Well Soren (over at Black Powder) and I have been working on a Scanian War- Naval Battles project for over a year.
|A painting of the Battle of Öland|
Progress has been slow for me but Soren has produced some works of art, painting the great Langton Miniatures 1:1200 Anglo Dutch ships for the Swedish and Danish Navy.
We have come up with the list of all ships that participated in the four Naval Battles which took place between 1675-1679. The battle are:
The Battle of Mon
The Battle of Bornholm
The Battle of Koge Bay
The Battle of Öland
So far Soren has painted up three ships, two Swedish and one Danish. I have painted up one Swedish ship and I am working on a Danish ship now.
The ships painted so far are:
Christianus V (Soren)
While we have been working on building our fleets and doing research on the battles we have been looking for a set of rules to us for the Scanian War. At first we looked at Langton Miniatures fast play naval rules "Tiller & Whipstaff". I was not happy with these rules and after talking with Soren we started to look for another set of rules which would get the right level of detail we were looking for.
Finally this month I found a good set of rules that cover the period and more. The rules are "Form Line of Battle" by A and A Game Engineering. The rules have the right feel and allow us to adjust the level of detail that we want.
So now that we have a few ships and a set of rules we will have a game on Monday to try out the rules and see how they run. I am hoping they will meet our needs and then we can play larger battles with the other members of the club.
I will take plenty of pictures and I will be posting an AAR of the battle that we will fight on Monday, it will be part of the historical engagement of the Battle of Mon.
|Ship data cards for the Kronan and Christianus V|
Stay tuned for more updates and picture from the first try at Scanian War Naval Battles.
Have a great weekend!!!