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Cruel Seas Imperial Japanese Navy Fleet Cruel Seas Imperial Japanese Navy Fleet
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Between the wars Japan reassessed its position with its navy, building the world’s first purpose-built aircraft carrier, the Hosho in 1921 and inventing its deadly fast and powerful type 93 24’’ oxygen fuelled torpedoes. They also decided that as their industrial might could not match that of the west, then they would have to have sharp, training tactics and a crew of superior quality to their foe…
Cruel Seas Kriegsmarine Fleet Cruel Seas Kriegsmarine Fleet
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Kaiser Wilhelm’s vision, indeed obsession, with building a vast fleet of dreadnoughts came to nought during the Great War. He knew that his excellent fleet could not risk significant battles with the Royal Navy, it was a one-shot weapon. The lighter units, particularly the U Boats, did most of the real work on a weekly basis. The German Navy was only raised in 1871, with a brief to concentrate on…
Cruel Seas Kriegsmarine S-boat Flotilla Cruel Seas Kriegsmarine S-boat Flotilla
£18.00
£16.20
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The Schnellboat or ‘E Boat’ as the British Admiralty called them, E for enemy, was a truly formidable beast, in many ways incomparable in detail to the other nation’s boats. In sheer size alone, the E boat was much, much bigger. Allied boats tended to be 70-80 feet in length, the E boat 115 feet long, and the laws of physics, though complex, favour a larger hull for speed over a shorter one. Germa…
Cruel Seas Royal Navy Fleet Cruel Seas Royal Navy Fleet
£65.00
£58.50
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Great Britain never built a vessel as fast or as deadly as the E-boats, instead, fielding many types of MTB and motor gunboats. After a slow start, the Royal Navy helped by construction in the USA, Canada and India, built an extraordinary catalogue of excellent small boats, supported by larger vessels which gave serious firepower and, using the characteristics of each boat to maximum effect, field…
Cruel Seas Royal Navy Vosper MTB Flotilla Cruel Seas Royal Navy Vosper MTB Flotilla
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£14.40
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At the outbreak of war, Britain had 3 formed MTB flotillas, precious few to cover the world’s largest empire. But with judicious use of what were pre-war civilian boatyards and the huge resources of their empire and help from the USA, the Coastal Forces would in 1944 have 25,000 sailors in over 2000 small craft! These Flotillas, enhanced by Commonwealth, Dutch, Norwegian, French, and other free fo…
Cruel Seas Rulebook Cruel Seas Rulebook
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£16.00
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n Cruel Seas, you take on the role of a naval crew manning their fragile coastal craft as they head out day and night to take on both the sea and the enemy. Command your flotilla of small ships as they head out to attack a convoy, drop off Commandoes for a behind-the-lines mission or task them with one of the other myriads of missions this small and versatile craft would perform. Be it the Coastal…
Cruel Seas Starter Set Cruel Seas Starter Set
£50.00
£40.00
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There was much confusion in the dogfight that was a WW2 motor torpedo boat battle. Poor visibility, gunfire, smoke and noise could overwhelm the senses of even experienced captains. In ‘Cruel Seas’, things are rather more predictable whilst ensuring the best-laid plans can go awry at the last minute… The Cruel Seas Starter Set contains everything you need to command your flotilla in this fast-pace…
Cruel Seas US Navy Fleet Cruel Seas US Navy Fleet
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£52.00
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By 1941 there were 29 total PT’s total in the US Navy, by December ’43 there were 29 squadrons. Indeed, by the end of the war the small ships, PT’s LCI etc. numbered 7,000 craft of 80 types. Many Early PT boats had up to 4 torpedoes and 2 twin .50 Cal guns in powered mounting, a heavy load for the day. As with most American hardware, this was only the start! Soon a 20mm was added at the stern as s…
Cruel Seas US Navy PT Boat Flotilla Cruel Seas US Navy PT Boat Flotilla
£18.00
£14.40
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On December 7th, 1941, the US Navy could only boast 3 squadrons of motor torpedo boats, or PT boats (patrol torpedo) as they were named. PT squadron 1 was based on Pearl Harbor and the 12 boats opened fire on the incoming Japanese bombers, claiming 2 planes downed for sure and others damaged. Squadron 2 was based in Manila Bay of the Philippines and had a similar introduction to their war, shootin…

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