Friday, 4 April 2014

Victory at Sea French Fleet [1]

After a bit of a think it looks like the Spanish are not a viable option for the club campaign as everyone else will be deploying battleships and carriers, leaving any cruiser based force at a distinct disadvantage. As a result, I've gone back to my first choice of a Free French and/or Vichy fleet, depending on which side needs my support in the Mediterranean.
This has the advantage of a heavy weight punch, in the form of the Richelieu and Dunkerque class battleships, some decent supporting firepower from the modernised dreadnoughts, some excellent heavy and light cruisers plus some modern, very fast destroyers. There are some weak elements to the fleet but, on the whole, it should have quite a presence.
There's also the Bearn to provide air cover and divebomber strike capability. There's even a decent submarine force, with the Suffren as an unusual, if slightly superfluous extra. To represent this lot, I've ordered a comprehensive selection of models from Navwar, which has a much wider and slightly cheaper range than Skytrex.
Were off France this evening, so I won't get round to painting and basing any of the French fleet until I get back. It'll be sitting on my doormat until then but will be the first thing on my project list for the end of the month. I'm looking forward to tackling this new project and getting some more games of Victory at Sea into the schedule.


  1. An interesting project. Looking forward to seeing how it develops.

  2. I'm sure you'll be happier with the French.



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