Saturday 3 February 2024

River Plate and Denmark Strait

 



I spent some enjoyable hours today working out the scenarios for Find, Fix and Strike, then word-processing the scenario briefings and ship sheets for the game next week. I think I have devised scenario objectives that will work but you never know if, during the heat of action, if they will give a good game. I think the balance is about right and also encourages historical tactics but we will have to wait and see. I've also been assembling some Tumbling Dice spotter aircraft to use for the River Plate action, as the Royal Navy will have a Seafox in the air at the start of the game. As I was doing the Seafox models anyway, I also glued together a Supermarine Walrus and two Arado Ar196 floatplanes, as I'll need them for the Norwegian Campaign later on.

3 comments:

  1. Jim I spotted a typo in the River Plate briefing. In the objectives it says must sink HMS York and it should be HMS Exeter. I always find the River Plate to be an interesting tactical game as the RN try to shorten the range to something where they can do damage and the Graf Spee attempts to stay outside that range. I'm looking forward to the AAR.

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  2. Whenever I try out a new set of WW2 naval rules these two scenarios are my 'go to' - I've gamed them so many times they're perfect to gauge whether a new set of rules plays realistically with believable results

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