Tuesday, March 17, 2015

San Diego 2015

My wife and I decided to take a short trip to San Diego.  We had a great time with great weather (about 90F/30C).

The first day we took in the harbour sights.  I have been to the area before, but I enjoy San Diego.  We skipped the USS Midway aircraft carrier, which I've been on before so didn't mind.  We did tour the ships at the Maritime Museum.  The Soviet submarine is fun to walk/crawl through.  We also took a 2 hour harbour tour where you get to see up closer the U.S. modern navy and naval base.  Lots of activity when we were there.  Below are a small selection of ships we saw in San Diego bay.

HMS Surprise, used in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World movie.
B-39 Soviet submarine.  I saw her in Vancouver in 1998.

Swift Boat, PCF-816.  Not open when we were there.
USS Midway (foreground) and USS Ronald Reagan (background)
USS America (LHA-6) arriving

Harbour Tour Photos below

USS New Orleans (LPD-18) arriving
F/A-18s, probably from USS Ronald Reagan
Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS) just landed
USS Ronald Reagan
USS Boxer (LHD-4), USS Kidd (DDG-100)? (K100?), and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)

USS Peleliu (LHA-5)

USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and USS Essex (LHD-2)

Independence-class littoral combat ship
USS Spruance (DDG-111) arriving

HSV Sea Slice is an experimental United States Navy vessel, built by Lockheed Martin.

Monday, March 16, 2015

March CMH Club Meeting

Another good club meeting.  The two main games going on at this meeting were the Column, Line and Square rules (getting ready for this summer Waterloo anniversary game) and the WWII Solomon's naval campaign game.  I am involved with the the naval campaign on the U.S. side.  The campaign is going okay for the U.S.  During my battle at the meeting, we (the U.S.) fortunately outnumbered the Japanese and we won the battle.

Pictures from the meeting below.

Column, Light and Square wargame rules in action.

Naval game

My destroyers move into close range on the Japanese light cruiser.