Saturday 23 March 2024

Rhubarbs and Roadsteads Revisited


I've been struggling to get anything done recently due to working full time and having busy weekends, so I've been rethinking some of my larger projects to scale them back to manageable proportions. One of these is the Arctic Eagles scenario development project for Bag the Hun, which I'm keen to do but which will also be a major commitment in terms of time and painting. 

Instead, I'm thinking of reviving my mid-war Westland Whirlwind themed project, which I've already developed to a point where about half a dozen historical scenarios are ready to be worked up for play testing. These focus on anti-shipping attacks against coastal convoys and ports in Brittany and the Channel Islands. 

I will need to paint up some Whirlwinds in 1/285th scale and some 1/600th scale ships, but both of these are already assembled and ready for painting, the latter killing two birds with one stone. Alternatively, I can use 1/600th scale aircraft as they are quick to paint anyway and look better on the table in terms of scale effect.

The only issue is how to make the scenarios long enough for a decent game, as once the attack goes in the RAF fighter bombers then turn tail and bugger off at high speed. There were very few situations where German fighters intercepted attacks on shipping but I can always add that as an option, with Spitfire V top cover tackling them while the Whirlwinds go in for the attack.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Labels

Bag The Hun (757) AK47 (498) Books (488) Ironclads (481) Wings at War (398) Back of Beyond (241) Pre-Dreadnoughts (230) Coastal Warfare (225) Britain's Small Wars (199) Napoleonic Naval (179) Bolt Action (175) What a Tanker (170) Target Locked On (163) Victory at Sea (156) Knights of the Sky (155) MiG Alley (150) Chain of Command (148) Old West (146) Find Fix and Strike (138) Sandbox Skirmish (119) Naval Command (118) Naval Thunder (118) Bag The MiG (117) Pirates (116) Indo China / Vietnam (114) Air War Over Khalkhin Gol (110) Fistful of Lead (108) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (95) Darkest Africa (91) VBCW (89) Strength and Honour (83) Shows (79) Ancients (78) ACW (77) The Football War (75) Corsairs and Cavaliers (69) France's Small Wars (67) Boardgames (66) Shipwreck! (66) BKC (65) Rapid Fire (63) Saurian Safari (62) Cruel Seas (60) Saga (60) Air War C21 (59) The Men Who Would Be Kings (58) Journals (57) Nimitz (55) Flashpoint Alto Cenepa (53) IABSM (53) Gladiators (51) Flashpoint Taiwan (50) Finest Hour (49) International Naval Wargaming Day (47) Red Actions! (47) Scramble for Britain (44) Flashpoint Baltic (42) Fortifications (41) Cold War (39) Duel of Aces (37) Flames above the Falklands (36) SCW (36) Thud Ridge (36) Desert Spitfires (34) RCW (34) War of the Pacific (34) Death in the Dark Continent (32) Atlantic Wall (31) Post Apocalypse (31) English Civil War / Anglo Dutch War Naval (30) Iron Cow (30) Lion Rampant (30) Algernon Pulls It Off (29) Bag the Springbok (29) Mexican Revolution (28) Normandy Firefight (28) Full Thrust (27) It Rolls For Ivan (26) Bulldogs Away! (24) One Hour Wargames (24) Samurai (24) Jet Knights of the Sky (23) 28mm English Civil War (22) Imaginations (22) Achtung Kommando! (21) Flashpoint PVO (21) PITS (20) Galactic Heroes (19) Steamer Wars (19) Strontium Dog (19) Ancient Naval (18) Arctic Eagles (18) Iron Cross (18) Winter War (16) Aeronef (15) Aircraft (15) Imperial Commander (15) Rate of Fire (15) 2mm English Civil War (14) Aliens (14) Dragon Rampant (14) Mad for War (14) Black Ops (13) CY6 Jet Age (13) Congo (13) Impetus (12) Wars of Insurgency (12) Zulus! (12) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (11) Gaslands (11) 633 Squadron (10) Franco Thai Air War (10) Jungle Green (10) Sharp Practice (10) 28mm Future Wars (9) Bohica (9) Dux Britanniarum (9) Merry Xmas Mr Sankara (9) Adventures in Jimland (8) Cry Havoc (8) Dreadnoughts (8) Fire in the Sky (8) French Indian Wars (8) HYW (8) Renaissance Naval (8) Star Wars Legion (8) Sword and Spear (8) Through The Mud and Blood (8) Air War Angola (7) Frostgrave (7) Target for Tonight (7) A Mighty Fortress (6) AirWar:1918 (6) Bombers over Germany (6) Five Parsecs From Home (6) French Resistance (6) Check Your Six! (5) Five Men at Kursk (5) Fivecore Skirmish (5) Maurice (5) Seven Days to the River Rhine (5) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Continuation War (4) Corvette Command (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Infamy Infamy (4) Medieval Naval (4) Never Mind The Billhooks (4) What a Cowboy (4) Battletech (3) Gangsters (3) HOTT (3) Hind Commander (3) Lord of the Sea (3) Luft 46 (3) Mourir Pour l'Indochine (3) Sturmovik Commander (3) Whispering Death (3) Wings Over Suez (3) Blood Red Skies (2) Chincha Islands War (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) Fire and Steel (2) Fivecore Company Command (2) Iron Stars (2) Judge Dredd (2) Lethal Skies (2) NUTS! (2) No Go Zone (2) Pulp! (2) Starfighters! (2) War in El Dorado (2) A Billion Suns (1) Air War 1940 (1) Battlegroup (1) Black Powder (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Falklands War (1) Harpoon (1) Load and Return (1) Missile Threat (1) Missiles at Sea (1) Naval Wargames Society (1) Norway 1940 (1) Spanish American War (1) Sunray is Down (1) Ultracombat Normandy (1) Xenos Rampant (1)