'I cannot tell a lie' George Washing to is alleged to have said concerning the chopping down of a cherry tree. No cherry trees in my case although I have probably been guilty of removing vast acres of rain forest in the pursuit of the Naval Wargame over recent days .
I would have loved to have been able to fill this post with a stirring and dramatic account of a tense and exciting naval war game - with massed gunfire, gallant destroyer attacks and battered warships trading blows like heavyweight prize fighters. Sadly, it was not to be....
The play test did not work out. Period. The scenario was fine (I shall rerun this one in due course) but elements of the rules just did not gel as I had hoped. The key areas of discontent were:
- Firing - it was too easy to hit and damage a ship
- Torpedoes were ineffective
- Use the specs as they are and the Jutland firing table - assuming less gunnery factors and less protection will even themselves out.
- Rework the ship specs up to Jutland standard to ensure a direct relationship between the firing tables and the gunnery values.