Yes I am still alive and kicking. I have been recovering from my cold/cough that would not go away. This past Sunday I got to play Naval Thunder at the game club with Soren and Joakim. Both are members of the club and are fellow bloggers. please check out there blogs, Soren has Black Powder Games and Joakim has The Miniatures Man. We had a fun game and it was the first time Joakim had played the rules and also Naval Wargaming.
|The British protecting the coast|
|The German fleet|
We had three forces, the British and Americans against the evil empire of Germany. I commanded the US forces, Joakim had the British and Soren the Germans.
The Germans had the following ships:
Battleship squadron- Fredrich Der Grosse, Konig, and Ostfriesland
Battlecruiser squadron-Von Der Tann, Moltke, and Derflinger
|The Germans split there force while under fire.|
The British had:
Iron Duke and Warsrite.
|The Royal Navy protecting the coast!|
Arizona, New York and Rhode Island.
The British and US Force was made up of all battleships.
|The Americans steaming to support the British!|
|The German Battlecruiser squadron breaks hard to engage the US ships.|
|The Germans had to fight two fires on this ship.|
The first big event happened when the HMS Warspite was hit on turn 3 of the game with a critical hit. Soren rolled 20 on 2d10 and this was a magazine hit on the Warspite. The ship went up in a ball of flame. The people in the town were shocked by the explosion and may windows had to be replaced because of the massive explosion.
|He rolled what!!!!|
|The death of the HMS Warspite|
|Finally the US gets some good dice rolls!|
|Still in line!|
As the game progressed both sides lost ships, the US lost the USS Rhode Island and the New York and Arizona both took a beating. The British lost both of her ships in the battle. The Germans did not do much better as they lost three battleships and one BC. The remaining BC's were also heavily damaged.
|The British Fight to the end|
|The Germans start to lose ships|
|The death of the USS Rhode Island|
|A view of the US line as the Rhode Island goes down.|
|More German Ships go down.|
|The last British Battleship sinks defending the homeland!|
In the end the game was a victory for the British and US players since they were able to protect the coast and the Germans were not able to shell the towns.
The losses were heavy take a look at below charts for some details on the damage.
|The German details|
|The British details|
|The American details|
Thank you for stopping by and I hope to have more game reports in early April.
A big Thank you goes out to Soren for setting up the game!