My collected scenarios for GQ3.

Escape From Mers el Kebir. Shortly after the fall of France in 1940, the Royal Navy attacked the French fleet bases in Africa in Operation Catapult. Force H was sent to Mers el Kebir to neutralize the largest French battlefleet, and ended up sinking most of it. This is a "what if" scenario that assumes French Admiral Gensoul was better prepared and manages to effect a breakout with his fleet. Instead of the French fleet being shelled in port, they confront Force H on the open sea. This is an interesting battle, and more asymmetrical than it appears at first glance because of the variations in ship designs. A fun variation is to include an attack by planes from Ark Royal. I once ran this naval scenario while a friend ran a French vs. British dogfight at a neighboring table, pitting Hawk 75s against Fairey Swordfish escorted by Blackburn Skuas; the surviving Swordfish appeared in the midst of the naval game and made a torpedo attack which actually swung the battle (they disabled the Strasbourg, which was using her superior speed to get away).

I. Craig Nichols,
Feb 15, 2018, 8:16 PM