WW1 Naval – Churchill’s Idea
This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a World War One naval game based on this March 9th 1915 memo (item 121 Jellicoe Papers) from the 1st Lord of the Admiralty. The idea was to send a fast division into the Baltic Sea and, in cooperation with the Russian fleet, blockade German ports. The Germans send the ships that were in the Baltic for training exercises.
The confrontation occurs off Aarhus, Denmark: aarhus-10nm-grid
Status at the end of the game: io
Damage output file: chur-output
Plot of ship movements:
First 25 minutes: chur-plot-1-25
Last 25 minutes: chur-plot-25-50
Entire plot: chur-plot
The light cruiser screens have engaged. A data entry error by the twit running the game (me) resulted in one British cruiser division driving through the German fleet.
The forces close, but frequent course changes, smoke and high speeds keep hits low.
The heavy ships passed by at close range, resulting in the loss of a British dreadnought, a British battlecruiser and a German battlecruiser.