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Nottingham Wargames11 Feb 2021 9:19 a.m. PST



See more images of this game at our club's new blog site:


John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 9:31 a.m. PST

Wow! 1/700 scale. That's quite impressive! thumbs up
How are they based? they look good!



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 9:48 a.m. PST

Right up your alley, John.

Nottingham Wargames11 Feb 2021 10:00 a.m. PST

They are based on 2mm MDF, John, with some bathroom grout to create waves.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

Very impressive presentation.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 1:56 p.m. PST

Ostrowski that's an excellent collection! What rules are you folks using? I just am very impressed.

Yeah Joe, you're right about that! I was gifted most of the Japanese Fleet for WWII built and painted by a master modeler. I own a load of other ships for the Germans, Brits and Americans as well. I love the scale! I think it's a great fit for naval gaming. I used the old crumple up wax paper for my water effects. My biggest issue it what rules to use for them.

Joe1870 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 2:37 p.m. PST

Yes, what rules are you using? I'd love to know.

d88mm194011 Feb 2021 9:15 p.m. PST

I used to game in this scale using "Kamikaze!", by Steve Jackson from an old gamers magazine.
Fun rules originally intended for 1/1200 models.
I played around with the stats to have US aircraft attack Japanese ships.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 10:53 p.m. PST

That looks simply awful! That game deserves much higher resolution photographs. grin

Seriously, those pictures are tiny. That's nice for email, but showing off a large fleet of 1/700 carriers and escorts deserves much bigger photos. Can you scale them up?

- Ix

Nottingham Wargames12 Feb 2021 3:32 a.m. PST

Photo Size: I've uploaded some better images onto the club blog site.

Rules: Homemade rules focussing on gaming the great flat top actions of 1942. Carrier groups must locate one another, then decide when to launch air strikes. Air strikes must try not to get lost en route and get through AA defences to attack enemy carriers. No ship vs ship combat is envisaged. The cruisers and destroyers depicted are merely AA platforms to protect their carrier.
One negative to the rules is that it becomes a game of chance. One lucky observation; one air strike that gets lost; one lucky torpedo strike that sinks a carrier, or two, and it's pretty much game over!

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Feb 2021 11:53 a.m. PST

Wow, I like the new pics! I know General Quarters has a section about doing a Carrier battle with squadrons. Just never have used it.



Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2021 11:57 a.m. PST

I've uploaded some better images onto the club blog site.

Nice work.

This view of the Enterprise really hurts, though.

Are the US aircraft insignia decals? In… 1/700 scale?

Nottingham Wargames13 Feb 2021 2:22 a.m. PST

Yes, Dom's Decals:


They are actually 1/600th but they work OK and they fit the 1/600th 'Tumbling Dice' Aircraft that I used for the aircraft in flight:

Widowson23 Feb 2021 4:28 p.m. PST

That entire room is the club? Wow. Here in northern California, I can't find any space or room that is used for miniature wargames. Nadda.

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