaign was funded within 15 minutes (with myself among the first backers!) and now already has unlocked the initial four stretch goals. Might be even more as there is a […]

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Cruel Seas First Games

Manged to play cruel seas using our house rules last night at the club ,we got in 2 games the "ships in the night " and the "Torpedo Run" scenarios from the main rule book . The first game was fast and bloody but all my 2 vospers just managed to escape but with very heavy damage and the Torpedo run finished with one of my vospers sitting floating along with no damage points left waiting to be resued or captured and the other being forced to leave the table with crew and bridge hits but luckily one of its Torps managed to hit the tanker which although ablaze was still under power so technically a German victory .The house rules certainly made the game more realistic and fun . Next week Johns Yanks take on my Italians .ships in the nightthe brits run while they still can Torpedo RunTorp away ,destined to miss@nd vosper makes a daring run to fire its fish boom

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Fairmile D's for Cruel Seas

Bought a couple of Fairmile D MTB's from Navwar to see what they were like compared to Warlord Games offering and to be honest they are not bad ,not as much detail as teh Warlord ones and they dont come with the cards but at £11 for 2 compared to £30 for 2 from warlord I think I can live with them and the cards are available from the facebook groups that are dedicated to the game.I also bought some aircraft as well again around .75p -£3.00 each here the warlord ones are £10 for 3 .

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Mussolini's Pride the Regia Marina and a merchant ship for cruel seas

Finished my Italian Navy fleet box and also a merchant ship which I have left with no mrkings so it can fit into a convoy for any nation .The Italians consist of a Gabbiano class corvette which I showed off in an earlier post , MZMotozattera a well armed conversion of a german f lighter , another  f lighter with italian weapons but still able to carry a 100 men or 3 light tanks and 4 MAS boats really fast but lightly armed and armoured MTBs .A battered merchant ship these are quite large even in 1/300 scaleMussolinis Navyagain with ruler to give an idea of sizeThe MZ a well armed conversion of the german F Lighter every thing in its transport box tin foil and magnetic sheet to prevent heavy seas causing damage .

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