Sunday 8 July 2018

INWarD 2018

Only 4 weeks to go until INWarD 2018, the International Naval Wargames Day, when naval wargamers around the world join in mortal combat to celebrate the birth of the founder of naval wargaming, Fred Jane.

I'm planning to run either a modern or WW2 coastal game, either way something set in the Baltic (I need to make use of the craft I've recently been working on, after all), but I'm interested to hear what other naval gamers are planning as well.

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Naval Wargames Weekend, 2018

I spent this last weekend at the 2018 Naval Wargames Weekend. After a price hike for the rooms at the Explosion museum in Gosport forced a move the event has relocated to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. The new venue is far larger than the previous one (and has a lovely blue floor that is just crying out for a large 1/1200 scale battle with the ground scale the same as the models).

The event was fairly quiet by previous standards, but regardless those that came along were faced with a god selection of games and a good time was had by all. Games included Simon's "Zeebrugge 1918" game that was run at Salute, Rory Crabb's modern naval battles, my "Wings and Waves of Glory" and a WW2 Baltic coastal forces game, Peter Colbeck with a 1/3000 pre-dreadnought fleet action in the Mediterranean, Gary Mitchell's WW2 surface action game and Dave Sharp's armada period game.  A selection of my photos of the games below, although I didn't manage to get pictures of all of them

So, a quiet but fun day with some close actions fought out on the tables, and an unexpected surprise when a  team of wargamers from Catalonia paid us a brief visit - they were visiting Tankfest at Bovington, popped up to Yeovilton and came in to see what we were up to. 

Looking forward to next year's event and hoping to see the old faces and many newbies there as well.