As regular followers will know, I have a broad taste in historical wargaming, and one period I am particularly keen on is WWII Naval for which I have a large collection of British, German, US and Japanese ships, mainly GHQ models which have superb detail.
|HMS Exeter under fire and taking hits|
I ran a couple of games last October and November at the Devon Wargames Group using scenarios I had adapted from a marvellous collection provided on Len's Naval Page as part of his Fire on the Water Rules.
|HMS Jupiter having turned after launching her torpedoes is spotted by Karl Galster and is badly hit|
I prefer to use my computer when it comes to WWII naval and turn to my old copy of Shipbase III a DOS based set of rules that always give a good game, and when I want a scenario to run I always refer to the massive collection that Len has kindly provided.
As part of my wanting to save myself time in setting up, I sat down a few years ago and rearranged Len's scenarios to give me a visual representation of the initial headings and positions of the ships with simple table top maps using 4"/1000yards as used in General Quarters rules and what I tend to set my Shipbase games to. I placed the initial headings in compass bearings ahead of the map markers so I could see at a glance where my models should be heading.
The scenarios are easily adaptable for any rule set and so I am posting pdf collections of each set based on a particular period and place in WWII. I hope you find them useful.
I haven't converted them all to pdf yet so will add to the collection over time, but to start the ball rolling I have put a link to the first two collections, "Red Flag and White Ensign" and the Narrow Seas", which contain the scenarios we played at the Devon Wargames Group, last year.