Naval Wargaming in Sydney?

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Naval Wargaming in Sydney?

Post by JasonB » Tue May 26, 2009 7:09 pm

OK so who wargames with little ships and the like in Sydney? I have started painting up my GHQ WW2 German and British stuff that i have and owuld love to do some gaming.....I have no idea on rules.

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Post by JasonB » Sat May 30, 2009 2:58 pm

::taps microphone:: Is this thing on?

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Post by Phantom Agent » Sat May 30, 2009 4:08 pm

there are some who play..not much of the WW2 naval though...more WW1 or Pre-Dreads, we have used General Quarters for our rules..not bad, easy to play, making up the ships stat cards is probably the most difficult part especially for the pre-dreads...

Here's part of the naval forces present at Tsushima.....
The Mikasa:
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Post by Phantom Agent » Sat May 30, 2009 4:09 pm

The Poltava:
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Post by Phantom Agent » Sat May 30, 2009 4:14 pm

and the Tsarevich:
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Re: Naval Wargaming in Sydney?

Post by JasonB » Sat May 30, 2009 5:19 pm

Nice stuff.......Tsushima has always tempted me and have nearly bought the fleets in 1:6000 but my real love is WW2 ....I am looking forward to Mal Wrights convoy rules when they get released.....

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Post by Incitatus » Sat May 30, 2009 5:45 pm

The Cumberland Association used to play a bit of Close Quarters about twenty years ago. I can recall a particularly disastrous World War One campaign where was it Starkadder who was responsible for getting the entire Allied fleet in the Med sunk in an afternoon. He had used his famous and unique vortex of the whirlpool naval deployment, leading the French, Italians and Brits straight down the plughole!

The unscathed Austrians subsequently broke out and joined up with the Germans in the Channel, destroying the Brits piecemeal. World War One ended very quickly and we have all been eating sausage and drinking pilsener ever since! :oops:

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Re: Naval Wargaming in Sydney?

Post by Bluewillow » Sat May 30, 2009 6:28 pm

Chris Llyod has a bunch of stuff contact him jason

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Sat May 30, 2009 9:51 pm

As blue willow can attest I have a large shoe box full of ships, many of which Admiral De Starkadder led to the bottom of the Med and many that provided both sides of that amazing early 1915 version of Jutland that saw much of the Grand fleet sent to the bottom of the North Sea by Admiral Von Bertsos of the high See Fleet and its Austrians allies..i cannot remember who was the Admiral who managed to lose the War in an afternoon..and then there was that crazy Tushima game we played on Pearl Harbour Day across the floor at Annandale..I think I am too old to get down on the floor now..

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Post by chrism » Sat May 30, 2009 10:11 pm

On day I will find my French Dreadnaught Fleet.......Still sailing around the Indo-China Seas chasing a Japanese Fleet I guess.

Admiral 'Tsushima' Manning and I got little sleep that weekend.

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Sat May 30, 2009 10:49 pm

ah that weekend yes , we kept moving the table cloth and you went home at 4 in the morning and was back about nine to battle on well into the after noon..and you had begun the saturday morning as I remember..

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Post by chrism » Sat May 30, 2009 11:42 pm

Them was the days........torpedoes away!

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Post by Incitatus » Sun May 31, 2009 12:40 pm

Yes those little ships were a lot of fun.

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Post by Bluewillow » Sun May 31, 2009 3:36 pm

As blue willow can attest I have a large shoe box full of ships, many of which Admiral De Starkadder led to the bottom of the Med and many that provided both sides of that amazing early 1915 version of Jutland that saw much of the Grand fleet sent to the bottom of the North Sea by Admiral Von Bertsos of the high See Fleet and its Austrians allies..i cannot remember who was the Admiral who managed to lose the War in an afternoon..and then there was that crazy Tushima game we played on Pearl Harbour Day across the floor at Annandale..I think I am too old to get down on the floor now..
yes boxes of the blighters, one day we will game with those, hopefully with assistants pushing them around for the older Admiral's :D
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Re: Naval Wargaming in Sydney?

Post by Mal wright » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:31 pm

There are quite a lot of naval gamers in Sydney. Chris Lloyd is a good contact.
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