Coastal Forces, Attack with Torpedoes, 1/600 scale
Next up was another naval game, a Coastal Forces scrap using Attack with Torpedoes. A heavily defended German coastal convoy was attacked by a three groups of Allied boats – a mixed bag of American PT Boats and British MTBs and supporting MGBs.All the torpedoes missed, and the attackers were eventually forced to retreat amid a hail of German fire. The Flaklighter was something of a “death star” in the game, and the Allies were lucky to escape with the loss of only two boats.One of the problems with the rules is the way ships can turn away from oncoming torpedo attacks far too easily. We’ve now adopted fairly simple house rules which stop this nonsense – now ships can’t begin their move with a turn, but alter course either in the middle or the end of their move. Next time our “fish” might be able to hit something!