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Fletcher Pratt"s Naval war game

Fletcher Pratt

Fletcher Pratt"s Naval war game

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Published by Z & M Enterprises in Milwaukee, Wis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War games, Naval.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNaval war game.
    Statementdrawings by Inga Pratt, Dan Dorcy, photos by Bill Kojis.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsV250 .P7 1976
    The Physical Object
    Pagination38 p. :
    Number of Pages38
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4934541M
    LC Control Number76361524


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Although I originally ordered Fletcher Pratt’s Naval Wargame: Wargaming with model ships just to get the rules, I wondered why the volume seemed so overpriced for a rules set for playing a war game with miniatures on a floor or table-top/5(15). This is a set of naval miniature game rules for WWI and WWII ship battles, popular during the 's.

From the Introduction: [A] game that can be played by almost anyone not too heavily upholstered to bend over and maneuver a model ship across the floor. It is also, fortunately, a game whose practical details can be learned in 15 minutes or less, in spite of the apparent complexity of the rules/10(26).

Fletcher Pratt's Naval Wargame: Wargaming with model ships - Kindle edition by Pratt, Fletcher, Curry, John. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Fletcher Pratt's Naval Wargame: Wargaming with model ships /5(3).

The History of Wargaming Project have published an expanded version of Fletcher Pratt's naval war game rules, in hardcopy and Kindle. I consider Pratt one of the finest fantasy writers of the first half of the 20th century (The Blue Star, The Well of the Unicorn and the comedic novellas he wrote with De Camp for Unknown) and he was an important figure in early wargaming as well.

The rest of the book has a select bibliography, some media coverage of the Fletcher Pratt War Game Notes on World War II Naval Gunnery Ranges, notes on the discovery of the lost Fletcher Pratt Land War Game, notes on Aircraft Carrier Capacities for aircraft and some suggestions for.

Game Name: Fletcher Pratt’s Naval Wargame: Wargaming with Model Ships Author: John Curry Publisher: Year: (Originally published in ) Players: Ages: 10+ Playing Time: Three hours to days on end Retail Price: $ on Category: Naval Miniature Rules It may seem a bit strange to review a game that essentially hit the market well /5.

Vintage Fletcher Pratt's Naval War Game Book. This is a book of naval miniature war game rules for WWI and WWII ship battles. Book shows overall normal vintage wear.

The pages are yellowed but clean and Rating: % positive. The Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame was one of the most successful naval wargames of the 20th century. The straightforward rules, based on the innovation of estimating the range in order to hit, have an enduring fascination as a simulation of the 'big gun era' /5(14).

The Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame was one of the most successful naval wargames of the 20th century. The straightforward rules, based on the innovation of estimating the range in order to hit, have an enduring fascination as a simulation of the ‘big gun era’   I know that it is the top selling book in the HISTORY OF WARGAMING PROJECT, and I can see why.

I strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in naval wargaming who has not already bought a copy. Its details are as follows: Fletcher Pratt's Naval Wargame (published by The History of Wargaming Project [] ISBN 1 6).

Fletcher Pratt’s Naval War Game (New York: Harrison-Hilton Books, ) is unpaginated and spiral bound in stiff blue covers. In its 40 pages it gives a brief historical overview and details the rules and principles for play.

The art of wargaming has undoubtedly moved forward substantially since Fletcher-Pratt's time, but these rules are very much a special thing that came out of a time when America was about to engage in its greatest naval war and the rules were modified to reflect the experiences of that s: 2.

There's a grim reality to this game of miniature naval battles — though this is supposedly only another instance of the adult's need for games developed out of childhood's play. Fletcher Pratt, authority on things naval, has formulated the methods, procedure and rules.

It is played with model ships, for which instructions are given, and the rules themselves are simple enough. Buy Fletcher Pratt's Naval War Game (2nd Printing) - Historical Mini Rules from Z&M Enterprises - part of our ' Historical Miniatures collection.

Just what is Fletcher Pratt’s Naval War Game. Let’s start with asking who Fletcher Pratt was. For most people, Mr. Pratt was a fantasy author who was pals with L. Sprague de Camp.

I think it’s a bit funny that Pratt is a sort of side note to de Camp these days when Pratt was a. I finally received my very own copy of this classic last week. Am I excited.

Hell yes. Mine's a very nice second edition and well worth the search. It adds to the collection (obviously) but it is also a kind of "foundation piece" as all my other books refer to it in some form.

In the case of Featherstone's Naval War Games an entire chapter Author: Millsy. Conference lecture on the naval wargaming rules. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. The Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame was played in New York between The games were huge, part of the New York Social scene.

This lecture talks about the. Michel's War: From Manila to Mukden: an American Navy Officer's War with the Japanese, By John J. Michel Presidio, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.

Try to get a copy of Pratt's Rules for Naval Wargaming - I have a copy, but it may be out of print. He developed these rules, based on Fred Janes' Rules developed back aroundaround or Designed to use small (1" or scale) model warships.

Belonged to a Naval Wargamers club in New orleans () that used these. Murray Fletcher Pratt () was a science fiction and fantasy writer; he was also well-known as a writer on naval history and on the American Civil War.

Pratt attended Hobart College for one year/5. The following photograph of a Fletcher Pratt Naval War Game in progress surfaced very recently on I saw it I was struck by several things.

Firstly that nearly 50% of the participants were women; secondly that they all seem to have deployed their destroyers between the two battle lines; and thirdly that at the. The Fletcher class was a class of destroyers built by the United States during World War class was designed inas a result of dissatisfaction with the earlier destroyer leader types of the Porter and Somers classes.

Some went on to serve during the Korean War and into the Vietnam ed by: Gleaves class. What I find interesting is the method that Fletcher Pratt adopted for simulating gunfire in his naval wargame, especially when it is compared with that used in the earlier but equally famous Fred Jane Naval War Game.

In Fred Jane's game players had to try to hit a paper target with something that looked like a wooden fly-swat (known as a. Murray Fletcher Pratt () was a science fiction and fantasy writer; he was also well-known as a writer on naval history and on the American Civil War.

Pratt attended Hobart College for one year. During the s he worked for the Buffalo Courier-Express and on a Staten Island newspaper/5.

Things we got wrong (or did we?) Ina book was published called “Sea Power and Today's War” / by Fletcher Pratt Murray Fletcher Pratt (25 April – 10 June ) was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and history.

He is best known for his works on naval history and on. The Fletcher Pratt Award is presented annually at the May meeting. One of the founding members and the second president of the Civil War Round Table of New York, Fletcher Pratt was a prolific writer.

Pratt authored 16 books, including six on the American Civil War. Land-based miniature wargames have also been adapted to naval wargaming. All at Sea, for example, is an adaptation of The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game rules for naval conflicts.

The game's mechanics centred on boarding parties, with options for ramming actions and light artillery in the form of ballistae and other siege engines. By Captain George Stewart, USN (RET) This is the third in a series of articles by Captain Stewart detailing the technical specifications, manning, and operations of the U.S.

Navy’s Fletcher class destroyers. In my previous two articles (read Part 1 here, read Part 2 here) I gave technical and manning overviews of the U.S. Navy’s highly successful Fletcher class destroyer.

John Curry’s publication of the Fletcher Pratt naval wargame sheds valuable light on a game that many people have heard of, but I suspect few have played any time recently. John has helpfully placed some Excel spreadsheets on his website that saves everyone else from reinventing the wheel.

So the creation of ship cards etc. is quick and easy. Fletcher Pratt's Naval Wargame Wargaming with model ships 1, ISBNISBNBrand New, Free P&P in the UK.

Frank Friday Fletcher, born 23 November in Oskaloosa, Iowa, was a member of the Naval Academy class of As Commander of the 1st Division, Atlantic Fleet, he directed the landing at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 Aprilwith distinction which won him the Medal of Honor. He was named Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet later that year, ranking as Admiral from 10 March   Fletcher Pratt is also known for another innovation: he was the developer in of an early miniature wargame, in which massive naval battles could be reenacted on a 1 inch to 50 feet scale using toy ships.

Known simply as Fletcher Pratt’s Naval War Game (not a very marketable title), it even has a mention on the BoardGameGeek website. Developed in the 's and revised in the light of WWII experience, Fletcher Pratt's Naval War Game accurately reflects the problems and results of naval combat.

Long before the historic naval engagement at the mouth of the River Plate for example, the game had predicted that three small British cruisers could defeat the vaunted German "pocket.

The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy—with the approval of the President—to any ship, aircraft, detachment or other US Navy or Marine Corps unit which, subsequent to December 6,distinguished itself by outstanding heroism in action against the enemy, but not sufficient to warrant award of the Presidential Unit Citation.

This is the fifth and last article in a series describing life aboard a World War II built Fletcher Class destroyer during the post World War II era (For links to my previous articles click here).This article describes my personal experiences during my assignment to the USS Halsey Powell (DD ) during the period to Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher was an American naval officer who played a key role in the early battles of World War II in the Pacific.

An Iowa native, he received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the occupation of he had little experience with carriers, Fletcher directed Allied forces at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May and at the Battle of Midway a month later. Civil War in Pictures by Pratt, Fletcher and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Compleat Enchanter The Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea L.

Sprague De Camp the other that of prizefighter in the flyweight (pound) class. He fought several times, lost a4/5(32). After the war, the Fletcher continued on to serve for many years to come in navies from across the globe, with the last Fletcher, in service with Mexico’s navy, retiring in Though outmatching Fletcher’s real life performance will be nigh impossible, future commanders of this ship in War Thunder will have all tools at their disposal to.

USS Fletcher (DD), the thirtieth Spruance-class destroyer, was part of the first major class of United States Navy surface ships to be powered by gas was commissioned in July and was deployed mainly in the western and southern Pacific, but also voyaged to the Indian Ocean and Persian was the second ship in the U.S.

Navy to bear this name but the first to be named Aircraft carried: 2 x Sikorsky SH Seahawk LAMPS III. Through Waters Deep – Destroyer Tour: Below Decks. POSTED: Wednesday, August 5, by Sarah Sundin For over one hundred years, destroyers have served as versatile naval workhorses.

In World War II, US destroyers escorted convoys, hunted submarines, fought surface battles, bombarded shore positions, rescued downed airmen and stranded sailors, and served as radar .Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher (Novem Novem ) was an American naval officer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

He was the uncle of World War II Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher. Fletcher, born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy class of