This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
Last night I had the chance to play with a new group of gamers and it was a blast. The game for the evening was a fictional Dreadnaught era naval fight pitting a combined Japanese and British Fleet against a American, German and Russian force. We used 1/1000 scale Houston ship models and the "Victory at Sea" rule set. I was given command of two Russian Battleships. This game was the first time for me with the Victory at Sea rules and they were both easy to pick up and fun. We did use a rule were player's had to guess the range of their targets (no pre-measuring!). That rule added a lot of fun - you can see my poor ranging abilities in the first picture as I bracket the lead Japanese battleship.
The second picture was taken a few turns later when our respective lines got to point blank range. You can still see that even when close, there were still some misses from bad range guesses. The game was called a few turns later as a victory for the Japanese and British. No ships where sunk in the engagement but the US battleship Iowa was in bad shape and my lead battleship was just about to go under. The game was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed both the era and meeting a great new group of gamers.
It was a grand evening and many thanks to Dick and his wife for being such gracious hosts.