Sunday, 11 November 2012
The Navy Lark
00:37hrs Zulu: HMS Shoestring slips her station off Penzance and makes a dash for a pro Government port. Whoop! Whoop!
I loved Seastrike (WRG Edition) as an adolescent and have picked up a group of tasty Triang Minic 1/1250 waterline diecast Royal Navy warships from eBay to regain some of that innocent pleasure within a Winter of '79 setting.
The models aren't at all bad and came in between £1.50 and £3 each from a private seller. OK, not quite what I wanted in terms of pure 1979 warships - but have you seen the price of 1/1200 and 1/1250 warship kits? I felt that for a bit of a laugh and an excuse to go Whoop! Whoop! over the kitchen table they would be fine.
Now, Seastrike was fought around a series of islands. Could easily set the naval engagements off the Orkney's, Shetland and Hebrides, but I was also wondering about using Container and Tanker shipping to fulfil the same role within the Channel or Irish Sea?