Saturday, 14 February 2015

Mini Jutland - part 1

This was a game run at the Sheffield club by John A and used his 1/3000 ships.  The rules were entitles '1 Hour WW1 Naval Warfare' and were written by John A and Martin R having been adapted from a set they found on the interwebnet AMW Yahoo Group: '1 Hour WW2 Naval Warfare' by richinq.
The 'Jutland' scenario was as follows:
British Grand Fleet
Jellicoe - 3 dreadnoughts, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer.  Beatty - 1 battlecruiser, 1 cruiser, 2 destroyers.
German High Seas Fleet
Scheer - 2 dreadnoughts, 1 pre-dreadnought, 1 destroyer.  Hipper - 1 battlecruiser, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer.
Martin R was Scheer, Richard H was Hipper.  The RN has the dubious benefit of being commanded by the 'Two Tims'.  Tim C was Jellicoe while Beatty was played by your humble correspondent - attracted by the lure of dashing around in fast ships without the responsibility of overall command!
Above can be seen my squadron (extreme left and the two DDs on the right).
The German BC was soon getting a proper pasting.  My two DDs are carrying out a Jack Hawkins inspired torpedo attack.
The RN main force.
Things looking grim for Hipper  - top right.
First blood went to my brave chaps - here Hipper's BC goes down while his cruiser limps off.
So what could possibly go wrong for the RN?


itchy's wargames said...

cracking game really enjoyed it even though my ships are now at the bottom .

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Cool bath-tub battle :)

Tim Gow said...

Itchy's wargames
I'd like to claim you are out-Admiraled, but since Beatty went down with the battlecruiser I'll have to say 'out-Captained'....

Tim Gow said...

Jutland in an hour? Oh yes!