Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Humo en el agua*

A recent visit to Sandhurst afforded an opportunity for PW and I to try out his Spanish Civil War naval game.  He had asked me to bring a couple of 'County' class cruisers (to stand in as the Nationalist Baleares and Canarias) and a WW1 destroyer.  The enemy were represented by three older cruisers and a pair of DDs.  In the game I represented the forces of law and order while P (rather ironically I thought) took the part of the priest-killers.
I'm afraid I only have three photos - taken on my iPhone - as most of the hour and a half was spent working through and chatting about the game mechanisms.  Above can be seen one of the Nationalist cruisers - with a load of 6 inch shells bouncing off her armour.  Sadly the subsequent torpedoes were less easily dissuaded.
Vengance, however, was swift.  Here is the Republican flagship cheerily ablaze after a battering by some 8-inch shells.  Needless to say, the disorganised Reds couldn't stop the fire and down she went.
Just in case you missed it - here is another view of P getting his feet wet.  Just to make sure of him a stray salvo hit his lifeboat.

*Go on then:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I do like your Fletcher Pratt naval games :)

Tim Gow said...

This wasn't actually a FP game, but Paul's own rules.