HMS Prince of Wales on Fire. HMS Hood Cuts Across her Bow with Bismark and Prinz Eugen on the Horizon.
This weekend I had a Victory at Sea game with Godfrey. We played the historical events of the Battle of the Denmark Strait. Hood and Prince of Wales v Bismark and Prinz Eugen. I was commanding the Royal Navy, Godfrey was in charge of the Kriegsmarine.
History changed a bit. Bismark opened up on the Prince of Wales. Prince of Wales caught fire and became a wounded elephant. The Bismark took a magazine hit from the Hood early on in the battle. At one stage Godfrey had to fight seven fires which took a serious toll on Bismarks crew. I pounded Bismark with everything I had. Once the Bismark lost propulsion she was easy prey and sunk soon after.
Meanwhile the agile Prinz Eugen was ignored and came alongside Prinz of Wales with torpedo's that penetrated the ships torpedo belt. Prince of Wales became crippled, and two turrets exploded. Hood hunted Prinz Eugen, sending her to the bottom.
A really good game. I like Victory at Sea. A four ship game took 2 hours to play.