Dogger Bank 1915
SWF has agreed to play three wargames centred on World War One in recognition of the centenary of the war.
A land battle using his excellent 28mm figures, and air battle using wings of war and a naval battle using the rules ' Dreadnoughts Rising ' (computer moderated rules).
In celebration of my new wargames table, I dug out some of my 1:3000th scale ships and looked at a scaled version of Dogger Bank
A brief summary for those who do not know much about the battle.
The fleets converge
One of the ' Splendid Cats ' HMS Lion, Flagship of the dashing Adm Beatty
Followed by the other ' Splendid Cat ' HMS Tiger
This is where Dogger Bank is in the North Sea. It is a treacherous area for fishermen at the best of times.
HMS New Zealand and HMS Indomitable struggle to keep up
A Destroyer squadron screens the Battlecruiser Squadron
Light Cruisers provide the eyes for Beatty
Under the command of Adm Hipper, in his untested Flagship, SMS Seydlitz, the first scouting fleet conducts a foray to send the British fishing fleet to the bottom of the sea.
The ill-fated SMS Blucher bringing up the rear
They too have light forces screening the big ships
and Light Cruisers scouting ahead
Surely the Mighty Tiger will devour its prey?