If you've been following my little lockdown project to create the fleets from the Battle of Trafalgar using Warlord Games Black Seas range of 1:700th model ships, that reached a conclusion with my video presentation back in April of this year, showing all the completed models together on my home table, and announcing my intention to play a series of games in support of charity, then you might be interested in seeing the collection in action, in the following event hosted by Warlord Games at their HQ store in Nottingham.
The 21st of October this year is the two-hundredth and sixteenth anniversary of the battle and so the game is set for the 23rd and will be the first time the whole collection has been out on the table, set up to refight this most famous and world changing naval battle.
|The Trafalgar fleets completed with the British in the front row, then the Spanish, and with the French to the rear.|
JJ's Wargames - Trafalgar Collection
If you've seen my video review you will know that all the ships that were present at the battle from the mighty Spanish first rate Santisima Trinidad to the diminutive British cutter HMS Entreprenant are modelled and will be on the table for this refight.
We will be refighting the battle using Black Seas rules and the Trafalgar scenario contained in them, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them recreate a really large battle like this.
Warlord Games are keen to commemorate the battle in style and so as well as an opportunity to see and potentially participate in the game for those that come along there will be an opportunity to sample some hard tack and grog, for the full on age of sail experience.
In addition to to that there will be an opportunity to purchase a limited edition figure, 'Lucky Jack' with the sales supporting the veterans charity Combat Stress.
To participate in or spectate the game, which is free, you will need to register with Warlord.
To participate follow the link below:
and to spectate:
For more information about this day and Warlord's Black Seas range of models and terrain then you can check out the Facebook Community and off course contact Warlord direct on their home page, links below.
I don't know if Warlord intend to livestream the day, but I will certainly be getting pictures and possibly a bit of video recording of the day to be included in a follow up post here on JJ's for those interested but not able to come along.
Update for Trafalgar Day 21/10/2021