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15/06/2016 – Naval Wargames Weekend Lineup

 

 

Here's the lineup for the Naval Wargames Weekend, July 2nd and 3rd:

 

·         David Manley  will be running Dave Schueler's Thunderboats powerboat racing game and the Battle of the River Plate (using 1/600 ground scale and models and the NWS Introductory rules) on the lawn in front of the museum

·         Pre dreadnought Mediterranean Naval Campaign, Peter Colbeck

·         Dave Sharp's 16th Century "Joint Stock Company" game (English sea dogs against the Spaniards, all players on the same team - kind of :) )

·         David Fleck will be running an Anglo Dutch fleet action using a variant of "Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls" (Sat only)

·         Russian Civil War gunboat actions by Simon Stokes

·         Gary Mitchell's "Fighting Ships" variant of Osprey's "Fighting Sail" rules in a WW1 setting**

·         Solent Wargamers are running a 1/1200 / 2mm participation game covering the 1642 siege of Portsmouth (Sat. only)

·         Solent Wargamers will also be running a 1/1200 ACW riverine game (Sun. only)

·         Mark Barker and The Inshore Squadron will be running a 1/1200 Napoleonic naval battle (the exact battle to be confirmed)

·         Rory McCreadle will be running a Napoleonic fleet action game in 1/1200

 

 

26/01/2016 – Battlefleet Volume 36 Issue 2 Completed

 

The final issue of Volume 36 has just been completed and sent to the membership secretary for printing. The PDF edition has been created for esubscribers and uploaded to the website. Esubscribers will be sent a download link and password in the near future.

 

 

25/12/2015 – Merry Christmas!

 

Wishing all NWS members a very happy Christmas!

 

 

28/11/2015 – Naval Wargames Weekend, 2016

 

The date and location for the 2016 Naval Wargames Weekend has been confirmed. The event will be held on the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd and, as in previous years it will take place at the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, Hampshire. More details closer to the event, but if anyone would like to run a game at the event on either or both days please let me know.

 

 

15/07/2015 – NWS “Battle Day” and Jutland Anniversary

 

A couple of ideas are kicking around, and input from NWS members is sought. The biggest is the oncoming Jutland 100th anniversary, an event which I am sure many naval wargamers will wish to mark. There is an outline plan to conduct a refight at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, however volunteers to take part and to organise are needed. If you’d like to help out drop one of the committee a line.

 

The second is the concept of as “battle day”, inspired by similar events that the Society of Ancients have run in the past. The idea is that a historical battle is chosen and is then fought out by visitors to the event using a variety of rules. For example, River Plate played out using GQ2, GQ3, Seekrieg, Victory at Sea, etc. This is just an idea at the moment and no serious planning has gone into it, but if its something that sounds interesting to you then again drop us a line.

 

 

 

22/06/2015 – Naval Wargames Show 2015

 

The 2015 Naval Wargames Show has just been held at the Explosion! Museum in Gosport. There’s a brief report on David Manley’s blog . AGB subscribers should be seeing a fuller report from Norman in the August edition.

 

Planning for the 2016 show has already started, with the current intention to remain within the end June / early July timeframe. The exact date will be posted here as and when its finalised.

 

 

19/01/2013 – Naval Links Updated

 

The “Links” page has been updated to include a lot of the naval wargaming material lost when David Manley’s wargaming site shut down in late 2012. Go to the ”Links” page, and then to “Naval Wargaming Links”

 

 

17/01/2013 – Naval Wargames Show

 

The Naval Wargames Society and the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower are holding the third  weekendof naval wargaming at the museum in Gosport over the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd 2013. The emphasis of the event is on games and getting together, and we had a lovely selection last year. This year there may well be some trade stands attending too. We are on the lookout for volunteers to run games at the event. If you'd like to put on a game on either or both days please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

Plenty of space and tables are available and there should be room for upwards of ten tables available of varying sizes.  There is also a large outdoor area where it is hoped a WW2 surface action will be played out using 1/600 models and a 1/600 "ground scale" for some of the weekend. Space is available in the museum grounds for camping over the weekend. Admission to the museum for the weekend will be free for those running games.

 

The aim of the event is to provide a forum where naval (and other) gamers can come together to run and/or play in each others' games. Games can be as long or as short as you like, and the intention is to include a few participation games so that members of the public can join in too. Traders who would like to attend would be more than welcome - please contact Nick Hewitt for details of arrangements.

 

 For more details, or to book a table for a game for all or part of the weekend please contact Nick Hewitt  nh"at" pnbpt "dot" co "dot" uk or me, David Manley.  Contact details for the Explosion Museum are as follows:

 

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

Heritage Way

Priddy's Hard

Gosport

Hampshire

PO12 4LE

United Kingdom

 

Telephone:         023 9250 5600

Fax:                       023 9250 5605

Mobile:                077 8741 5382

 

A brief report on the 2011 and 2012 events can be found here:

http://dtbsam.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/naval-wargames-weekend-gosport.html

http://dtbsam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/naval-wargames-weekend-june-23rd-2012.html

More information on the museum can be found here:

http://www.explosion.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

07/11/2011 - Naval Wargames Show Report

 

The Gosport show was a quiet, yet successful event which will probably be repeated next year. A brief report with photos has been published on the web editor's blog, and should be appearing in AGB soon. The report can be found here

 

 

26/04/2011 - Naval Wargames Show, Gosport, August 27-28th

 

The Naval Wargames Society and the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower are holding a weekend of naval wargaming at the museum in Gosport over the weekend of the August Bank Holiday, 27th - 28th 2011. Plenty of space and tables are available and there should be room for upwards of ten tables available of varying sizes.  There is also a large outdoor area where it is hoped a WW2 surface action will be played out using 1/600 models and a 1/600 "ground scale" for some of the weekend. Space is available in the museum grounds for camping over the weekend. Admission to the museum for the weekend will be free for those running games.

 

 

14/02/2011 - NWS at Salute

 

The NWS will be running a game at the South London Warlords "Salute" show this year. The event is held on April 16th at the ExCel cetre in London Docklands. This year's game is a refight of the Tarigo Convoy.fought in the Mediterranean on 16th April 1941. Come along and join in this 70th anniversary refight, being organised and run by Simon Stokes.

 

For more details about the show visit the Warlords' Salute website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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