John Curry takes us through the history of the FP wargame.
Japanese naval units included three destroyers - alarmingly of the 'Kamakazie' class...
...and a battlecruiser 'Kirishima'.
The paper strips on stands were used to represent squadrons of aircraft.
The first air attack goes in on the convoy.
Kirishima gets a hit on a light cruiser.
A firing arrow is placed for a firther salvo.
Rather unsportingly, the Brits responded with a swarm of torpedo bombers which bore down on Kirishima. Due to skillful ship handling (and blind luck) they all missed.
Hits are scored on a second light cruiser, thus proving that big guns still have their place in naval warfare!