Russian and Swedish ships
Posted 24 February 2020 - 02:31 AM
My son and I are enjoying miniature war gaming and I want to introduce him to Post Captain. He really enjoys playing the Russians in all our other games and so I was wondering how I might go about representing Russian ships of the period. Thank you in advance.
Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:28 PM
The main stumbling block to producing accurate ship logs is finding good data. For the some of the navys (British, French, US and Russian) the data is available, thanks to several very good reference works. The situation for the other fleets is not nearly as good. This is especially true for the smaller powers (Swedes, Danes and Dutch). There are some very preliminary plans for expanding the ship lists, but I can't say with any certainty what will be covered or when that'll happen.
Posted 26 February 2020 - 02:15 PM
Thank you for that information. I was wondering if you could recommend some reference material for the period? I have copies of the Conway's books for WW1 and WW2 and they seem to help quite a bit. What would you suggest for the 1793-1815 period? Thank you in advance.
Posted 16 March 2020 - 08:23 PM
Russia fought 2 substantial wars that I am aware of in this period; one with Turkey and one with Sweden. I would start with google and see where that takes you. Frigates were basically frigates so each type of ship was very similar regardless of the navy. Use french ones as your guide, but English would work as well. Carronades would be very rare and all crews would be pretty poor with the Swedes being the best of the bunch. Hope that will get you started.
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