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Title: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: besilarius on May 31, 2016, 08:20:13 PM
https://www.usnwc.edu/About/News/May-2016/Naval-War-College-reenacts-Jutland-wargame.aspx?platform=hootsuite

One of the participants noted that the US leaders of WWII studied Jutland and learned from it.
Course the IJN leaders of WWII did the same.  Different conclusions.
Title: Re: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: Staggerwing on June 01, 2016, 04:30:21 AM
https://www.usnwc.edu/About/News/May-2016/Naval-War-College-reenacts-Jutland-wargame.aspx?platform=hootsuite

One of the participants noted that the US leaders of WWII studied Jutland and learned from it.
Course the IJN leaders of WWII did the same.  Different conclusions.

Toonces, were you at this?
Title: Re: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: Toonces on June 02, 2016, 10:37:26 AM
I was.  I'm in that picture, the first guy on the left-most side in the white shirt.  I took a bunch of pics and was planning on writing up for the Front PageTM but, you know...

It was pretty cool, though.  I can't remember the name of my ship, I think it was Kaiser Wilhelm.  Anyway, I was on the German side and took a couple of hits, but also contributed to a significant amount of damage to two British ships before the game ended.
Title: Re: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: Toonces on June 02, 2016, 10:46:20 AM
Just to expand on that, like it says in the article, they used replicas of the actual models and the same wargame rules they used to use back in the day. 

The room it was held in is the old wargaming room.  Now it's the international students' lounge, but back when they used to do the wargames on the floor, the floor was that checkerboard pattern.  That's what you see in the old pictures.  Now it's all carpeted, so they spread out that checkered mat to replicate what the room used to look like.
Title: Re: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2016, 12:52:28 PM
I don't believe that's you in the picture. There's no giant watch.
Title: Re: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: Toonces on June 02, 2016, 05:58:13 PM
Dude, you gotta look for the wrist bulge.  I'm hiding my watch with my sleeve, kinda like a gansta hiding his prison tats.

C'mon, man, even Maverick didn't wear his watch for everyone to see all the time.

I still might write this up, depending on how my free time ends up this weekend.
Title: Re: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 02, 2016, 06:12:31 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: Staggerwing on June 02, 2016, 06:14:43 PM
I was.  I'm in that picture, the first guy on the left-most side in the white shirt. 

I actually suspected that was you. I just didn't want to presume.

Title: Re: Naval War College revisits Jutland
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 02, 2016, 09:59:54 PM
hes also the most tan person there.