Monday, 8 October 2018
I've been watching with interest the online chatter about Cruel Seas...the forthcoming naval game from Warlord Games.
The game features skirmishes between S Boats and MTBs which is one of my favourite settings for naval games.
There is some useful info Here and Here.
The models look fantastic and are very tempting but I have big concerns about the amount of space needed for this size of action. The starter set includes 6 MTBs and 4 S Boats...given the high speed manoeuvring that usually goes on in this kind of game it feels like a standard size table will become very crowded very quickly. If larger boats such as trawlers or freighters are included (posts suggest the game may go up to Destroyer level) I can't help feeling the table will become a crowded marina.
I've played coastal games using David Manley's Action Stations (the best rules I've come across for Narrow Seas games) in 1:600 and 1:1200. For me 1:600 is probably ideal.
The game is due out in time for Xmas and priced around £50...I'm still tempted but not totally convinced. I'm going to weaken and get it...aren't I???