|Contents of Latest Issues|
| ||The newsletter of naval combat, with primary focus on the 20th Century. Also includes model news and reviews.|
|Editor||David Manley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Publisher||Naval Wargames Society|
The Naval Wargames Society was kind enough to send us a sample issue of their publication, and this article is based on that copy of Battlefleet.
Many club publications are strictly amateur, but judging from one issue of Battlefleet, I have to say that I'm impressed. The articles are well-written, and wide ranging (much further than the 20th Century focus which the club states as its goal).
Articles from this issue:
|Invasion July 1940||An 8-page scenario based on events in the what-if novel, INVASION (about the German invasion of Great Britain in WWII). Rival cruiser squadrons fight it out off the shores of France. Not your run-of-the-mill WWII scenario...|
|Beyond Hampton Roads||A 6-page "pocket guide" to naval wargaming the American Civil War. Describes the coastal blockade, riverine warfare, some "might have been" possibilities, and lists suppliers of rules, reference books, and models.|
|Naval Battles of the Russo-Japanese War, Part II||The prize here is an 8-page set of operational rules for the Port Arthur naval campaign, complete with maps (but no Orders of Battle - perhaps included in Part I?). Also in Part II are Orders of Battle for the 10 major battles of the war.|
| England's Armada|
The Expedition to Portugal 1589
|A fascinating piece of obscure history - namely, England's missed opportunity following the demise of the Spanish Armada. 4 pages, including maps.|
|Book Reviews||Nelson's Favorite - HMS Agamemnon at War, 1781-1809|
|Signals from the Falklands|
|Shingle Street, Flame, Chemical and Psychological Warfare in 1940, and the Nazi Invasion that never was|
|The Painter's Guide to WW2 Naval Camouflage|
The articles are well done, the authors appear to know what they are talking about, and the issue covers a wide spread of naval wargaming. In this issue, the editor has also brought together a nice blend of scenarios, campaign rules, and historical background.
If naval wargaming interests you, then you'll have to consider subscribing to Battlefleet.
(By the way, a subscription to the magazine is the same as a membership in the Naval Wargaming Society -- and with membership comes a discount from more than a dozen wargaming companies.)
|26 December 1997||new editor|
|5 July 1997||link to latest issues|
|14 June 1997||reorganized|
|13 May 1997||reorganized|
|11 March 1997||page first published|
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