PRE-DREADNOUGHT NAVAL WARFARE:
Battlefleet 1900 War
|The Battlefleet 1900 War Scenarios page assumes that
most players are already familiar with the most well known historical battles,
and so those are not included here. Below are a selection of additional
scenarios which should serve to expand the options available for game play. A
number of generic rules will apply to all of the scenarios posted below. All
reinforcements are noted as arriving on a certain edge of the game board
(southeast, northern, etc.). This essentially means that they will arrive in
relation to the main center of the current fighting. Because some players may
end up "migrating" a battle away the edge of a board and back into the middle
again, it should be kept in mind that all reinforcing vessels should arrive in
relation to the current board center, not the original board center.
Note that those scenario entries which have no links have not yet been
1904: Port Arthur
Before, during and after operations around Port Arthur, there were
numerous battles, destroyer actions as well as numerous near-misses involving
capital ships. The following explores just a few of those possibilities.
Chifu: In December, 1904, Russia's sole surviving battleship at Port
Arthur the Sevastopol and her intrepid captain make an evening
dash for internment at Chifu. Available to catch her are only a few Japanese
ships because much of the blockading fleet has returned to Japan for
Sea++: The Battle of the Yellow Sea, including three battleships (two
Japanese, one Russian) which did not strike mines months
1905: The Second Phase After the fall of Port
Arthur, it remained for the Japanese and Russians to prepare for further combat
as both sides sought to adjust the changing balance of power in their favor.
Sylvia Basin: The Japanese nightmare - Port Arthur held out and now the
Russian Baltic Fleet has arrived, what to do, what to do.
Trafalgar II: The Russian
nightmare - after The Channel fishing fleet incident, the Royal Navy's
Gibraltar squadron has been ordered to stop the Russian Batlic Fleet as all
1898: During the
course of this conflict, there were numerous encounters between fleets other
than just the Spanish and American. Add to that the several different
operations which were planned offers plenty of scenario options.
Manila Bay II: Admiral Camara
really shows up with Pelayo and Carlos V.
Samar Surprise: The
Raleigh has been assigned to escort an American expedition to Samar. She
runs into a rude surprise in the form of the Spanish cruiser Reina
Regente, previously reported lost but obviously still in "secret service"
in the Visayas.
Raid: The Spanish have concentrated their fleet in the Canary Islands
and the U.S. lacking a naval victory must go get them. The public
The Cristobal Colon's Guns: It turns out that the Italian
built cruiser Cristobal Colon was delivered with her main armament after
over the new U.S. fleet in the Philippines, the Japanese decide to pick a
fight. Afterall, they beat China, and the US is farther away!
Battle off Luzon: A squadron of
Japanese convoy escorts clashes with the U.S. Subic Bay squadron.
Straits: Full blown fleet action as the two navies blunder into each
Torpedoes off Cebu: Japanese and American destroyers tangle
down in the islands.
1901: As a counter to British intrusion in
the African Cape, the French have decided to expand their holdings in
Indo-China. The British see this as being only at their expense and the gloves
may come off this time. Everybody wants it, especially the war ministries.
Malacca Straits: A French squadron and
convoy being dispatched to Indo-China is not being allowed into the straits by
a newly reinforced RN Pacific Squadron. The French admiral has two choices: go
home to a stalled career or shoot his way through.
Saigon: The French cruiser squadron at Saigon takes advantage of a passing
typhoon to break out while only a "few" RN cruiser lurk outside the bay... or