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by seldon
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The smaller navies of WWII - resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 3066

With regards to the Argentina senario you would have to asume that Peron takes office earlier than he did since although the previous governement was a military Government since '43 of whcih Peron was actually part of he did not have enough power yet. Of course he Peron was himself and admirer of th...
by seldon
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Admirals of the High Seas Tournament - Results
Replies: 47
Views: 9788

Ok, got it, then I was on the same page. Thanks !
by seldon
Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Admirals of the High Seas Tournament - Results
Replies: 47
Views: 9788

But you can still spot at long range with MK 1 human optical device :) right ? It is just harder that with radar correct ?

thanks
by seldon
Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Admirals of the High Seas Tournament - Results
Replies: 47
Views: 9788

Quick question. It was mentioned that lack of radar was a liability specially in bad weather, yet the radar bonus to shooting does not apply in bad weather, so why was it such a liability not to have radar in bad weather ? I see why radar is so important against smoke in any conditions, but why is i...
by seldon
Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Historically accurate ??
Replies: 28
Views: 7087

From what I read from the battle of the Denmark Strait most of the battle happened whith ships going at their max speed. Even when both of the sides were willing to engage. If going slower would have been better I would have expected the Germans to slow down while shooting on the approaching brits, ...
by seldon
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The joy of destroyers
Replies: 41
Views: 12034

Kevin C.,
Could you provide the reasoning for the 30 mins per turn.

Depending on how you consider flank speed and taking 1" = 1000 yards given the ranges of the weapons I've seen calculations showing that turns would be between 6 to 10 minutes.


Thanks

Seldon
by seldon
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Historically accurate ??
Replies: 28
Views: 7087

Well, I think is hard to understand that the Littorio is the same points or priority level as the Yamato.

I think that the upcoming tournament you guys are going to play might be a good test for adjusting the priority levels.

It will be interesting to see the conclusion and the results

cheers
by seldon
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The Hunt for Bismarck mini campaign -LSHM-
Replies: 12
Views: 3711

I love Flat Top, I've played it many times. It is a great game but ussually you have few surface actions and mostly air attacks, that is why the idea of for example using Bonb Alley from Avalanche Press and VAS for surface actions is really attractive. But again, I think flat top is a really fun gam...
by seldon
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The Hunt for Bismarck mini campaign -LSHM-
Replies: 12
Views: 3711

I would agree, campaign system good and fun, tactical a bit boring. As mentioned it is an ideal system for the campaign part.
I am eager to try th 1904 Russo-Jap campaign once DM releases for all of us the pre-dred VAS :) ;)
by seldon
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The Hunt for Bismarck mini campaign -LSHM-
Replies: 12
Views: 3711

The US ships are covered in one of the what if senarios.

I am embarrassed to say that I used Microsoft Word :) I didn't have anything better at hand at the moment.
by seldon
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The Hunt for Bismarck mini campaign -LSHM-
Replies: 12
Views: 3711

Task force B was King George V, a cruiser force and the CV Victorious. The British also had force H anchored in Gibraltar and other ships like Rodney in Convoy escort missions. The British could sacrifce victory points to modbilize some of these units. In this particular game that was not necessary ...
by seldon
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The Hunt for Bismarck mini campaign -LSHM-
Replies: 12
Views: 3711

The Hunt for Bismarck mini campaign -LSHM-

Given the great interest of everyone at our gaming club http://www.lshm.net I thought it would be a good idea to run a mini campaing. Using the Avalon Hill Bismarck (1978 ) game and with minor integration adjustments I arranged the game in which the surface actions would be played using the Victory ...
by seldon
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Call to Arms and VaS Similarities?
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

yes yes yes... our russo-japanese war fleets are eagerly awaiting DM's rules !!! :)
by seldon
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The joy of destroyers
Replies: 41
Views: 12034

The nwe Mongoose :) makes a valid point. What about a SA that allows you to reload, but maybe Torpedoes should not be able to be fired at the same time as performing a special action. Firing torpedoes could be considered a special action ( automatic ) on itself. BTW, I am only debating this in the r...
by seldon
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: VAS scale
Replies: 13
Views: 3736

DM, I understand your comment about not getting into a system where you have to keep track of loading rates, I just wanted to know your take on the time scale to get general ideas on the game when thinking about house rules, so I appreciate the answer. Chernobyl makes a great point, I'd love to see ...
by seldon
Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: VAS scale
Replies: 13
Views: 3736

VAS scale

I no there is no stipulated scale, but DM always brings up that the scale could be seen as 1"=1000 yards. DM, I think you mentioned the time scale in the past, what is the take on time scale, ie. how long would a turn last. Is the speed of the ships and the rate of fire aligned or is one going faste...
by seldon
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The joy of destroyers
Replies: 41
Views: 12034

It does seem that more than one reload would be unrealistic and also gives to much of an advantage. In most of the diagrams I've seen the reloads are on horizontal mounts just as the torpedo tubes. I see that in DM rules he recommends a limit of one reload, seems very reasonable, would you consider ...
by seldon
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What counts as Armoured deck
Replies: 23
Views: 6197

DM, that is not a bad idea, maybe something for S&P ( :) we keep exploiting you, maybe BuShips could help :) ) After all some reliability issues are currently accounted for, examples are, German Radar, or Jap sub hunting. ( I personally see some of the Armoured Deck or Torpedo Belt Trait as treated ...
by seldon
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What counts as Armoured deck
Replies: 23
Views: 6197

I agree that is the DD for the 14". I was just saying that this does not reflect the problems that apparently KGV and POW were facing when it comes to rate of fire according to some material I've read, for example D.K.Brown who mentions that they were firing at less than 70% capacity at best due to ...
by seldon
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What counts as Armoured deck
Replies: 23
Views: 6197

Nope, that appears to be the standard DD for 14" If it would be included I think it should be done separately. The DD appears to come from their conversion system, which is very straightforward and has little quirks, which is great for all of us trying to represent any particular ship not on the lis...