|Clash of Dreadnoughts|
The rules were a home grown system devised by John, one of the Rejects. He also supplied all the models for this game and umpired while the rest of us battled it out on the high seas. Movement and direction (degrees Port or Starboard ) were determined before moving so players had to be careful about collisions between their own vessels. I think everyone found planning movement more than a couple of turns ahead quite difficult.
|The Iron Duke takes a pounding|
The British destroyers were faster than we planned for and soon the German Battlefleet found itself divided and being destroyed piecemeal. My four Capital ships spent most of the game in a long range duel with the British Battleship Iron Duke. This vessel took a real pounding during the course of the game but refused to sink. The end result was a victory for the British with the Germans limping back to port for extensive repairs.
This was a great game, with deceptively simple rules. Thanks to John for running the game, supplying the miniatures and umpiring. Here are a few more pictures from the game.
|The Angry Lurker snaps a picture|
|BigLee with Umpire John in Background|
|The German Flagship Bayern is targeted by the British|