Sydney Battle Squadron

Meeting on selected Saturdays during 2015 at the Hubertus Country Club, Luddenham

Sydney Battle Squadron



USS Alabama (Sydney Battle Squadron) hunts down and sinks the Newcastle Battle Squadron's SS Jervis Bay

 

Location

We are currently battling at the Hubertus Country Club, 205 Adams Road, Luddenham


View Larger Map

The Sydney Battle Squadron's Great Lakes Ore carrier "Leon Frasier" turns hard to Port to avoid the fire of the Newcastle Battle Squadron's USS North Carolina

Ultimately though, unsupported by her Squadron's Battleship, it could only end one way

 

Schedule

 

MONTH MEETING DATE TIMES STATUS
January National Meeting in Syd Sat & Sun, Jan 24th, 25th 10-5 Confirmed
Febuary Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday Febuary 14th 12-4 Confirmed
March Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday March 14th 12-4 Confirmed
April Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday 11th April 12-4 Confirmed
May Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday 9th May 12-4 Confirmed
June National Meeting in NEWCASTLE Sat 6th & Sun 7th June 10-4 Confirmed
July Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday 11th July 12-4 Confirmed
August Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday 8th August 12-4 Confirmed
September Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday 12th September 12-4 Confirmed
October Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday 10th October 12-4 Confirmed
November Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday 14th Novermber 12-4 Confirmed
December Sydney Squadron Battle Meeting Saturday 12th December 12-4 Confirmed

 

Visiting

Visitors are welcome, but please get in touch before hand (Richard on 0410 60 1261) to confirm the meeting is on.

Hubertus Country Club has granted us control of the immediate area around the battle during meetings. It is a condition of entry into that area that attendees agree to follow the safety rules of the Australian Battle Group, including signing a waiver and the wearing of ANZS 1337 Medium Impact compliant industrial safety glasses with side protection when cannon are live. A limited supply of compliant safety glasses will be available for loan.


Joining the Sydney Battle Squadron

The Sydney Battle Squadron is a sub-group of the Australian Battle Group. To be a member of the Sydney Battle Squadron you need to be a member of the Australian Battle Group as well as be a member of the Hubertus Club (whose pond we battle on). That said, we are actively recruiting and seek to get as many ships on the water as possible. The existing members are only too happy to help you with deciding what ships to build and their construction. Contact one of the members for more information.

The Victorian Battle Squadron "Battleship X" attempts to force Sydney's USS Alabama to break off her attack on a Canberra T2 class Tanker, firing into Alabama as the Alaba fires into the tanker

Again Battleship X punishes USS Alabama for focusing on the tanker, hitting her hard below 'B' turret

Not that it helps the tanker a great deal.

But she tried

And paid the price once USS Alabama was no longer distracted

Building Meetings

Purpose

Battles are competitive and battle meetings can be fairly intense, as each side works hard to dominate the battlefield. This is great fun, but does not give us much time to get to know each other, nor to discuss the finer points of combat or ship construction.

To give us the time to have a good chat and to enable members to help each other get their ships on the pond, we have started a series of "Building" Meetings. These are intended to be a more relaxed sort of meeting, time to get to know each other, discuss the finer points of the hobby and help members get vessels on the pond.

All our vessels are custom built for the hobby and understanding what needs to be done to build a vessel and how to actually do it can be a bit of an obstacle. These meetings are intended to make it as easy as possible to get a vessel on the pond and working well.

Planned Building Meetings of the Sydney Battle Squadron

Building Meetings are held weekly in at Richard's place in West Pennant Hills. Please contact Richard for details

 

Contacts

Name Location Phone Email
Richard Simpson
West Pennant Hills (near Hornsby) (0410) 60 1261 richard@rsimpson.id.au