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yarkshire gamer13 Dec 2016 10:20 a.m. PST



Last month we managed to get a bit of time on the Jutland game clock down at the RAGE Event at The Royal Armouries in Leeds.

We ended up being short of players but still had a good time, it's quite a lengthy post in which I discuss the difficulties of putting the game on and the rules tweaks that were needed. There is lots of pictures too to keep you interested.

Looking forward to its next outing, watch this space.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

idontbelieveit Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 11:20 a.m. PST

We put on Jutland here earlier this year. Also in 2400. We used multiple tables that were mobile so we could slide them together and apart to stay in front of the fleets. Definitely need more space and need more players. I think we had 10 for the full action.

We used GQ3 and it was at the right level – it did take us a day and a half. What were the base ruleset you were using?

yarkshire gamer13 Dec 2016 12:30 p.m. PST


The rules are Yarkshires Finest Home Brew around the same complexity as GQ3 but very different in mechanisms.

Regards Ken

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 5:45 p.m. PST

Awesome! Good to see the hard work come to fruition.

You're lucky it's such a hellish commute from California to Yorkshire, or I'd be hanging around all your games like a dog at the dinner table. :-)

- Ix

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 5:51 p.m. PST

Nice work.

Shardik14 Dec 2016 2:47 p.m. PST

Very impressive. If only they made smaller golf tees though!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2016 3:33 p.m. PST

Litko makes a couple sizes of smaller golf tees, and they only cost an arm and a leg! :-)

- Ix

yarkshire gamer14 Dec 2016 10:02 p.m. PST


I've discussed the shell splash thing before, the main summary is,

1) Shell splashes from High Calibre shells are massive (see above from a 15" shell)

2) Cost wise I can buy hundreds of golf tees for the cost of 6 litko (which compared with above are too small). There are a lot of ships at Jutland.

3) They are not just pretty shell splashes, they are representative, they have a big use in the game showing fall of shot for individual ships (if you look closely they are all marked as such). They also record ranging shots and hits.

4) Because of their game play function they need to be large enough for fat Fingered middle aged gamers to easily pick up and change the marker rings without using tweezers and a magnifying glass.

I like the look of them when crouched down looking across an 18 Foot table with 248 ships on.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

4th Cuirassier18 Dec 2016 4:50 p.m. PST


How much do you reckon you've spent amassing these navies?

I look at the price of one GHQ BC and my eyes water. Just the battlelines would use up most of a Big One.

yarkshire gamer18 Dec 2016 5:57 p.m. PST

Good question matey, a lot, let's see,

44 Dreadnoughts at £13.10 GBP each = £576.40 GBP
6 Pre Dreadnoughts at £9.25 GBP each = £55.50 GBP
14 Battlecruisers at £13.10 GBP each = £183.40 GBP
8 Armoured Cruisers at £9.25 GBP each = £74.00 GBP
37 Light Cruisers at £8.15 GBP each = £301.55 GBP
140 Destroyers / Torpedo Boats at £2.05 GBP each = £287.00 GBP

For a Grand Total of £1,477.85 GBP or about $1,850 USD

It was probably slightly less as some ships came from WTJ which are cheaper but postage and tax eats up a lot of the difference.

However the total cost doesn't include the 3d printer to make Engadine ! The sea cloths are about £45.00 GBP each and there are six of those.

It's a good job Mrs Yarkshire doesn't read TMP !

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

4th Cuirassier22 Dec 2016 10:51 a.m. PST

So about the price of two 500-figure 28mm horse and musket armies then; but a lot quicker to paint…

yarkshire gamer23 Dec 2016 2:56 a.m. PST

And great for holding up those handy notes on your refrigerator;-)

Renny Borthwick26 Mar 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

Hi Ken – Yarkshire Gamer :)

Any idea if or when you will be doing this again? I'm a bit of a WW1 fan and would love to get involved.


w4golf Inactive Member28 Mar 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

1) Your ships are beautiful. I'm just beginning, but your ships are wonderful compared to my fledgling attempts. The game looks magnificent.

2) I kind of like the golf tees. I could see chopping them off a bit, maybe getting rid of the pointy tips just in case there's an accident, but I don't mind them at all.

3) Thanks for the great report.

yarkshire gamer29 Mar 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

Hi Renny, I am hoping to get the game out and about this year but just had a month full of real life guff to sort, will post on here if we go on tour.

Cheers w4golf, glad to have inspired. Having 28mm ECW Armies with sharp metal points, I have no fear of plastic golf tees !

Regards Ken

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