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Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2011 4:06 p.m. PST

I have a write up of a game using Skytrex 1:600 ships on my blog at link

Hope you like it?

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2011 4:18 p.m. PST

Sounds like fun.

Thanks for sharing your report, and pics.

No doubt, frustrating for both sides, but that appears pretty much true to life.

I'd say the larger vessels were lucky to spot the E-Boats in the dark, especially before a torpedo explosion. Perhaps they had radar, or very good lookouts.

No doubt, a re-match is in order, with more S-Boats, and a weaker escort. Throw some light MGB's into the mix, to help screen the convoy, just for grins.

whoa Mohamed Inactive Member22 Oct 2011 5:40 p.m. PST

I love the little fellows and have a fair collection of 1/1200 1/1250 coasties ….corvetts ,Hunts and DDs and merchies and E and S boats and trawlers…..Mikey

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2011 6:23 p.m. PST

I like it.
Haven't had my 1/600 coastal craft out in a while, might have to change that:-)
Thanks for sharing.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2011 3:47 a.m. PST

Yeah! – Less escorts would have made all the difference.
Incidentally Mako, they did try putting MGBs in the escort but found in the dark the merchantmen fired on them thinking they were E-Boats!!!

The Escorts only spotted when 2 E-Boats got quite close,(and I threw great dice!)-- and when hydrophone equipped ships heard torpedoes.
For most of the game, the escorts saw nothing!!, even with starshells!

I think I may have a go at a slightly less random force generator…..Hmm?!?

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2011 3:09 p.m. PST

Hi again!

The rules used in the game are downloadable now from: link

Hope you like them!

Louis Coatney Inactive Member17 Mar 2012 3:38 p.m. PST

I have free cardstock paper model plans for the Raubvogel and Hunt Type 1 classes on my webpge.

Volleyfire18 Mar 2012 4:45 a.m. PST

Loooks a useful set of rules, I think we might give these a try. Thanks for sharing.

GUNBOAT19 Mar 2012 5:41 a.m. PST

Got a few pictures on my blog of 1/600 WWII ships hope to be doing a big convoy game over one weekend at the club using fast attack rules . We hope to have 40 plus merchantmen in the convoy

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2012 9:47 p.m. PST

Link doesn't work.

Just takes me to a generic blog page, with a sign-in prompt.

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