RED FLAG AND WHITE ENSIGN

This series of scenarios focuses on surface actions in the Atlantic.  It spans the years from 1939 through 1943.  All but one reflect the active naval war fought between the Royal Navy and the German Kriegsmarine.

When it came to surface actions in the Second World War, the Royal Navy fought the most.  Many of its actions were fought against the Kriegsmarine, for although the Germans had relatively few warships compared to the British, they risked them repeatedly.  In World War I, the Germans built short-ranged, coal-fueled ships and husbanded them as a counterweight to Royal Navy.  In World War II, aided by the greater range and ease of refueling that oil fuel gave, the Germans used their ships as surface raiders and committed them to the high seas.  Many of the scenarios in this series result from the Germanís willingness to risk their ships in this way.

Note: For older scenarios, see the updated ship forms on the  FOTW Ships page.  These have been revised to include the gun tables on the forms, to make merchant ships easier to sink, and in other minor details.

River Plate -- The classic surface action between the Graf Spee and British cruisers.

Ocean Raiders -- Battleship Rodney finds some German surface raiders mopping up a British convoy.

Bismarck versus Vian -- British destroyers take on the mighty Bismarck.

Denmark Straits -- The classic battle between the Bismarck and the Hood, but with some interesting historical options.

A Christmas Battle   -- A German raider finds a British troop convoy, and more.

Action in the Bay of Biscay -- British cruisers out after a German blockade runner find the German covering forces instead.

Casablanca -- An Atlantic scenario with new combatants -- the United States and France.

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