The Victorian Battle Squadron's page is maintained by Tony
Collins, the AusBG's Technical Officer and is the best place
to find accounts of the early days of the AusBG (this site
predates the official AusBG site by a considerable margin)
Not a club homepage, instead the homepage of the ever helpful
Randy Kehr. Of particular interest is his Naval War College
with its extensive collection of articles on ship building
and combat operations, his extensive links collection, and
"Project California", a project showing just how far it
is possible to go with a "Biggun" combat warship's construction.
One of the "Big Three" American "Biggun" clubs,
this one located the San Francisco Bay Area. These chaps
go very much their own way on rules, so AusBG members need
to be careful about taking advice on this site too literally.
That said, its a good site and these guys have a great time.
They list more than 40 operational warships and their website
contains their rules, officers, ship and frequency lists,
meeting schedule and directions as well as their photo collection.
These guys really have some great looking boats !
Speaking as a webpage designer, this is a beautifully constructed
home page and has obviously had significant thought put
into it. It is the home page of the main "US East Coast"
biggun club, the "Mid-Altantic Battle Group". Despite the
name, this group is not based in the mid-Atlantic but instead
appears to be in Virginia. They have been battling for a
while now, including visiting the MBG to really give their
boats a try out. A credit to its webmaster. Ignore the weird
colour cast of the thumbnail photos, the full sized pictures
are quite good.
The excellent home page of the large "biggun" battlegroup,
the "North Texas Battle Group" a fully operational group
holding regular meetings.
Well worth a visit, especially for the those who want to
build a warship.
Another personal site from a member of the Midwest Battle
Group. This one has details of the Japanese Heavy Cruiser
the Italian Battleship Roma
and the large American Carrier USS
Midway. It also has a tribute to Bill
Newbauer, the main source of "Indiana" style cannon
for many years and a selection of printable flags.
These are *.WPS files and what software you need to print
them is currently unclear.
The home of "Fighting Steel", the best computer wargame
for WWII Dreadnought combat. Also just about a one stop
shop for every computer based naval game and lots of board
games as well. Very much worth a visit.
A number of British "Type 12" frigates have been expended
as targets, this page covers the sinking of "HMS Lowestoft"
(Sinkex), "HMS Berwick" (Sinkex), "HMNZS Waikato" (Scuttled)
and the truely spectacular destruction of "HMAS Torrens"
(Sinkex) by a Mk 48 torpedo fired by one of Australia's
new "Collins" class submarines.
A United States Navy "Charles F Adams" class detroyer, USS
Buchanan (DDG-14) was expended as a sinkex target in 2000.
This site contains a tribute to the last service this gallant
ship gave (as a target), some photos of her damage and a final
photo of her slipping away.