I’ve now been able to finalise the programme for the Naval Wargames Weekend.
The games will be:
I will be running Dave Schueler’s Thunderboats powerboat racing game and the Battle of the River Plate (using 1/600 ground scale and models and the NWS Introductory rules) on the lawn in front of the museum
Pre dreadnought Mediterranean Naval Campaign, Peter Colbeck
Dave Sharp’s 16th Century “joint Stock Company” game
David Fleck will be running an Anglo Dutch fleet action using a variant of “Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls”**
Russian Civil War gunboat actions by Simon Stokes
Gary Mitchell’s “Fighting Ships” variant of Osprey’s “Fighting Sail” rules in a WW1 setting**
Solent Wargamers are running a 1/12000 / 2mm participation game covering the 1642 siege of Portsmouth**
Solent Wargamers will also be running a 1/12000 ACW riverine game$$
Mark Barker and The Inshore Squadron will be running a 1/1200 Napoleonic naval battle (the exact battle to be confirmed)
Rory McCreadle will be running a Napoleonic fleet action game in 1/2400
** Saturday only
$$ Sunday only
In addition, Dave Willcocks and Stuart Barnes Watson will be putting on a display of fine 1/1200 models in the museum board room.
The event runs from 1000 to 1700 on Saturday, 1000 to 1600 Sunday and is being held as usual at the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, Hampshire
As always the event is intended to be an opportunity for naval wargamers to get together, try out each other’s games and to swap ideas, stories etc. And also for anyone who wants to find out what naval wargaming is all about to come and take a look.