Sunday, November 22, 2015

Back to some blogging

I’ve been neglecting my blog somewhat lately (only two posts in the past few months). I have been busy with work and other stuff, but I’m planning on getting back to posting again. I actually have things to post, but just haven’t finished writing them all down. I have a couple partially finished book reviews, a review of the Hell Hath No Fury rules, and a few other odds and ends.

But instead of trying to finish some older post, I will start off with something that is currently in the works. Those of you that follow my blog know that this is the time I’m usually busy preparing for DANG (Dave's Annual Naval Game) and that is the case this year too.

Earlier this year the DANG group voted on the game and, after a close vote, this year’s game is The Shores of Tripoli: US Navy vs. Barbary Pirates. The game will cover the attacks by the U.S. Navy on Tripoli in early August 1804. The primary combatants will be gunboats, but there will be some larger ships and shore guns too. I’m expecting the mini-campaign to have two or three gunboat battles and possibly a shore action.

Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat, by Dennis M. Carter (from Wikipedia)
The game will use 15mm scale figures and ships, which is a major difference from other DANG games. I think the 15mm scale will make the gunboat battles more interesting and allow for some boarding actions (like the above picture). Over the past several years I have been collecting ships for this and similar actions. So, while I’m happy to finally plan on getting these models into action, it does mean I have to actually put them together.

I’ll be posting more about the mini-campaign and my work on ships and figures shortly.

This is DANG’s fourteenth year. Here are links to recaps of games from before 2010, the 2010 Lepanto game, and the American Civil War river game from 2011, the 1812 Lake Ontario game from 2012, the Operation Landcrab game from 2013, and last year's Cogs of War game.

1 comment:

  1. DANG and your reports of proceedings here have been a highlight of my wargaming year for some time. Eagerly awaiting to see how this year's extravaganza develops :)