Tuesday 5 September 2023

A Return to Rugen 1864

I spotted this via the Naval Wargaming Historical FB group today:

https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/the-camaleon-class-prussian-home-water-gunboats-1864?fbclid=IwAR3kWdHCpmiJepNCdJsWrWJEc59Z75U0mrwSi9v9F_agQYvQqu4vyFjKC8g

It reminded me of my long postponed project to wargame the Battle of Rugen / Jasmund in 1/2400th using Tumbling Dice models and Broadside and Ram. I actually got quite far with this including basing up all the boats and ships for the Prussians, Danes and Austrians, the latter for Heligoland, but then shoved them in a box for a rainy day, 

http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.com/2019/07/tumbling-dice-ships-for-jasmund-rugen.html?m=1

I did actually play the game as a scenario using cardboard counters but it wasn't quite the same. Perhaps I should get one of those new fangled 3D printer things and have another go in 1/600th or even better 1/1200th scale?

2 comments:

  1. Here are some that seems nice for the conflict. I haven't purchased them myself yet, so can't tell about the details:
    Second Schleswig War Navies by Twylite Games:
    https://www.wargamevault.com/product/103138/Second-Schleswig-War-Navies

    The company that published this on Wargames Vault also have other 3D fleets for some less known conflicts.

    PS: I don't know what happened here. My post of the 3D fleet at Wargame Vault first became anonymous, then disappeared - with your answer to it still being here... I post it again in case someone wants to play this, and finds your post.

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