Well my Type 056 corvette is finally done, actually it has been done for over a week, but I just haven’t updated my blog.
Here is a quick recap of my actions for those of you that might have forgotten (since it has taken me so long to finish this). I received the 1/700 scale Chinese Navy Type 056 corvette from the Shapeways ‘Object May Appear…” store in February. I spent most of February making modifications to the ship and March getting it painted.
Here are some photos of the completed ship.
With that, my little ship is ready to form a PLAN (People’s Liberation Army Navy) task group with the Type 022 missile boats.
In addition to finishing up the corvette, I submitted two games for this year’s Enfilade. One game involves the PLAN task group escorting a container ship to resupply a base in the Spratly Islands. The opposing forces will be Vietnamese missile boats and some patrol boats from the Philippines. I’ll be using David Manley’s Bulldogs Away rules for this game. The other game will be an opposed helicopter rescue during the Vietnam War using the Air War C21 rules (another set of Manley rules). On the American side I’ll have some A-1 Skyraiders and a CH-53 helicopter moving in to recover a downed pilot, with F-4 Phantoms flying top cover. For the North Vietnamese, there are MiG-17s, MiG-19s, and MiG-21s (although they won’t get all of these planes) along with some AAA guns and troops in trucks trying to beat the Americans to the downed pilot. I’m hoping both will be interesting games.
I’m still hoping to spend more time making blog entries. I haven’t been very good about it this year, as you can tell by the fact that it is April and this is only my fifth entry for the year.