1/1200 Ancient Naval – Hexeres

January 14, 2020

Posted January 14, 2020

Here are a few 1/1200 scale Hexeres (or Hexareme) to add to my Navwar and Langton models. They are intended for Hail Agrippa! battles. [Hail Agrippa! rules link]

Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam

1/6000 Naval – 1905 British Scout Cruisers

January 5, 2020

These are eight scout cruisers completed in 1905 and modeled in 1/6000 scale.

From Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships 1860-1905, pages 84-85:

“These eight cruisers were intended to work in company with destroyers as scouts, to lead torpedo attacks and to back up their flotillas when attacked by enemy destroyers. The Admiralty provided a broad specification …. for a 25kt ship, with a 1-1/2 inch protective deck or equivalent side armour, shallow draught … 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr and 2TT. …[This] resulted in four sub-classes … that varied substantially in form, machinery and structure. … During 1911/12 they were rearmed with 9-4in guns.”

1/6000 Naval – Never Built US Torpedo Battleship Design

December 28, 2019

This is a US design from 1912, modeled in 1/6000 scale.

Displacement 30,000 tons
Waterline length 780 feet
Six 14 inch guns
Sixteen 6 inch guns
Eight 21 inch submerged torpedo tubes
Oil fired, 27 knots

 

 

 

 

Winter

December 14, 2019

Getting the Plateau Line ready for winter.

HURRICON 2019 Photos

September 29, 2019

Photos of some of the games at the HMGS-South convention HURRICON 2019, Orlando Florida.

Thursday photos.

Friday photos.

Saturday photos.

 

1/1200 Ancient Naval – Punic Wars

June 26, 2019

Posted June 26, 2019

The numbers of 1/1200 scale ancient naval ships most appropriate for the Punic Wars have been increased from 32 quadriremes (tetrere) and 12 quinqueremes (pentere) to 40 and 96, respectively. This will give enough Hail Agrippa! units for a reasonable sized battle. [Hail Agrippa! rules link]

Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam

RECON 2019 Saturday Photos

April 27, 2019

Photos of some of the games being played Saturday at the HMGS-South convention RECON 2019, Orlando Florida.

Link to Flickr album.

RECON 2019 Friday Photos

April 26, 2019

Photos of some of the games being played Friday at the HMGS-South convention RECON 2019, Orlando Florida.

Link to Flickr album.

RECON 2019 Thursday Photos

April 25, 2019

Photos of some of the games setup or being played Thursday night at the HMGS-South convention RECON 2019, Orlando Florida.

Link to Flickr album.

WW1 Naval – Baltic Convoy 1916

April 7, 2019

This scenario was inspired by the Russian attack on a convoy of iron ore sailing from Sweden to Germany described in “After Jutland“, Chapter 6, pages 90-91. The Russian attack group of destroyers has a close cover force of cruisers and a distant cover force of dreadnoughts. The Germans expect the operation and counter with their own cruiser and dreadnought supporting forces.

Winds WSW at 5 knots. Sea state 2. Visibility 6 NM.

Narrative

Player reports
Russian
German

Plots
0-25 minutes
25-50 minutes
50-75 minutes
All

End game status

Computer code (described here)

With only two Russian dreadnoughts left to face six relatively intact German dreadnoughts, we called the game. The convoy and most of the German cruisers had been destroyed, but the loss of the Russians dreadnoughts was a high price to pay for meeting the mission objective.