THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED... AND THE RUSSIAN FLEET IS NOT FINISHED
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Saturday, 30 August 2014
"In the wake of the attack at Pulau Tioman and the loss of the 47th Reserve Fleet, the Federated States of America took a far greater interest in the general disorganisation and rampant piracy crippling the war effort in the South China Sea,. The American command in the area authorised the activation of the 56th Reserve Fleet, resting and refitting in nearby waters, to engage the Chinese Federation and the Imperial Bond directly.
Bolstered by the addition of several newly commissioned cutting-edge ship designs and even one of the mighty Boston-class submersibles, the Reserve Fleet became a formidable force under the command of Rear-Admiral John T. Whiston, and made full speed for the Strait of Malacca where they could pass into the South China Sea past Singapore.
Before they could reach the Strait, they encountered several pirate vessels apparently operating under their own volition. Suspecting ties to the Imperial Bond, especially with the presence of an Italian Hunter Fleet, Whiston ordered the reconnaissance elements of his fleet to track them, and eventually found a small base amid a series of small islands off Banda Aceh. Seeing it as a personal duty to rid the area of such rogues, the order was given to attack..."
- The Cauldron: War in the South China Sea
Naval Battles of 1872
Friday, 29 August 2014
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Sunday, 24 August 2014
"Patrol Fleet Knarr did not return from investigating the mysterious energy readings beyond Hellissandur, and the Kingdom of Denmark immediately appealed to their allies, the Prussian Empire, for assistance. The threat of a foreign power operating in their territorial waters, especially one as impenetrable and secretive as the Covenant of Antarctica, was completely unacceptable.
From the fortified stronghold of Holsteinsborg, Prussian commander Karl-Ehrhart Grunner was instructed to send out a strong force of gunships to attack them directly, joining up with another fleet out of Iceland beyond Kap Farval. This Interdiction Fleet would be lead by his own flagship, the Hetzer, commanded by his subordinate Vice-Admiral Weichmann.
Covenant spies were aware of this plan even before Grunner, and unable to respond with their own fleet in time, engaged the services of the mercenary Black Company based at Ammassalik. They had suffered a disastrous defeat earlier in the year at Grunner's hands, and were eager to repay the Prussian Navy in kind. A force lead by the Death Bringer-class Submarine Grave Warden sallied from the Rogue Anchorage and intercepted the Prussians in the Labrador Sea, just before Kap Farval. Their target, the flagship of the hated Grunner..."
- Echoes of Greenland - Interception in the Labrador Sea
Naval Battles of 1872
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Thursday, 7 August 2014
ESCAPING CIVILISATION ON MY HOLIDAYS, WHAT PROJECTS WILL I BE TAKING WITH ME?
My annual holiday is sacred. Enjoying the beach, fishing and relaxing away from the phone, the internet and work for over a week. If there is a chance of bad weather, I like to take a few models, just in case. In this entry, I will discuss some of the models that have been waiting their turn at the painting table.