Tag Archives: Royal Navy

Top 5 Aubrey-Maturin Novels

Hi. This is a board game blog. Yet, for the second time this month, there‘s a post about books: The first one was a guest post by book blogger Naty from Naty’s Book Shelf with book recommendations based on board game tastes. Here, the second one is about a series of historical novels – so at least you get the history fix you’ve come to expect on this blog.
We go back to the Age of Napoleon. France is fighting a coalition of European powers led by Britain. As Napoleon dominates the European continent, the only thing between his victorious army and Britain is the sea – and the ships that sail it. One of these ships is commanded by Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy, an Englishman as ever he was. Continue reading

The Naval Arms Race (Century of German History, #5)

Welcome to the fifth installment in my series Century of German History! Every post in the series sheds light on a focal event of German history in the 20th century and illustrates this event with precisely one board game. You can find the four previous posts here, here, here, and here.
Today we go to the very beginning of the century, to the very first decade and the Anglo-German naval arms race – from the comfortable naval position the United Kingdom enjoyed in the 19th century to the German challenge to this position, and the arms race proper and its consequences. Our game will be Europe in Turmoil: Prelude to the Great War (Kris van Beurden, Compass Games).

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