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The Wargames Room11 Nov 2023 6:50 p.m. PST

Friday evening provided an opportunity for my opponent and I to deploy some 1/3000th vessels in a scenario influenced by the historical battle fought in November 1940.

You can find the background to our scenario as well as a link to the action report here. link

Joe1870 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2023 5:12 a.m. PST

That looks great. BYW, how did you make your splash markers?

Grelber12 Nov 2023 10:05 a.m. PST

Interesting game! I'd been vaguely wondering about trying to recreate the night raids on Italian convoys to Albania in 1940-41. Must go check out Navwar to see if they carry the ships I would need.


Personal logo foxbat Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2023 12:02 p.m. PST

Nice minis & report.
I've played NT night actions, I proceed like this : both players draw a sketch plotting roughly their forces' position, heading and speed. They are allowed to change these dispositions only when they come within detection range : 20" IIRC for night vision, 40" for radar. This usually allows radar equipped forces to reposition for a turn, two at most, before engaging.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2023 6:06 p.m. PST

Nice game! Thanks for sharing

The Wargames Room13 Nov 2023 7:55 p.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback.

The splash markers are and end of a toothpick cut and mounted through a small hole in a square of plasticard. Once dry it is covered in a small amount of what we know here as no more gaps, a caulking compound. The is then painted.

I like your suggestion for manoeuvre before visibility and appreciate you posting them.

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