Category Archives: Announcements

2022 Rules Posted

The 2022 updated rules have bene posted to the rules page. Changes include allowing large Armored Cruisers to mount a 0.5 unit sidemount, allowing the 1920 South Dakota class battleship, allowing Vanguard a single dual sidemount, and clarifying Convoy ship patching,

Allies Win 2020 Nats!

The 2020 nationals are in the books, and the Allies came out on top!  28 captains attended the event in Bradford, PA.  A good time was had by all!

Battle Fleet 1 Fleet 1 Score Fleet 2 Fleet 2 Score Winning Fleet Points Difference
Monday AM Allied                  12,330 Axis           17,920 Axis         5,590
Monday PM Allied                  12,110 Axis           16,790 Axis         4,680
Tues 1 Allied                  14,190 Axis           18,070 Axis         3,880
Tues Campaign Allied                  24,850 Axis             5,100 Allied        19,750
Wed 1 Allied                    3,000 Axis             2,930 Allied              70
Thur 1 Allied                    9,390 Axis           26,420 Axis        17,030
Thurs Campaign Allied                  22,550 Axis             3,100 Allied        19,450
Fri 1 Allied                  11,410 Axis           17,370 Axis         5,960
Total Allied                109,830 Axis          107,700 Allied         2,130


2020 Rules Posted

Updated rules for this battle season have been posted here:

Updates include allowing more battlecruisers to fight with three sidemounts, clarifying ram inspections, speed testing, and secondary ships.

It’s great to see the new ideas presented at the rules meeting each year and the participation for voting on the changes the members want

2019 Nationals – Axis Win

2019 Nationals was held from 7/7 to 7/12 in Oakboro, NC.  35 captains took to the water, with 19 allies (89 units) facing off against 16 axis (71 units).  It was very competitive battling all week.  The Axis got out to a 17,000 point lead after Monday, but a strong Allied campaign effort closed the gap to 10,000 after Tuesday.  Axis took the night by 2,000, but Allies won both the fleet battle Thursday by 3,000 and the Campaign battle by 10,000 to take the lead going into Friday.  The Axis responded with a renewed battle cry and took the Friday fleet battle by 6,000, winning Nats by 4,500.  A good time was had by all.

Battle Fleet 1 Fleet 1 Score Fleet 2 Fleet 2 Score Winning Fleet Points Difference
Mon 1 Allied 10760 Axis         21,710 Axis        10,950
Mon 2 Allied 11100 Axis         17,620 Axis         6,520
Tues 1 Allied 18770 Axis         20,620 Axis         1,850
Tues Campaign Allied 14550 Axis           4,850 Allied         9,700
Wed 1 Allied 2800 Axis           5,030 Axis         2,230
Thur 1 Allied 22720 Axis         19,390 Allied         3,330
Thur Campaign Allied 15700 Axis           5,750 Allied         9,950
Fri 1 Allied 14840 Axis         20,800 Axis         5,960
Overall Allied 111240 Axis 115770 Axis         4,530

2019 Rules Posted

The IRWCC active membership voted on three rule changes this past year, all of which passed and have been incorporated into the rules.  Here is a summary of the changes:

  1. Secondary ships are allowed in fleet battles for captains whose primary ship sinks in the first sortie.  This rule change should allow more pond time and more use of secondary ships that typically stayed on the bench
  2. Increased convoy ship points – should make convoy battles more meaningful in the outcome of Nationals
  3. Clarify two classes of cruisers that were built before international standards for defining heavy vs light cruisers existed

The updates rules are posted on the rules page

Winter Build Season Underway

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!

2018 Nats – Axis Rule the Seas!

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!