We are going to do some WWI naval next week, I have downloaded "Victory at Sea: The Age of Dreadnoughts" from Wargame Vault so will have to find time to print and read them. I have almost every ship which fought at Jutland in 1/2400 and have done for years, so it will be good to use them again. I originally used a set of rules from a Naval Wargames book, they worked fine but I felt something more modern was required and as VaS has a WWII set coming out this year, this will give me a taste of the rules. If they work then I could maybe turn to the Pacific War.
On matters Naval, if you get a chance to catch a Korean movie called 'Raging Currents' or 'The Admiral' then do not miss it. The action centres around Admiral Yi, a Korean hero, who, at this particular battle defeats 330 Japanese ships with only 12 of his own. I know, I actually checked up on this story and it seems about half of those Japanese ships were actually transports, I know, gilding the lily. The action scenes are some of the most exciting and spectacular I have seen. I have to admit I have not watched an English version yet so am unsure of the screenplay, but who needs it when half the movie is the sea battle.
|A life size replica of a 'Turtle' ship in Seoul Military Museum|
I was very impressed with the production value of the Zombicide game, although I said I would not, I will definitely paint the figures at some point, albeit I am a little unsure as the plastic seems soft, but I have seen a lot of really good painted figures online so they must be OK?
In between all the other stuff I have to do in the next few days, did I mention it's the wife's birthday as well, I also have to organise a multiplayer Dead Man's Hand on Sunday. But for now let's taste some of that wine.