Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sea Battles in Miniature vs. Jutland

I was feeling particularly lethargic last night as the cold in my head refuses to shift and so all thoughts of any intensive mental effort were abandoned. The sum total of anything hobby related was leafing through the photocopied WW1 naval rules from Sea Battles in Miniature by Paul Hague. This time however, I had the nearly completed Jutlandised naval rules to hand and so contented myself with comparing the two sets with a view to seeing if any amalgamation or crossover would be possible.

I experienced what could only be described as a 'light bulb' moment as I quickly realised that much of the work I had undertaken with the Jutland rules could be readily added to the Sea Battles set. The complication of changing a tabletop set of rules into a hex gridded version had already been tackled in the Jutland set, as had specific gun ranges and types etc. All I need to do is to tweak a few of the Sea Battles rules to have a set with the ease of play of Jutland with the level of ship specification detail sufficient to satisfy most naval wargamers (well, me anyway!).

I had planned to type up the Sea Battles rules in any event and so will now take the opportunity to add in the Jutland material where applicable. The result will then be tested in the usual fashion - after the Blocks of War which I am planning to run at some point over the weekend - with my 1/3000th WW1 fleets providing the protagonists.



Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Sounds like you have really got the bit between the teeth!

I am looking forward to seeing the rules in due course.

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hi Bob,

It may be sooner than you think!

All the best,