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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

I remember seeing a blog post, years ago, on doing the 2nd Battle of Trafalgar in 1905. Based on a short novel written around that time. Looking for a possible OOB. British vs French.
Sorry about repost 1st one got eaten by the bug.

David Manley26 Jul 2017 8:31 p.m. PST

Based on the book "Trafalgar Refought" by William Laura Clowes, I ran this as a game at the Naval Wargames Show at Fort Brockhurst back in the 1990s using "Fire When Ready". I'll see if I can find my papers from the day with the orbat details

attilathepun47 Inactive Member26 Jul 2017 8:41 p.m. PST

One small, largely irrelevant correction: The name of the book's author was William Laird Clowes, a well known naval historian of that era.

NCC1717 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 3:59 a.m. PST

These tables showing the lists of ships are from "Trafalgar Refought":

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David Manley27 Jul 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Laura, Laird, whats a little error in smartphone autocorrection :)

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

Awesome thanks guys! Any rule suggestions

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

And every Scottish land holder becomes Laura? Technology…

Thanks all, especially NCC1717; never even considered such, and Avalanche had me thinking about a LOT of match ups.


Edit: Wait, Franco-Spanish in 1905? I've GOT to find this book!

NCC1717 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Scans of the British and Allied orders of battle from "Trafalgar Refought" are attached:

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Bozkashi Jones30 Jul 2017 3:27 p.m. PST

Oddly enough I've thought about Trafalgar 1905 with RN vs. Russia; the idea being that the Dogger Bank Incident triggered a naval war between the two. The date doesn't quite work as the Russian Fleet had got as far as Madagascar by 1905, but the idea still has appeal…

There again, going back to the OP, RN vs. France with pre-dreads – what's not to like!


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