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by oggie x
Tue May 08, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Nice site on WWI sea engagements
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

The local fountain of knowledge has it! Personally I like the Lion account better as it gives a better insight into crew life and problems in the battlecruiser squadron which were grimely realised in Jutland.

oggie x
by oggie x
Tue May 08, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Nice site on WWI sea engagements
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

It is good. The best bit I find is the Memoirs of Jutland written by a Gunnery officer in HMS Lion of events during his time on the ship both prior and after the battle as well as the negagement itself. Somewhere in the morass that is the internet is a site with the memoirs of the Captain of the SMS...
by oggie x
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Dreadnought and Pre-dreadnought era
Replies: 51
Views: 12645

The smaller navies can surely go into S+P. The main book should feature the larger navies at the time which have far more choice in terms of ships at various PLs. Several US battleships were stationed as part of the Royal Navy Home fleet during WW1 so the US should be included. Yes Ben they are 1/60...
by oggie x
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: USS Texas and Radar
Replies: 26
Views: 5773

I think that it is an issue which I presume was intended to better seperate out ships into priority levels. This is understandable but does lead to confusion when people say hey wait a min this is wrong. Unfortunatly many of the ship classes recieved upgrades part way through the war e.g. those inte...
by oggie x
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Dreadnought and Pre-dreadnought era
Replies: 51
Views: 12645

I was going more on which navies were larger and had the most dreadnoughts at the time. But you are right there are several navies which saw more action.

oggie x
by oggie x
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: USS Texas and Radar
Replies: 26
Views: 5773

I think the ship stats as presented in VaS may be those when the ships were first commissioned. If this is not the case then please correct me. Many larger warships e.g. the Queen Elizabeth class were upgraded throughout their career which in some cases was several decades recieving things like rada...
by oggie x
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Dreadnought and Pre-dreadnought era
Replies: 51
Views: 12645

I have models of all the battlecruisers for both the Royal Navy and High Seas Fleet that were at Jutland (well all those Brit ones with Beatty anyway). I think Happy Wanderers idea for the WW1 VaS book would work as there are so many dreadnought designs, many of which are only very slightly differen...
by oggie x
Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Dreadnought and Pre-dreadnought era
Replies: 51
Views: 12645

Thinking about PLs for WW1 there seem 2 schemes of PL (see below, with the ships typical of each PL) which could be used. 1. Patrol - things like torpedo boats Skirmish - light and medium cruisers Raid - armoured and heavy cruisers Battle - battlecruisers War - dreadnoughts "armageddon" - super drea...
by oggie x
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The smaller navies of WWII - resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 2771

I think that real events form great backstories, better than fiction anyway. Also whilst yes it is fun to occasionally try out some of the more hypothetical ships, I prefer historically accurate fleets (or as near as you can get in VAS) rather than turning up looking at my opponants fleet and thinki...
by oggie x
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: German 11" Guns
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

They made the barrel length longer in the Scharnorst main armament. This as I remember gives the shell more time in the barrel with the rapidally expanding gas pushing it along whilst this gas is contained behind the shell in the barrel. As long as the gas is pushing against the shell inside the bar...
by oggie x
Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: ALLIED NEWS
Replies: 10
Views: 2996

Oh well done. :D

oggie
by oggie x
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What fleet(s) are you collecting?
Replies: 56
Views: 13874

WW1 Royal Navy and High Seas Fleet Battlecruisers. I will modify the rules slightly until there is a WW1 suplement out.

oggie
by oggie x
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Bismark Armour
Replies: 29
Views: 7900

A good example of how much flooding and damage a ship can potentially take is the case of the Seydlitz (German Battlecruiser) after Jutland. Her she was hit by 1 torpedo 8-15 inch shells 6-13.5 inch shells 8-12 inch shells Flooding at its worst was 5329 tons causing an 8 degree list to port. If you ...
by oggie x
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Simulating The Battlefield
Replies: 20
Views: 4971

Blue/greyish cloth. CD of wave sounds. Sorted

oggie
by oggie x
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: My Gato class sub(pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 5917

Da Dum, Da Dum, Da Dum, Da Dum.

Great subbies.

oggie
by oggie x
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Ship Basing
Replies: 21
Views: 8538

Most seen to be inclined towards 1:2400.

oggie
by oggie x
Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Ship Basing
Replies: 21
Views: 8538

I will make them less likely to roll over in storage and the masts to break. Iam sorted as the ships I have come with bases or if they are small attached to bases. ID on bases is so useful especially if you have multiples of the same class in the fleet e.g. King George V class.

oggie
by oggie x
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Historical vs. "What If"
Replies: 46
Views: 14450

In the scenario the woods were impassable and any units not engaging were shot to bits using bolt throwers.

oggie
by oggie x
Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: HELP !!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

Did they say B3 beforehand! :D

oggie
by oggie x
Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Historical vs. "What If"
Replies: 46
Views: 14450

I like doing historical games, but these tend to favour one side over the other. For example I played the Battle of Watling Street in Warmaster Ancients facing a legion of Romans who are on top of a hill blocking the way between impassable woods on both sides as the Britons (no prizes for guessing t...