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Tango0119 May 2023 9:06 p.m. PST

"I bet you think I am repeating myself. Naval wargames last week, naval wargaming this week. Aside from trying to reduce further the number of readers of the blog, you might be forgiven for wondering what is going on here. The answer is, of course, another wander down the odd recesses of memory lane, or at least, my memory lane. As you might have noticed, it has some very odd recesses.

Anyway, today's memory is a bit more recent than some of the others:

Hague, P., Naval Wargaming: From Ancient Galleys to Modern U-Boats, Yeovil, PSL, 1992…."

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Big Red Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2023 3:53 a.m. PST

I found Paul Hague's Sea Battles in Miniature inspirational.

Tango0120 May 2023 3:16 p.m. PST

Me too…


Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 May 2023 6:25 p.m. PST

I sleep with my copy under my pillow. The end sheet showing the torpedo boats attacking the anchored British fleet sparked my first scratchbuilds in 1984.

colkitto21 May 2023 1:28 a.m. PST

Best wargames book ever. But who was Paul Hague, and what became of him? I hope he knows how much pleasure we've all had from his two books.

Prince Alberts Revenge21 May 2023 9:40 a.m. PST

Hague's book was probably my biggest inspiration for immersing myself in the hobby. I used to check it out at the public library nonstop and it inspired me to craft fleets of miniature ironclads and ancient galleys.

When I was old enough, I purchased the book myself and constantly read through his battle reports and peruse the pages.

Tango0121 May 2023 3:52 p.m. PST



The Wishful Wargamer10 Jul 2023 5:56 a.m. PST

I bought Paul Hague's Sea Battles in Miniature in 1981 with my birthday money. I still have it, sitting on my bookshelf behind me as I type this, alongside his Naval Wargaming (bought much later). And in boxes above are the dreadnoughts and galleys I made following his instructions. And just for fun here are some blog posts using some of those original models.


Tango0110 Jul 2023 4:31 p.m. PST

Thanks also…


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