Sunday, 25 February 2018

Modern Naval Fast Attack


I'm wrapping up the MiG Alley / Bag the MiG project over the next week or so, leaving me free to do something a little bit different in the three weeks before the Easter break. I like the idea of some Soviet jet fighters in 1/600th scale, so I may well do that too, but it would be nice to have  a bit of a break from air wargaming for a change.

I don't want to start anything big yet, so have been thinking about either finishing off some 1/600th scale merchant ships for WW2 coastal warfare or, perhaps, putting together a couple of small flotillas of modern FAC's in 1/700th scale, ready to use with the Naval Command supplement that is coming out at some point soon?

This is an old idea of mine, first 'thunked up' way back in 2012:

http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/what-to-do-in-meeting-when-youre-really.html

I found my box of Skytrex and PT Dockyard models yesterday which re-kindled the original idea, as well as having some pre-built Dragon Soviet FAC's that just need a quick re-paint and basing to be sorted. The idea would be to create two small forces for an 'Imagi-nations' conflict set either in the Far East or in Central America sometime in the '70's or 80's. I'll have to give it some more thought.

4 comments:

  1. I'm really excited to see how this turns out. I think the very first historical wargame I ever owned was a hex and counter naval wargame called Fast Attack Boats by Yaquinto. I spent hours and hours and hours as a youngster roaring little cardboard counters of Isreali, Egyptian and Syrian boats around the blue hex map - launching missiles at each other and trying to finish each other off with guns... So I've got a wicked huge nostalgic hotspot for modern small attack craft!

    (hope it isn't another 6 years before the next update!)

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  2. Always fancied a go at this, particularly with Aircraft to, but limited by what is available in the UK.

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  3. I'm just going to use 1/600th Tumbling Dice planes...too nice not to use instead of those spindly plastic kit ones.

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  4. I'm hoping for six weeks this time!

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