Find out more about Battlewagon’s background!
This is the first in a series of historical articles going back to the original edition of Battlewagon. Published originally in Nexus Magazine no. 1, Rulers of the High Seas discusses the historical background for the game. Focusing on the history of the dreadnoughts, this is a fascinating glimpse of history for anyone... [click here for more]
HISTORICAL NOTES: In 1944, McArthur returned to the Philippines. His return precipitated the greatest sea battle in history: the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The battle consisted of four separate but interrelated sea battles, one of which was the Battle off Samar.
Published in May 1983, this scenario was written for the first edition of Battlewagon, but can be easily adapted for the second... [click here for more]
Historical Notes: On April 1, 1945, allied forces assaulted Okinawa. The assault was not unexpected by the Japanese, hence extensive defensive positions had been prepared on the island and plans for naval and air attacks on allied ships had been developed.
On April 5,1945, the Yamato in company with a light cruiser and eight destroyers — the last functional naval units of... [click here for more]
Historical Notes: On December 31, 1942, a German force consisting of the pocket battleship Lutzow, the heavy cruiser Hipper, and two divisions of destroyers intercepted the British convoy JW51B. The convoy was defended by five destroyers and four corvettes. In addition, two light cruisers were 30 miles away and closing to join the convoy.
The battle began as the HMS Obdurate,... [click here for more]
Historical Background: As part of Operation SHO-I, intended to disrupt the American landings at Leyte Gulf, the Japanese intended to send two groups through Surigao Straits. These ships were to link up with others off of the beaches and destroy the landing forces. The American planes spotted Admiral Nishimura's two battleships on October 23rd, and the Allies moved six old battleships under... [click here for more]
The sixth historical scenario for Battlewagon has been released from the vaults of Nexus!Historical Background: Between August 1942 and the end of 1943, Japanese and Allied naval forces clashed in more than a dozen nighttime surface actions. These battles were generally the result of attempts to land, supply or evacuate troops in the Solomon Islands. Although Guadalcanal... [click here for more]