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yarkshire gamer22 Sep 2016 9:35 a.m. PST



Well after finishing the ships it would be rude after doing a High Seas Fleet Review not to return the complement to the Royal Navy and do a Grand Fleet Review.

So here in glorious technicolour for your delectation is all 151 ships of the British Fleet which took part in the mighty battle.

The Battle Line is just over 12 ft long when set out, putting the ships out on the table has given us some food for thought for both the Static display and our refights. There are a couple of shots at the end of the post with all 250 ships on my 12 x 6 table, there's not a lot of room to manoeuvre.

The post is picture Heavy so if you like looking at ship models your in for a treat :-)

This is the final post of the build / paint phase of the project (thank God I hear you say !) so let me take the opportunity to thank all of you who have followed the Project, your kind comments and encouragement have helped keep me going.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

John Treadaway22 Sep 2016 11:45 a.m. PST


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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 12:56 p.m. PST

Magnificent! I admire your talent and perseverance. Rule Britannia!

Lion in the Stars22 Sep 2016 1:01 p.m. PST

You're going to need a bigger refrigerator! evil grin Maybe two of those commercial jobs?

I think you can get away with a 24x6 table for the static display, but you're probably going to want to get to a 9 foot wide table for playing (knowing that the middle 3 feet are going to be just about inaccessible).

yarkshire gamer22 Sep 2016 2:32 p.m. PST

We have sorted the display table out tonight with some Auto CAD magic, a T shape with 12 x 4 as the top of the T and 12 x 8 as the bottom of the T giving 16 ft x 8.

Done some work on the fast play version of the rules tonight as well. Happy days.

Regards Ken

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 4:57 p.m. PST

Impressive effort!! Good luck on the eventual game.


Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 5:30 p.m. PST

That's terrible! Just awful! Horrible! This means there won't be any more progress photos forthcoming….!

Unless you do the Russian fleet next…

- Ix

coopman Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 5:53 p.m. PST

Great accomplishment and something to be really proud of.

21eRegt Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 8:22 p.m. PST

We're not worthy! We're not worthy! (bowing profusely)

Seriously, this is an amazing piece of work.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2016 8:08 a.m. PST

Outstanding accomplishment!

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2016 10:48 a.m. PST

Excellent. Have you informed the Admiralty of your project – might be a nice thing for them to have on file.

Just a thought, but given that the Jutland battlefield was "about the size of Yorkshire", here is a suggestion for making the battle more "gameable".

1) Set up in a warehouse, or similar large/open space I'll let you decide indoors or outdoors, but remember that not everyone is as tough as us Tykes.
2) Deploy the different squadrons (both sides) on one or more tables.
3) Move the tables (carefully!) to indicate the positions of the squadrons relative to each other.

This means there are no "unreachable" areas, but you can still move each ship.

Lion in the Stars23 Sep 2016 1:40 p.m. PST

@Supercilius Maximus: Excellent idea!

KTravlos Inactive Member23 Sep 2016 2:12 p.m. PST

Good Show!

Doctor X23 Sep 2016 10:45 p.m. PST

Big area, just move the tables…that's the outside the box thinking I always look for.

Brilliant Super M!

Doctor X23 Sep 2016 10:47 p.m. PST

And again, Awesome effort to you Ken. You started and finished a project. Do you realize the angst you provoke in the rest of us by doing that?

yarkshire gamer24 Sep 2016 1:31 a.m. PST

Before I go back to fitting wheels on the tables I will say thank you for the ideas and kind words.

Doctor X, in my defence it is probably the first project I have ever actually finished, it's definitely to soon to change from Yarkshire Gamer to Project Finisher ;-)

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Charlie 1224 Sep 2016 2:24 p.m. PST

Very impressive! I did the same in 1/6000 (a whole easier than 1/3000,, to be sure!). You did a lot of work, but the results look fabulous! (And you're making the rest of us lazy slobs with gobs of unfinished projects look bad!grin)


yarkshire gamer24 Sep 2016 6:18 p.m. PST

Cheers Charlie 12,

If they were 1/3000 I would be a richer man !

Sadly for the wallet they are 1/2400.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Charlie 1226 Sep 2016 6:51 p.m. PST

If they were 1/3000 I would be a richer man !

Sadly for the wallet they are 1/2400.

Oops! My bad! But its only money (cough! cough!). And if you didn't spent it on these essentials, you'd blow it on useless luxuries (like food, clothing, housing….).

Just wish I wasn't a pond and a continent away. Would love to see these beauties in action!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2016 3:42 p.m. PST

Money well spent. :-)

That's quite an accomplishment, sir. I wish you the joy of many games with this treasure.

- Ix

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2016 9:05 a.m. PST

Threat collection. I have a few ships for smaller actions like the Coronel or Falklands. However, any bigger and my inclination is to drop down to 1/6000.

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