Naval


Canons dans la brume...Guns in the mist...

Toutes voiles dehors, par une douce brise, le navire amiral français mène la flotte à bon port.All sails out, by a gentle breeze, the French flagship leads the fleet safely. Une flotte composée de quatre bâtiments, dirigés par Ronie et moi-même.A fleet of four ships, led by Ronie and myself.Mais au large on aperçoit deux pavillons ennemis, navires britanniques qui semblent décidés à en découdre.But offshore we see two enemy flags, British ships that seem determined to fight.Bonjour à tous,Une partie d'essai aujourd'hui avec Charles, le concepteur de la règleBranle Bas de CombatLes Britanniques veulent attaquer un vaisseau transportant un personnage illustre.Notre objectif? Traverser la région pour la victoire, ne pas perdre ce navire pour un match nul.The British want to attack a ship carrying a famous character.Our objective? Cross the region for the win, do not lose this ship for a draw.Les capitaines du jour : Charles, Cédric, Ronie, et moi-même.Charles positionne ses navires de manière à utiliser un maxim

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Big Guns! - next test. Gig Guns! następny test.

I'm back from my holidays. Crete and Santorini are great places and if you never been there, it is highly recommended! Yesterday I had my first game after a break. I joined Michael's another test game for his Big Guns! This time he tested mechanism for the bigger games. Jestem z powrotem z moich wakacji, Kreta i Santorini to wspaniałe miejsca i jeśli jeszcze tam nie byliście, bardzo je polecam! Wczoraj miałem też pierwszą grę po przerwie. dołączyłem do testów Michaela jego Big Guns! Tym razem zdecydował się przetestować mechanizmy dla większych gier.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael SchneiderSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Schneider1. Forces. Siły.Both navies had: 4 x dreadnought, 4 x battlecruisers, 4 x pre-dreadnoughts, 1 x submarine. Michael and Alasdair played for Royal Navy whereas Peter with me for the Kaiserliche Marine.Obie floty posiadały: 4 x drednoty, 4 x krążowniki liniowe, 4 x

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Multiple Vessels incoming, new White Dwarf

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 […]

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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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Big Guns!

Last Thursday Michael brings to our club his new rules for the naval battles. He called it Big Guns! We all love play naval battles with big ships, especially those from the first half of the 20th century. Sadly all rules known by us are mostly overcomplicated, especially with a lot of paperwork, tables etc. It is not good for the club game, especially when it comes to the end of that (especially when your club shares the roof with a pub ;). So we needed something simple and quick. Michael reduced the ships factors to the 4 elements: hull strength, speed, command and gunpower. Depends on the navy, type of the ship those factors would vary. He also introduced the rules for submarines, which are some kind of novum for the games played by me (I don't remember if I ever played with submarines on the table). Michael idea was: until the submarine stays on the surface it behave as other ships, but as soon it goes underwater, we have to mark its movement on the pice of paper. It is very simple: we mark the direc

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Napoleonic Naval batrep - The Battle of Asturias 1809

The Battle of Asturias 1809 (off the coast of Asturias)Only 2 Rejects made it for the latest game at Reject HQ, summer holidays and all!!!Postie called and said it was only me and Surj and we'd be playing a Napoleonic Naval game.So I was a little confused when I saw the table above!!Postie explained it was a 2 part game (Oooo how exciting!)I picked out the French and was given the following note.French CommanderYou must stop the British fleet at all costs, if you loses any ship you will withdraw from the action and the British fleet will carry on with its mission. Destroy or disable as many ships as you can.If you reach a certain target you have won.Le Hoche - 76 Gun Flagship Ship of the LineLe Superbe - 74 Gun Ship of the LineMars - 20 Gun CorvetteThe Britsh Fleet consisted of.......Defence 74 Gun Flagship  Ship of the LineAfrica 64 gun Ship of the LineEmpervier 16 Gun BrigAnd three other ship that looked like Merchant ships?Which infact they were....The Amity HallLilyRoseThe British were set up all in

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Tiller & Whipstaff 2.

Last Thursday we had another game with Tiller & Whipstaff rules. This time we introduced the fire ships into our game. All ships are from Warartisan. The big ships are in 1/600 scale and the fireships are the biggest ships, 1/1200 version.W ostatni czwartek ponownie spotkalismy się przy zasadach Tiller & Whipstaff. Tym razem wprowadziliśmy brandery do naszej gry. Wszystkie okręty pochodzą z kolekcji Warartisan. Duze okręty są w skali 1/600 a brandery to ich mniejsza wersja dużych okrętów w skali 1/1200.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Campbell HardieUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Campbell HardieSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Campbell Hardie1. Forces. Siły.BRITISH NAVY(Michael, Peter)ANNELIONYARMOUTHFireshipDUCH NAVY(Campbell, Bartek)ZEELANDIAELF STEDENBREDERODEFireship2. The game. Gra.British started the game with a battle line formation, whereas Dutch in swarm formation. British line soon broke and Michael with his two ships (Anne and Yarmout

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Tiller & Whipstaff.

Last Thursday Campbell brought a surprise game. It was an old set of rules from Langton Miniatures and it is called Tiller & Whipstaff. The set is created for Anglo Duch wars and is perfect for 17th-century naval warfare. It is also very simple and very enjoyable system, perfect for the club night. With the new rules, Campbell brought his new paper ships made from PDFs, available from a company from the USA (I will give the name of the company with next report from the game). They were 1/600, but you can make any scale you want. W ostatni czwartek Campbell przybył ze swoją gra niespodzianką. Były to stare zasady od Langton Miniatures i zwą się one Tiller & Whipstaff. Zestaw został stworzony z myślą o wojnach angielsko holenderskich, ale znakomicie się nada do wszelkich walk z XVII wieku. Jest dość prosty ale jednocześnie zapewnia doskonałą zabawę, świetny na rozgrywkę wieczorem w klubie. Z nowymi zasadami, Campbell przyniósł swoje nowe okręty, wykonane z papieru. Są one wykonane z PDFu, dostępneg

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Another Project: Rebasing SOL's for Saturday

In addition to frantic preparations for Historical, there is a large club game being held this Saturday.  I'm contributing some ships to the effort and they all needed to be rebased and relabeled. The rebasing is done and the labels have been printed out and need to be attached.I also need to figure out a better transport systems as these Langtons are a little on the delicate side.I'm going to need a vacation after all this intense hobby stuff!

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Shroud Mages Infiltrator Assault Destroyers

Remember that Butterfly post I put up here a short while ago?Well, this is like the first result from that confession.During the rummaging, I found this blister (amongst others) in a box, and decided to instead of trying to sell those obscure games off, paint them all up and who knows if I ever get to play with them...The blister contained three of the destroyers, produced by the now defunct Spartan Games and where cast back in the days in a solid, clean resin.I painted the ships a base tone first, then used my beloved Strong Tone on them for shading.  Some highlighting later and voila, ready to sail (or better, steam)!Now to build the rest of the fleet in between...

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Take control of your navy in Admiral from LuxLu

A new Kickstarter campaign from Italian based LuxLu has sailed into view. Naval games seem to be coming back under the spotlight and this new offering of 1:1850-1:3000 WWII fleet action could prove very popular. [...] The post Take control of your navy in Admiral from LuxLu appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Dystopian Wars Requin Corvette

A small painted post today, in the form of my first French ship for Dystopian Wars.The model itself is one of the small Requin clqss corvettes, nothing to fancy on the gaming table tbh.But as I chose the French as a faction, I went scrolling around the internet for painting ideas, and in the end settled on this greyish beige colour scheme with 'camo stripes'.  The chimneys are painted red and greyblue to give a hint at the nation the ship hails from as well, adding as such blue, white and red in the overall colourscheme.While a whole fleet, let alone learning and playing the game, isn't on the nearby horizon yet, this was never the less a fun little model to do, and it went about rather quickly to boot.Vive la France!

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KublaCon 2019 Convention Report

Another KublaCon has come and gone along with a weekend full of top notch miniature gaming.The Toulon Harbor crew ready for action!I continue to be impressed with the quality of miniature gamers that show up at KublaCon.  Across the board we had great players throughout all of our games - which as a GM makes running the games much easier.Here's is what we ran:Battle of Roncevaux Pass - This is a scenario Roy Scaife put together.  28mm Napoleonic game with British, Spanish and Portuguese fighting against the French.Battle for the Forest Moon of Endor - 32mm Star Wars Bolt Action (Legion).  Dan Kerrick brought this battle to life.  Rebels have landed on the forest moon of Endor to bring down the shield generator that is protecting the orbiting Death Star.Charge of the Haradrim - 28mm Lord of the Rings SBG.  I expanded scenario covering the Mûmaks charging against the Rohan forces just after they've run through the ranks of Orcs laying siege to Minas Tirith.  I add more Riders of Ro

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