Monday 23 November 2020

Cold War French Task Force


Here's my proposed line up for the early 1980's Cold War French naval battle group, which can either be for carrier escort based on the Foch or an amphibious / anti-submarine warfare task force using Jeanne d'Arc as the key element;

FOCH [CV]


or 

JEANNE D'ARC [CGH]


DUQUESNE [DDG]


TOURVILLE  [FFG]



GEORGES LEYGUES / JEANNE DE VIENNE [FFG]



D'ESTIENNE D'OVRES [FSG]


AGOSTA [SS]


I have enough models to swap things around a bit, for example, including a second Tourville class frigate or three Georges Leygues class frigates, depending on the scenario and mission profile. A few things I haven't got are a dedicated amphibious ship, a fleet replenishment ship or fleet tanker, but I'm going to have a look at the Navwar modern range to fill the gaps. The aircraft and helicopters will be from Tumbling Dice in 1/600th scale, as I already have a few in my project pile and they are ideal for use with 1/3000th scale ships. Bof!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Jim,

    What rules are you planning to use with these? I have been thinking about something ‘Cold War turned hot’ related - too many reads of Red Storm Rising methinks!

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. I'll be using Naval Command from Rory Crabb..they look eminently straightforward, which makes life a bit less stressful.

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  2. Nice, looking forward to the completed task force

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    1. Me too, once they actually arrive in the post. In the meantime, I may well get a bit of painting practice with some 1/3000 Indonesian ships.

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  3. Why not both the Jean d'Arc and the Foch? :)

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