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Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2020 9:40 a.m. PST

Today, we did a Coastal Forces game (using my rules link ) at our club.
The write up is on my blog, if you want to see how it went!



Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2020 10:16 a.m. PST

Pretty convincing table cover. What did you use?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2020 10:55 a.m. PST

Its actually some cheap grey jacket lining material from a haberdashery in Newcastle upon Tyne.
We scrunch it up in a plastic bag after each game.
We have to put a conventional green fabric cloth on the table first to stop the fine grey cloth from wafting off!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2020 1:48 p.m. PST

That's a great find.

Stoppage09 Sep 2020 12:22 p.m. PST

Weird – was talking to a Hullensian (quite aged) last night about armed trawlers – he reckoned they were very nasty.

Father started out on them mid-war. I seem to remember him talking about their wooden hulls being good for mine-sweeping and u-boat detection.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2020 6:21 p.m. PST

Indeed Stoppage! I read a book about armed trawlers some years ago and the advantage in minesweeping was noted, especially in regard to magnetic mines. Depth charges were limited in number, and the slow speed, as well as the tendancy of trawlers to roll in rough seas made them less good against U-Boats, though still useful. The Author of that book said they felt they were so small no self respecting U-Boat crew would waste a torpedo on them!

Stoppage12 Sep 2020 3:45 a.m. PST

Later on he then moved to submarines in the Mediterranean.

Sobering to think that – whilst I was enjoying lunch on the hill overlooking Dubrovnik – he, 70 odd years before, had
been laying mines in the harbour.

GUNBOAT15 Sep 2020 8:48 a.m. PST

Nice game
My father did lots of East Cost Convoys in a V and W destroyer hard work a lot the time no much sleep.
Put on with two club members a big Convoy game/display at the local fete in the hall that my club use .

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