With colder weather, the 2018 battle season has wrapped up, and the build season is well underway. Many captains are building new ships to see if they can turn the tide at nationals next year. The Annual Ballot has been distributed on the Yahoo list, and votes will be tallied in the beginning of December. In the northeast, a squadron of French Courbet class ships are under development, ready to make the French Navy Great Again! What’s in your shipyard? Time spent in the shipyard now reaps benefits on the pond next season!
The 2018 Nationals were held in July 2018 in Lancing, TN. Over 40 captains battled it out on the high seas, at one of the largest events in recent history. The smaller Axis force swept the fleet battles, almost doubling the Allied Scores. The Allies won both Campaign battles, but it was not enough to turn the tide. See the scores page for the score sheet. A good time was had by all!
The 2018 Nationals event will be held in Lancing, Tennessee from July 8th through July 13th at one of our member’s family property.
This site is centrally located between our common battle sites in order to allow for maximum attendance from our membership. We expect captains from Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, New York as well as many locations in between, and this should be one of the largest national events the club as seen in recent years.
Final details for the event pricing are still being ironed out, but you can sign up here to let us know if you plan to attend!
The 2018 spring battle schedule is shaping up with several events across the country! Check out the official event listing and sign up here:
Here is a current listing of events
March 9 – 12 – Brouhaha on the Bayou – Boutte, LA
April 13 – 15 – Great Guns at Greenbrier – Boonsboro, MD
May 4 – 6 – Battle for Ming’s Moat – Coxsackie, NY
May 26 – 28 – Memorial day battles (2x) – Saranac, MI and Statesboro, GA
Possible additional events are expected in Minnesota and Texas!
The 2017 Nationals event was held in Saranac, MI in July 2017. 29 captains slugged it out in very fierce battling all week long.
The sides were 17 Allied captains verse 12 Axis captains, but the Axis jumped out to an early lead with crushing defeats of the Allied team in both battles on Monday. The Allied ships experienced a number of mechanical failures, and were unable to adequately concentrate fire on the smaller Axis fleet. The Axis extended their lead Tuesday morning, but the Allies rallied back and captured their first victory on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday during night battle the Axis seemed unaffected by the darkness and effectively landed shots on the Allied boats, while the Allies concentrated on shooting the water around the Axis boats. Thursday and Friday saw minor Allied victories in each battle, however they were not able to close the gap to catch the Axis. Here are the scores throughout the week:
|Battle||Axis||Allied||Leader||Overall Point Differential|
Overall it was a very successful event, with all participants having a good time.
Here is a brief highlight video with some of the action