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Admiral Rich19 May 2022 10:35 a.m. PST

While we are all awaiting the final PEL, here is a peek at the AOTF games scheduled for HISTORICON:

Friday, 22 July 0900 1300 The Naval Battle of Tunis Franco-Italian War of 1901
GM: Rich Sartore / Location: Independence B / Players: 8

After the French acquisition of Tunis in 1881, Italian aspirations regarding Tripoli were generally recognized by the Great Powers but tensions between the two countries eventually led to armed conflict in North Africa when Italy began a naval blockade of Tunis. In May of 1901, Italian battleships and cruisers meet their French counterparts in the Gulf of Tunis and the battle begins…


Friday, 22 July 1930 0030 Scarborough Raid: Main Fleet Action
GM: Mitchell King / Location: Independence B / Players: 12

The British Admiralty learned of plans for a German battlecruiser raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby. Jellicoe protested splitting his fleet but sent four battlecruisers and six dreadnoughts as ordered incorrectly believing that the dreadnoughts of the High Seas Fleet would not be involved. Good scouting informed Admiral Ingenohl of his opportunity to defeat part of the British fleet and he ordered his two squadrons of 14 dreadnoughts to close for action and spring the trap.


Saturday, 23 July 1400 1800 Frankendorski: A Counterfactual of The Classic Naval Battle
GM: Jack Joyner / Location: Independence B / Players: 8

As CINC of the IJN 5th Fleet, Vice Admiral Hosogaya is tasked with supporting the tenuous hold on the Komandorski Islands with additional units temporarily assigned to his command to ensure success: the battleships KONGO and HARUNA. After sharing his analysis of these actions with USPACFLT, Rear Admiral Charles H. "Soc(rates)" McMorris' Task Group 16.6 is reinforced with PENNSYLVANIA and additional cruisers. The ensuing struggle will determine the future of IJN presence there as well as the Aleutians Islands chain.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2022 5:49 a.m. PST

I had a chance to finally play these rules at the recent HMGS-South Recon convention in Orlando. Was a lot of fun and would definitely play again. This is NOT SeaKrieg light. Game moves along nicely. I really enjoyed the fact that unless damage was visible (fire, listing, falling out of line) you had no idea how badly you are hurting the opposing ships. Nice touch! If you have any interest in naval games you are going to want to try this one.

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2022 9:19 a.m. PST

Very nice. I'll be there.

Dale

ww2navyguy20 May 2022 4:15 p.m. PST

I also played the new rules at HMGS-South at Recon. Really enjoyed the game. It really moved along nicely. I hope to play another game at Hurricon in late September.

Military Miniature Magazine23 May 2022 2:17 a.m. PST

That's quite the schedule! We can't wait.

Admiral Rich23 May 2022 6:06 a.m. PST

Eddie Carlson (an independent game reviewer) just posted a rather lengthy "out of the box" overview of AOTF on YouTube: youtu.be/CUcy1mqD47U

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