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  • #97976
    hammurabi70
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    #97980
    Patrice
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    Hope everything will calm down.

    More pics and same video on this French newspaper site.

    https://www.ouest-france.fr/normandie/bayeux-14400/saint-jacques-bataille-navale-entre-pecheurs-normands-et-anglais-5939593

    Notice the small grey-white boat with tricolour stripes right of picture top of page it’s Gendarmerie Maritime (trying to enquire or negociate or whatever they do in such cases).

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #97984
    grizzlymc
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    Well, scallops wars are classier than cod wars. But beware, it could escalate to prawns and even lobster.

    What next? The airforce shooting down migratory ducks and geese?

    #97986
    DM
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    Definitely a game in there.

    #97988
    Gustav
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    a shell game ?

    I’ll get my coat ….

     

    #98014
    Brendan Morrissey
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    Well, scallops wars are classier than cod wars. But beware, it could escalate to prawns and even lobster.

    Surely langoustines sounds more French?

    #98020
    Darkest Star Games
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    What next? The airforce shooting down migratory ducks and geese?

    Careful there, just remember how a bunch of Emu defeated an army… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #98046
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Definitely a game in there.

    Thank you David.

    #98047
    MattH
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    a shell game ? I’ll get my coat ….

    Yeah, I think you should clam up with your awful puns.

    #98060
    Jim Jackaman
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    #98062

    a shell game ? I’ll get my coat ….

    Yeah, I think you should clam up with your awful puns.

     

    Definitely scraping the bottom there. . .

    #98068
    Patrice
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    (Not saying who is right or wrong, but…) I don’t think it could ever become an equivalent of the UK/Icelandic Cod Wars.

    Iceland public opinion and government supported their fishermen. No French government never had any interest about its fishermen, and that’s a BIG difference with Iceland. Any troubles (right or wrong) that could occur would be quite a social riot led by fishermen themselves, probably against the will of French authorities – the Gendarmes Maritimes (the boat on one picture) probably being very uneasy to be involved in there.

    Not saying it couldn’t be bad. Fishermen work hard, and when they are angry it can turn bad. One of their street demos in Rennes, Brittany, 1994 is bitterly remembered: one very important historical building caught fire by a flare fusee (no responsability was ever proved) and several riot policemen were wounded.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #98092
    DM
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    Freebie download on Wargame Vault…..

    https://www.wargamevault.com/product/251130/Scallop-War

    #98106
    Darkest Star Games
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    Nice!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #98408
    Brendan Morrissey
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    a shell game ? I’ll get my coat ….

    Yeah, I think you should clam up with your awful puns.

    Definitely scraping the bottom there. . .

    That’s a bit shellfish – there’s some razor-sharp wit on display here.

    #98457
    Etranger
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    Yes, the world is 

    a shell game ? I’ll get my coat ….

    Yeah, I think you should clam up with your awful puns.

    Definitely scraping the bottom there. . .

    That’s a bit shellfish – there’s some razor-sharp wit on display here.

    The world is their oyster.

    #98459
    grizzlymc
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    Seem to be coming the raw prawn.

    #99106
    Patrice
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    This thread reminded me of some other ruleset I had seen long ago in a magazine… but I couldn’t remember where…

    I just found it again! It’s Wargames Illustrated 195 (December 2003) pages 42-46 under the title “There’s something wrong with our bloody fish today – Wargaming the Cod Wars” by David Manley, a simple ruleset with suggestions of additional rules and mini campaign, short scenarios, ship tables, and a record sheet.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

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