Game will be "all day" starting at approx 9am and running to approx 9pm. WWII era naval, 1/1200 - 1/1250 scale models, rules will be General Quarters II. I will furnish all materials.
Title: The Battle of the Bashi Channel or Battlecruisers in the China Sea 1947
Thanks to liberal application of the rare substance Handwavium furnished by generous Alien Space Bats, WWII in the Pacific is extended into 1947, allowing use of ships not completed by 1945 and some "never weres"
Scenario is very loosely based on the Alaska/Guam raid of 1945.
Local airpower having been fought to a standstill seapower in the Western Pacific has devolved on traditional surface units. Intent on disrupting Japanese logistics moving between conquered areas in the Dutch East Indies/Southeast Asia/Philippines, the US Navy has sent a surface raiding force into the East China Sea. Force is built around an Alaska class large cruiser and a modernized Lexington class battlecruiser, and includes a division of light cruisers and a division of destroyers. As the raid is winding up toward the northern end of the East China Sea, the American admiral receives the horrifying news that the tanker group waiting in the northern Philippine Sea to replenish his now-thirsty ships has been destroyed by a Japanese submarine wolfpack. He needs to get out of Dodge, aka the East China Sea, in a hurry so he can proceed to Guam at an economical speed. He elects to depart via the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait.
The Japanese have not been idle. They have rushed a force from the Home Islands to Formosa with orders to proceed into the East China Sea and destroy the raiders. The Japanese admiral, anticipating the American action, sorties to block the Luzon Strait. He has a pair of the new B-65 class battlecruisers, a mixed formation of heavy and light cruisers, and a destroyer division with a light cruiser leader.
The American mission is to break through the Bashi Channel, the Japanese mission is to stop them.
Tactical Solutions 2017, October 6, 7, & 8 2017, Miniature Gaming Convention
Red Lion Inn in Spokane at the Park
303 W. North River Drive, Spokane WA 99201