The recently published book on the F-P game which includes full rules and instructions on how to play the game. Link
The Sheffield Wargames Society post-Christmas games day this year provided the setting for a run through of the Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame. I had mentioned this to everyone at the club a couple of weeks previously and Mark Hides had been kind enough to mention it on the SWS website
In the event I had 12 players and an umpire team of three - myself, Martin R and Wg Cdr Luddite.
I opened proceedings with a brief history of the Fletcher-Pratt game and mentioned that like many others, I had first encountered it in Don Featherstone's Naval War Games book - in my case sometime in the mid 1970s.
The cherished but battered copy I have owned since 1985. An expanded reprint is now available.
An example ship card produced with the aid of The History of Wargaming website
Battlecruiser: Glory-less (flagship) - this was my Hood-based recreation of the Glorious as originally built.
Heavy Cruisers: Kent, Suffolk
Light Cruisers: Ajax, Leander
Destroyers: Afridi, Ashanti, Bedouin, Cossack, Eskimo
Unknown to the British, the Kriegsmarine had sent Gneisenau and destroyer Z32 north to replace Scharnhorst in the fjord.
What could possibly go wrong?
Next time - battle is joined - including photos of toy ships, golf tees and large feet!