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by verdantgreen
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What miniatures do you use for VAS?
Replies: 19
Views: 6487

I use Panzerschiffe for ships and several different manufacturers for planes. I like the place Panzerschiffe sits on the scale of detail versus cost.
by verdantgreen
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Russo-Japanese War
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

Very good news indeed. While I may not have the money to build up a pre-dreadnought fleet right now, it is a project I would be interested in for the future and I would certainly buy a Victory at Sea book about the era.
by verdantgreen
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Crew
Replies: 16
Views: 4110

I dropped Crew scores from my ships once for a game I was running that included some non-wargamers. I ended up liking it quite a bit and I'm glad to hear that there is some interest in this variant among the developers of the game.
by verdantgreen
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: [Age of Dreadnoughts] Special Actions per turn
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

[Age of Dreadnoughts] Special Actions per turn

Page 49 of Age of Dreadnoughts suggests that ships may not normally take more than one special action per turn. However, page 13 specifically mentions that ships may only attempt one special action that requires a command check each turn. This suggests that any number of the others may be carried ou...
by verdantgreen
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: [Agoe of Dreadnoughts] Firing arc confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Thank you for the clarification! Also, I appreciate how you stick around on the message boards and offer suggestions and rules answers. I know that a lot of game designers don't.
by verdantgreen
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: [Great War] Soundtrack
Replies: 1
Views: 990

[Great War] Soundtrack

What music would be good for background music to play during an Age of Dreadnoughts game?

So far, my list is pretty short:

British are winning:
Its a Long Way to Tipperary
God Save the King

Germans are winning:
Wagner (just about anything)

Any suggestions?
by verdantgreen
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: [Agoe of Dreadnoughts] Firing arc confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

"Agoe" of Dreadnoughts? Oops!
by verdantgreen
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: [Agoe of Dreadnoughts] Firing arc confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

[Agoe of Dreadnoughts] Firing arc confusion

The firing arc descriptions on page 9 don't seem to line up with diagram on page 8 of Age of Dreadnoughts. (1) Fore/Aft are described as 270-degree (135x2) arcs centered on the appropriate direction. The diagram suggests that Fore and Aft should be 90-degree arcs, like Port and Starboard. (2) Port a...
by verdantgreen
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The question of scale
Replies: 11
Views: 2660

Panzerschiffe 1:2400 for me.

The price/quality comparison is great.
by verdantgreen
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Additional ship stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Thank you! One question though:
Lincolnlog wrote:USS Montana BB-67
Priority: Battle
Not war?

I've been thinking about the Tosa and Amagi. My gut instinct is that they should be at Battle priority, (that is to say, they are not the equal of Yamato) but 10 x 16-inch guns out-classes the battle-level Nagato.
by verdantgreen
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Additional ship stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Additional ship stats

Traditionally, I've not had much interest in fantasy ships - ships that were never completed, or in some cases, never even started. My only real exception to that rule was the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. Recently, however, I've changed my mind on this matter - mainly because campaign games almos...
by verdantgreen
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Aircraft stats
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Aircraft stats

Do we have stats on these planes?

US Army's P-38 Lightning
IJN's "Mavis"
by verdantgreen
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: How to base ships?
Replies: 16
Views: 5976

I usually differentiate between my ships of the same class with a marker of some sort if it isn't obvious by position. That being said, one of these days, I'm going to start basing them, hehe.
by verdantgreen
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Favorite Ships
Replies: 28
Views: 7409

Some responses for the Great War: Dreadnought - probably Colossus or some other ship with an odd-ball arrangement of turrets. You just don't see stuff like this in later periods so it is fun to play when you can. Battlecruiser - HMS Tiger for aesthetic reasons or Moltke for historical reasons. Armou...
by verdantgreen
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Favorite Ships
Replies: 28
Views: 7409

[Old thread, I know, but one that didn't get enough responses!] My favorites: Battleship - IJN Fuso; she feels like some old dragon crawling out of her cave to do battle one last time. Battlecruiser - RN Hood and IJN Kongo; ships designed along the lines of HMS Tiger are, in my opinion, among the mo...
by verdantgreen
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: How to base ships?
Replies: 16
Views: 5976

I don't base mine at all. I learned naval wargaming from some grumpy old Korean War veterans who insisted on playing without bases - just the ship model scooting along the table. Differentiating between ships of the same class wasn't much of a problem with them because they used some hoary old syste...
by verdantgreen
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Minis for fighter flights
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Minis for fighter flights

A few questions for those of you that use miniatures for your fighter flights: what scale do you use? How many models per stand? What manufacturer? I notice Nav War has some nice planes, but getting Nav War minis to the United States is a bit rough.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
by verdantgreen
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Miniatures question
Replies: 7
Views: 2126

Again, thank you for the help. I found the list that was linked. I was asking about booster cases. It looks like cases are pretty much gone, at least until the next set comes out. Hmmm...I'll have to check the calendar and see if that will line up with our next campaign.
by verdantgreen
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Miniatures question
Replies: 7
Views: 2126

Thank you for the replies folks! I'm not seeing any booster cases on eBay stores - any chance someone in the know could provide a link?
by verdantgreen
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Miniatures question
Replies: 7
Views: 2126

Miniatures question

My gaming group plays Crossfire fairly regularly (love that game!). We've traditionally played European Eastern Front, though recently I bought enough troops to make two complete armies: American Marine Corps and Imperial Japanese. I convinced my group to play with this front by suggesting the idea ...