Category Archives: Naval gaming

Remembering Gneisenau

By Rob Morgan I came upon a three-page article entitled ‘Batterie Austrat’ in the excellent magazine After the Battle, No. 44. Rather an old piece now, it provides an account of one of the 11-inch triple gun turrets from Gneisenau, … Continue reading

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A missing battleship?

By Rob Morgan Over the past few months, a couple of colleagues and I have been discussing the many “what if” battleship projects which litter 20th Century naval history. One battleship I can’t find a model of anywhere is the … Continue reading

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Just a simple question

By Rob Morgan Something which should really go in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ page, but we don’t have one. Or maybe in the ‘Reader’s Queries’ like the old ‘Battle’ wargames magazine used to have, but we don’t have one … Continue reading

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USS Ohio and USS Los Angeles

By Rob Morgan I was just writing a comment on early submersibles, looking for a suitable photo to go with it, and came upon a pack of Triang Minic 1/1200th scale waterline models that I acquired a little before the … Continue reading

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The blockade runner ‘Mars’

By Rob Morgan The very thorough comment on what colour blockade runners were painted means I’ll have to repaint my small 1/1200th collection of them, after 30 years of, well, admittedly fairly infrequent use on the wargames table! Thorough, very, … Continue reading

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The possibilities of ‘Steam-Punk’… at sea!

By Rob Morgan The rise in popularity of this Victorian-Edwardian style of, well, just about everything, wargames included, has left many in the hobby far behind. Science Fiction. (Never ever Sci-Fi or Scy-Fy.) As Ben Bova used to say, ‘if … Continue reading

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‘Escape from Atlantis’ Part 2: The ships

By Rob Morgan It’s quite incredible how many board games seem to have small and useful model ships included. Even ‘Monopoly’ has (or had?)  a splendid little ironclad warship as one of the pieces, but for the moment, let’s stick … Continue reading

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‘Escape from Atlantis’ Part 1

By Rob Morgan I don’t suppose Waddingtons Ltd have had so much coverage in a wargame publication for many years, but the response to my short note on the excellent game of ‘Buccaneer’ leads me onward. Peter Barkworth’s comment is … Continue reading

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Waddingtons at war

By Rob Morgan These days, when reading most of the glossy wargames magazines, I come upon what can only be regarded as totally staged sets, where the figures take second place to a totally, 100% accurate depiction of a 17th … Continue reading

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The ‘Lost 52’ Project

By Rob Morgan Ben Hoyle, writing in The Times, described the discovery of the wreck of the USS Stickleback a ‘Tench’ Class submarine lost in the Spring of 1958 in collision with USS Silverstein DE534, off Barber’s Point on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu during an … Continue reading

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