"When I got to the ship's side, there seemed to be quite a fair crowd, and they didn't appear to be very anxious to take to the water. I called out to them, 'Come on you chaps, who's coming for a swim?' Someone answered, 'She will float for a long time yet,' but something, I don't pretend to know what it was, seemed to be urging me to get away, so I clambered over the slimy bilge keel and fell off... [click here for more]
"Come on you chaps, who's coming for a swim?"
—P.O. Ernest Francis, HMS Queen MaryGrand Fleets™ is a miniatures game of naval warfare during the age of the battleship. From the ironclads of the late 1800s to the super-dreadnoughts of World War II, players can take command of the ships that altered the course of history.
Great pains... [click here for more]
"We may now picture this great Fleet, with its flotillas and cruisers, steaming slowly out of Portland Harbour, squadron by squadron, scores of gigantic castles of steel wending their way across the misty, shining sea, like giants bowed in anxious thought. We may picture them again as darkness fell, eighteen miles of warships running at high speed and in absolute blackness through the narrow Straits,... [click here for more]
"The British navy saved the world."King & Kaiser™ is the first scenario book for the second edition of Grand Fleets™. Within these pages, you will find everything you need to fight out the near-run thing that was the Great War at sea.
While great armies slogged through the Flanders mud and clashed over a sun-dried patch of Anatolian... [click here for more]
"In seven days the whole world will be talking about our fleet."Tsar & Emperor™ is the second scenario book for the third edition of Grand Fleets™, covering naval engagements during the first year of the Russo-Japanese War.
At the turn of the century, the idea that an upstart Asian nation could defeat one of the European... [click here for more]