Saturday, 6 June 2015


Ever since I began with the Duchy I have been inspired by images.They often spark off ideas ,plans and possibilities for gaming and planning.Never more so than this one of a war galley on a Swiss lake-
Please click on it to see it in all it's glory...
The galleys were used in the 18th century and before.
Off soon to garden in a very,very gusty Duchy before the rain hits...


  1. Alan,

    You might want to take a look at this site:

    Lots of Galleys!

    -- Jeff

  2. During the War of 1812 there was a lot of naval activity on the Great Lakes here in the US, as well as the smaller Lake Champlain between the US and Quebec province. I often think freshwater navies offer a lot of gaming potential, given the general small size of the vessels involved. They could be used as part of a combined operations campaign in support of land forces.

  3. IIRC the Russians also used galleys in the Baltic for a while in the 1600s and 1700s.