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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 12:07 p.m. PST

"The era between the end of the American Civil War and the outbreak of World War 1 saw only a few fleet actions between naval powers, though three of these – the Battles of Manila Bay, Santiago and Tsu-Shima – were to have major consequences for the history of the 2oth Century and beyond. At a smaller scale however two engagements between the fleets of Greece and Turkey were to have major local significance and it is with the first of these, the Battle of Elli in December 1912, with which this article is concerned. One notable aspect of the battle is that it mixed outdated relics of the ironclad age with ultra-modern vessels, some of which were to go on to play active roles in both World Wars…."
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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 1:25 p.m. PST

Right about never having heard of it – interesting how a battle with so few casualties had such a big impact

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)

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foxbat12 May 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

You'll find detailed maps of the battle there :

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as well as another page on the next – and last – abttle of the naval campaign, Lemnos :

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BTW, WTJ is doing all the Greek ships of these battles, as well as the 2 German madeTurkish battleships, but unfortunately not yet the upgraded ironclads that supplelented them. *sad*

Maxshadow12 May 2018 7:28 p.m. PST

Oh my goodness I've just this minute finished reading about this battle! Good timing. I've started ordering figures for the land war. So I'll need to find another source for the old iron clads then.

Alan Lauder15 May 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

Oh Elli is a favourite of mine. Even managed to passably scratch build the ships as well.

Here's a post of my first attempt at this scenario back in 2016 with Grand Fleets 3 – which has the Tsar & Emperor supplement with an Elli scenario: link

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