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paul.mercer
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Minefields

Postby paul.mercer » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:12 pm

Gentlemen,
What was meant by a 'declared minefield' as it doesn't seem right to tell your enemies where you have laid them?

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Re: Minefields

Postby Dave Saxton » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:03 pm

You don't want your own uninformed ships, and non navy traffic, and those of neutrals being sunk. Also some minefields are meant mainly to deny access of water to the enemy, so declaring an area mined also does that.
Entering a night sea battle is an awesome business.The enveloping darkness, hiding the enemy's.. seems a living thing, malignant and oppressive.Swishing water at the bow and stern mark an inexorable advance toward an unknown destiny.


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