Profiles

Cruel Seas: Submarine Warfare

The German U-Boat VIIc will shortly be emerging from the depths. We compare it to the Royal Navy T-class Submarine in Cruel Seas. German U-Boats Submarines saw tremendous success in…

HMS Starling: with Walter Riley Jnr

We recently received this superb letter from Walter Riley Jr which we had to share it with you all… All aboard HMS Starling. From: Walter Riley (Jnr) Hi, Just dropping…

Spotlight: The Kriegsmarine R-Boat

As one of the Kriegsmarine’s most produced classes of ship, R-boats proved to be real workhorses, acting as minesweepers, patrol craft and rescue vessels. Designed during the inter-war period, these…

Theatre Profile: The Mediterranean Sea

This week, we’re exploring the (relatively) placid waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the perfect setting for a myriad of Cruel Seas battles! The Mediterranean pitted the Royal Navy against the…

Cruel Seas Weapon Focus: the Holman Projector

In 1940 Britain and her empire stood alone. She had to re-equip as soon as she could to take on the Axis might. Whilst excellent weapons were being churned out…

Ship Focus: F-Lighters in the Mediterranean

The small harbours of North Africa were impassable to larger merchantmen. Enter the F-Lighter, half landing craft, half gunboat.  Humble Beginnings “An MFP could hold its own with a destroyer,…

Spotlight: Roberts-class Monitors

What happens if you’ve got a few 15″ battleship guns laying around? Build a monitor, of course! This week, we’re looking at the career of the Roberts-class monitor.  The term…

Spotlight: The Red Fleet in Cruel Seas

Rounding out our coverage of the different forces available in Cruel Seas, we’ve got a look at the Red Fleet and the array of unusual small craft that fought on…

Spotlight: The Regia Marina in Cruel Seas

We’re heading for sunnier climes in Cruel Seas this week, with a look at the Italian Regia Marina. Renowned for their speed, the MAS boat takes to the seas! The…

Spotlight: The Free French Naval Forces

For those of you looking for something a little bit different, we’re taking a look at the Free French Naval Forces and how you can use them in Cruel Seas!…

Spotlight: The Imperial Japanese Navy in Cruel Seas

Menaced by the fast-moving PT Boats of the US Navy, the Imperial Japanese Navy found itself on the back foot. This week, we’re looking at how they tried to tip…

Spotlight: The US Navy in Cruel Seas

Taking the action into the azule waters of the Pacific, we’re having a look at how the US Navy operates in the upcoming Cruel Seas! Plywood Derby America was a…

Spotlight: The Kriegsmarine in Cruel Seas

Travelling in the turbulent wake of last week’s article on the Royal Navy is a look at the Kriegsmarine and their fearsome fleet of small boats. Schnellboot Kaiser Wilhelm’s vision,…

Spotlight: The Royal Navy in Cruel Seas

With the launch of Cruel Seas drifting ever closer, we’re taking a look at each of the fleets that feature in this new game of motor torpedo boat action. This…

Cruel Seas: An introduction to Small Ship Action

Part One Cruel Seas Cruel Seas is a 1/300th scale tabletop miniatures game where you command flotillas of small ships in battle. Action in the game is fast-paced – with…