|Bomb Alley boardgame laid out for testing.|
Like the Arctic Convoy game I ran, this scenario will follow the Allied convoy from Gibraltar to Malta. For the Axis there are German and Italian submarines and aircraft. I really do not know Italian aircraft in WWII, so it will be interesting to learn more about them. Not sure about Italian warships yet. The Allies have a variety of ships and aircraft to defend the convoy.
After testing with the rules and making up my own quick reference sheets, I will then move onto researching miniatures. I already have some 1:2400 ships, but buying 1:3000 may be better and cheaper. I do like the 1:2400 GHQ detail though. I will also expand on the 1:1250 CAP Aero planes I already have. I'm looking forward to painting up the Nelson class British battleships and of course the British carriers (watch me paint them up and they don't show up on the table).
As to the what will cover a 6'x4' table for the game, I'll probably go with a hex sea mat again. A hex mat should be sufficient (with larger hexes) to fit the convoy and any other task forces that need to be laid out.
I think this will be another fun four hour map/miniature convoy game like the Arctic convoy game...maybe better.