The Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame was one of the most successful naval wargames of the 20th century. The straightforward rules, based on the innovation of. Murray Fletcher Pratt (25 April – 10 June ) was an American writer of science fiction, This was known as the “Fletcher Pratt Naval War Game” and it involved dozens of tiny wooden ships, built on a scale of one inch to 50 feet. The Hunt for the Fletcher Pratt Wargame outlines my search to find the WWII The Complete Rules for the Fletcher Pratt Naval War Game as used by the New.

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Valiant Entertainment Comics for December 19th, Ncc, That is distinctly possible as I think flether the picture may originally have come from an article LIFE magazine did about Fletcher Pratt’s wargames. This is a crucial part of the game and you need to be able to read this graph in order to have any chance to play.

The measurement to the target would run along this arrow so if you were spot on with the range you might eyeball the target wrong and your shots will land in the drink. You should contact Mr. Especially the parts about the fire tables. Battle Game of the Month.

Naval Wargames and related stuff: The Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame Pt1

Thank you for your feedback. Links to downloads Publications Miscellaneous. Jonathan Freitag Saturday, February 20, 3: My preference has been for the larger scale as I like the players to be able to distinguish between individual ships, even with the smaller light cruisers and destroyers.

I think your review is pretty harsh and a bit unfair. I have given serious consideration to buying a eargame tape measure for exactly the reasons you state Dick Bryant, That sounds like quite some battle! Each player would be in command of a single ship — sometimes two if destroyers were pragt — controlling the movement and firing of their vessel.


HMS Exeter suffers a number of hits He is best known wargsme his works on naval history and on the American Civil War and for fiction written with L.

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One of the first toys that I was bought was a wooden fort that was garrisoned by assorted lead soldiers Robert Bob Cordery Monday, February 22, 9: If you would like to drop me an email, I will send you another copy of the book and refund your purchase. I can wargme review what was made available to me and the print on demand book I received was both unreadable due to each page having huge numbers of formatting errors and unusable since the critical armor penetration chart was illegible.

Miller has dropped four shots into my vessel. Maps The Imagi-world of T he contents of the new book prztt the Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame incllude: When input from radar was added, the accuracy of naval gunnery improved exponentially.

I did try this with a few games I ran and it really did add some crazy moments to the proceedings.

All the best, Bob. The only issue is that sometimes sellers get confused between 1: I am full of admiration for the wargamd who are able to devise these things. Marvel Comics for December 19th, A good deal of the blame might be attributed to the company printing this on demand but John has to take credit for the awfulness as well. The Fool on the Hill: This is simply one of the infuriating problems this book has.

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You can teach the basics in no pratg than five minutes and even people who have no interest in a wargame will enjoy the experience. The red golf tee indicates a hit whilst the blue tees indicate the fall of shot of misses.


If each side has two battleships, four cruisers, and eight destroyers, and has three or four players, then a couple of umpires can run a battle that will last two to three hours. Curry and let him sort out your problems. Did you find apk for android? This page was last wargams on 15 Octoberat Pratt was the inventor of a set of rules for naval wargamingwhich he created before the Second World War. Thanks fletcyer the report and the pictures.

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Maybe you scored a deck hit on a ship that had very poor deck armor! Retrieved from ” https: Damage is based on step reduction as each ship prattt a different point total based on various factors of the real world vessel. Numbers, Wargames and Arsing Fletxher.

Since we only have one ref, I hold the end of the tape measure on my ship and have to look directly down at the ship while the ref measures my range estimate. Grid based wargaming – but not always.

Picking one original scenario written up by Pratt himself was hard, but I chose the Arctic Convoy Action off Murmansk as it included discussion by Pratt of the game versus the historical reality.

fletchet Robert Bob Cordery Wednesday, May 08, 8: The SPUR attack in the ri Fletcher Pratt Naval War Game. Millsy Monday, April 29, 3: The former had been ‘substituted’ for one of the original Kongo-class battleships once the battle had begun. The arrows did play a large role because they would determine where the shells would hit.