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04 Jul 2018 4:43 a.m. PST
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Field Marshal04 Jul 2018 3:29 a.m. PST

I'm thinking I would like to grab eureka's boats with Ahab etc and maybe put on a game at the club. Anyone recommend any rules to me?

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 5:24 a.m. PST

Hope this works, the Greenpeace version:
PDF link

Also, Wargames Illustrated #99, I think, has the more traditional whale hunting rules

axabrax04 Jul 2018 7:49 a.m. PST

You might try to adapt Mammilian Mayhem, which is quite a good set for animal hunting on land.

BillyNM04 Jul 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

I have a pdf of WI#99 with the article mjkerner, mentions 'Moby Dick – the Wargame by Chris Peers'. I could email screen shots of the relevant pages if you can't get it any other way.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

I never would of thought that Moby Dick / whale hunting could be a miniature game, but now I think that is an amazing idea.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member04 Jul 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

And if too many save the whale protesters try to stop the game, pull out a Kraken figure instead. Or perhaps a sea serpent. :)

You need to always have a "Plan B". After all, the show must go on!







iceaxe Inactive Member04 Jul 2018 4:43 p.m. PST

Try an email to Eureka, I know they. or some of their minions, ran some games at a Games Day when the figures were releaased.

Field Marshal04 Jul 2018 6:50 p.m. PST

Thanks guys @CC im going to add a Kraken to the game now! Have to look for a good waterline 28mm one!

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member05 Jul 2018 9:42 a.m. PST


Perhaps if you can find some tentacles* for this one?


Reaper has a few versions. This is just one:


Like I said, if you are suddenly surrounded by an angry crowd carrying save the whales picket signs (and perhaps torches and pitchforks), just take out the Kraken and make them all look silly. :)

Always have a Plan B. And C, D …

* Or are these the ones for that piece?
Or maybe those go with this guy:

Minibeady06 Jul 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

BillyNM- Is there any way I could get those rules email to me? I've been building up a hoard of 15mm boats, and need some good rules for Whalin' Men.
If so, I'd very much appreciate it, minibeady(@)

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member29 Sep 2018 10:42 p.m. PST

So, how is that whaling or Kraken-ing game coming along? :)


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