Monday, 26 February 2018

The Boats of Cherbourg


I'm reading this now, in preparation for the 1/700th modern coastal forces project, which I'm going to start next weekend time permitting. This is a cracking story and written in a very accessible style, so I'm whizzing through it in double quick time. I don't fancy wargaming the Arab-Israeli conflict, at least not the naval side of things, but I do have several variants of the Sa'ar Class FAC(M) and a single Reshef class FAC (M) from Skytrex that I will be using as the core of one of my 'Imaginations' fast attack flotillas.

6 comments:

  1. Excellent book, it was one of my more interesting sources when I was writing "Bulldogs Away" :)

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  2. It's about the only one I could find, apart from the usual technical books. I wonder if Osprey ever thought about a title for FAC's???

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  3. That was one of the books that got me interested in playing around with missile boats. I did a 1973 Arab-Israeli War at Sea mini-campaign, using "Bulldogs Away" to resolve the battles, years ago for my annual naval game. You can see a write-up in the January 2008 All Guns Blazing: http://www.navalwargamessociety.org/agb/AGB%202008%20-%2001.pdf

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  4. Copy ordered- thanks for the heads up.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  5. A cracking, Boys' Own read and one of my favourites, especially the first half where the author details the audacity of the ship's crews 'obtaining' their ships!

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  6. Look forward to this latest project of yours.

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