Sunday, 31 July 2016

S Boats in Action


This is what I'm reading now and it is very interesting as it gives the other side of the coastal forces story, rather than the usual British perspective. The chapter on the East Coast convoys is a case in point, as it shows just how difficult it was for the S Boats to penetrate the destroyer screen and to avoid detection. The chapter on the English Channel and the Western Approaches also looks good but I'm not quite there yet!



I actually have a decent sized force of 1/600 S Boats, MGB's and MTB's that I put together a couple of years ago, just requiring the addition of some merchant shipping to be ready for action. I should get some coasters, tankers and colliers assembled so that I can make use of the coastal forces that I've already got. I'm sure someone at the club would be interested?

A project to pick up and wrap up in the Autumn I think!

4 comments:

  1. You should try this as well - an excellent read, and lots of great scenario ideas.....

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Schnellboote-Lawrence-Paterson/dp/1848320833

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  2. Thanks David...another one for the library!

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  3. I've always wanted to try ww2 coastal warfare - got a few bits myself ... err ... somewhere! What rules would you use?

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  4. Probably Action Stations and/or the TFL rules Coastal Patrol, but I have several so it would anything goes really.

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