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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Rum, Sodomy and the Lash - Part 2

More pics on Flickr

I've finally uploaded the photos from Monday's game of Ironclads to Flickr, but here are a few teaser pics:

The RN at the start of the game. I have command of the frigate Phoebe ahead of the line, and the Defence bringing up the rear.

The French invasion fleet at the start of the game

The big ships of the RN make contact with the French

This contact was accidental as our admiral forgot the burning battery was not moving and turned into it. The battery was sunk by its second ramming, but the RN ship was entangled and got taken down to the deeps as well.

Ship positions at the end of the game

The rules we use at CLWC are written by one of our members, Alan. They are quite quick to pick up, and make for a relatively fast game, even with multiple players each controlling multiple ships. On Monday we had 8 players plus the umpire, with something like 18 ships all told (there might have been more if the game had continued as the French invasion fleet were due to have reinforcement ships coming on table).


  1. VERY nice indeed - what scale and make are the Ironclads?

    1. If I remember correctly, the ships are 1:2400 scale. I think they are homemade rather than commercial

  2. Really? They are superb vessels, and even more impressive if scratch-built!

  3. Great stuff - give my regards to Alan when you see him. Are you coming to the naval wargames show in Gosport in June?