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Combat PhotoModel Warship Combat is a game where 1/144th scale model warships from WWI and WWII with working BB cannons and bilge pumps battle each other in fleets of Axis and Allied ships. The sides of the ships are made from sheets of 1/32" balsa and once the balsa has enough holes in it to let more water in than the bilge pump can handle, it's down to Davy Jone's Locker it goes!

Combat PhotoBut not to worry! Captains are quickly able to wade out and retrieve their boats. The ships are designed to survive combat, be patched, and return to their team for the very next battle (repairs usually take less than an hour). Points are awarded to each team for the damage (holes) they do to the other fleet's ships, with bonuses awarded for ships actually sunk (the part we all love!)
2014-11-13: Another GREAT Newsletter!
Hi everyone. A really cool Task Force 144 is available to members. There is a standard version:
Task Force 144 Winter 2014 Edition (PDF)
(Really Cool Version)
(warning: large file size)
Many thanks to our club Editor and the fine captains who wrote articles for this edition!

2014-09-21: Fall 2014 Ice Breaker
Our northern brethren up in Region 1 had a very successful annual "Ice Breaker" battle Sept 20-21. Many thanks to the hosts as a lot of work went into prepping the pond. The weather was about as good as could be expected, and it looks like some great battling was done:
Big thanks to all the guys for making the battle. Very sorry to hear Matthew missed battle due to accidently dunking his radio (but thank you for taking the pictures Matthew! Since I know you guys will schedule another one as soon as possible, go easy on Matthew next time since he missed out this time (or go twice as hard on him since you still owe him the bb's he missed this battle - lol!)

2014-09-10: Fall 2014 Southeast Regional
Great fun and mayhem was apparently had by our southeast captains (with guests from as far west as Texas and far north as Canada!) during their annual Labor Day Leadfest regional three-day battle. With almost 20 captains present, everyone enjoyed two battles a day, BBQ chicken grilled pond-side by some of our Boy Scout captains (future Eagle Scouts, or even chefs, the way they cook!), and a dinner banquet with pictures from the Saturday and Sunday battling projected to the side while everyone ate and talked (and laughed). Ceramic awards were made by host's wife (Amanda Koehler) and presented at the dinner:
Admirals Award: Joel Goodman (Allied Victory)
Bermuda Triangle Award: Mike Mangus (most sunk)
Kitchen Sieve Award: Christopher Koehler (most holes)
Mighty Mouse Award: Chase Hargrave (for little ships that run with the BBs!)
Life Line Award: Tim Krakowski (for maintaining and loaning ships to others)
Valor Award: John Jones (for fighting it out with everyone shootin gat him)
Thomas Edison Award: Frank Falango (his I-400 is a technological wonder)
Blackbeard Award: Don Cole (our very own Terror of the Seven Seas - lol)

The final morning was supposed to be a free-for-all but instead turned into a "everyone pile on Joel's USS Indiana", who took the turn of events in his usual good humor. While he never gave up and was shooting back to the very end, the carnage was eventually too much:

There are more pictures from the event at the link below:
Thanks to everyone who attended and made the event so much fun. Now BACK TO PATCHING!

2014-07-26: NATS 2014 AWARDS!
Congratulations to the Axis captains for victory at the MWC National Competition 2014 in Ramsey, Minnesota. I am sure everyone there gave it their best (in various ways), but of course special recognition shold go to following for the following awards:

Best of Class 2: Ty S, HMS Fiji
Best of Class 3: Zach H, USS Minneapolis
Best of Class 4: Hudson Maiers, IJN Kongo
Best of Class 5: Johnny Adams, SMS Baden
Best of Class 6,7: Jeff Lide, IJN Mutsu
Founder's: Tyler, IJN Nagato
Individual Combatant: Erik, Suffren
Best of Scale Convoy: Ty's Liberty Ship
Best of Scale Warship: Gerald's Cruiser
Best Dressed: Grant
Life Line: Mike Smith (only captain to complete a return run)
Rookie of the Year: Erik, Suffren
The Bart Purvis Sportsman Trophy: Bob H
Most Feared Allied: Tim B, Vanguard
Most Feared Axis: Jeff L, IJN Mutsu
Winning admiral: Tyler (Axis) by approx 8K points

Dec 06 to Dec 06 2014
   Build Session at Ted_s House
   Ted_s House
   Houston, TX

Mar 21 to Mar 23 2015
   Brouhaha on the Bayou
   Wade_s Pond
   Boutte, LA

June 21 to June 26 2015
   Oakboro, NC

July 19 to July 24 2015
   2015 MWC Nats
   5151 Potters RD
   Saranac, MI


Want to find out more?! One of our veteran captains, Bob Hornemann, has put together a
"Welcome to the MWC" DVD
with footage from our battles and narration explaining this exciting hobby. If you would like a copy, you can find it at the link below:
(Get the DVD)
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