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Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

Hi all;
We just recently played a game of Naval Thunder, the Battle of Tsushima 1905, using Houstons 1/1000 scale ships.
As my mind tends to do, I wondered about running a 1980s to present day refight with modern ships in 1/2400 scale.
I would use either Shipwreck rules or another set titled Naval Command.
Anyone tried this….where can I find a list of Japanese ship possibilities. Thanks

dragon624 Sep 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

Viking Forge has a several Japanese destroyer classes from the 1980s. GHQ has a few Russians, CinC has a few more. Superior Alnavco lists quite a few but most are not available. SeaWulf has a couple of Kotlins.

That is what is available for play

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 8:21 p.m. PST

Three of us played Victory Games 7TH Fleet many years ago. At one point the Russian player assembled his fleet and tried to break out into the Pacific from the Sea of Japan via the Tsushima. It was a major sortie by the Russian Fleet and it was a disaster. Only one lonely DDG made it out.


Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 8:41 p.m. PST

Thanks for the info;
Good stuff as always.
I already have several Soviet ships from GHQ and Viking Forge. Since they are ships more suited to the 2000s, I will probably build an opposing Jap force more current than the 1980s.
T. Callahan; that's kind of what I had in mind as a scenario.
I found a listing of the Japanese Maritime Defense Force on line.

Lion in the Stars25 Sep 2017 1:50 a.m. PST

The Japanese have a *very* competent submarine force that makes blue-water deployments (I've seen them in Hawaii before, rather interesting to see a huge Rising Sun flag in Pearl Harbor), and lots of hulls.

You'd probably have a good dozen subs present at a modern-day Battle of Tsushima.

CorroPredo25 Sep 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

Doesn't GHQ also have modern Japanese ships?

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

Hi CP;
yes they do (GHQ), I took some time last night and compared what they offer to what the Japanese ship strength is.
Hi LitS; I'm not sure what I'd do to represent the Subs and have them in the battle.
I'm thinking, just doing surface forces.
There are a quite a few great images I found on-line of ships flying the rising sun, it must have very interesting to see that sight at Pearl.

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