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by Greg Smith
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: September changes to Long Lance torpedoes
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: September changes to Long Lance torpedoes

In game terms 20" range makes them good torpedoes. 20" range plus a fan attack at the start makes them really good torpedoes. 34" inch range makes them I-never-want-to-fight-against-the-Japanese-ever good torpedoes. Kinda makes you glad there were only two ships in the Kitakami class, huh? Heck yes!
by Greg Smith
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: September changes to Long Lance torpedoes
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: September changes to Long Lance torpedoes

In game terms 20" range makes them good torpedoes. 20" range plus a fan attack at the start makes them really good torpedoes. 34" inch range makes them I-never-want-to-fight-against-the-Japanese-ever good torpedoes.
by Greg Smith
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: September changes to Long Lance torpedoes
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: September changes to Long Lance torpedoes

Great points. I would definitely save my single shot tubes rather than fire a fan salvo. When my ships have been attacked by long lances, it is usually side on, either because I am positioned for broadside firing or because the firing ships has maneuvered to fire that way. So long range ships can hi...
by Greg Smith
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Victory at Sea Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Victory at Sea Layout

I don't mind the two columns per page. I would prefer the stat block before the weapons. Also my knackered old eyes read the black on white text much more easily than white on blue. Which is the most important thing for me. Also please don't use the horrible gothic Germanic font used in the first ed...
by Greg Smith
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Victory at Sea Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Victory at Sea Layout

I prefer the second.
by Greg Smith
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Japanese points
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Japanese points

Kamikaze points Yokosuka D4Y2 Judy kamikaze flight 20 points Mitsubishi A6M Zero kamikaze flight 20 points Nakajima Ki-115 Tōka kamikaze flight 25 points Yokosuka MXY-7 Okha kamikaze flight 30 points I think the rule about the modified Betty needs removing. I envisage it like this: turn 1. Okha flig...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: US Vs Kamikaze 1000pts
Replies: 1
Views: 525

US Vs Kamikaze 1000pts

US Colorado 400 Oregon City 200 Cleveland 100 Gridley class destroyers 2 x 50 Casablana 100 Sangamon 100 7 Helldivers 6 Hellcats Japanese Fuso 400 Shoho (Zuiho carrier) 100 Nachi (Myoko class cruiser) 200 Fubuki destroyer 50 7 Zeros on the carrier 10 Judy kamikaze flights 10 x15 5 Toka flights 5x20 ...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Critical hits
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Critical hits

We prefer the new method. Except most ships don't suffer higher levels before they are destroyed. Weapons salvos don't dish out than many, but torpedoes sure do.
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Long Lance Suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Long Lance Suggestion

It isn't the torpedoes them selves that are the issue. Although their rand is a problem, its the salvo before the game starts. This can cripple of sink enemy ships, with no range penalties, no come back, no evasion and not even a penalty for slow loading. Even if ships with these weapons were vulner...
by Greg Smith
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Civilian Carriers
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Civilian Carriers

Why are British and American Escort Carriers classed as civilian? Why are Japanese ones not?
by Greg Smith
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Long Lance Suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Long Lance Suggestion

Rather then give use every single tube in a Japanese fleet, why not simply give them a cost per attack? For example: A Japanese player can pay additional points for a long lance fan salvo attack. He pays 25 points per attack. For each attack he rolls 1d6 and hits a random enemy ship on a 6. The enem...
by Greg Smith
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Japanese points
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Japanese points

My best estimate for Japanese points, based on my previous estimates and several games that included Type 93 torpedoes. This does not factor in the Long Lance rule, which makes Japanese ships with type 93s even more effective (that's 4 out of 6 destroyers and more than half of the cruisers). I haven...
by Greg Smith
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: 800 points US vs Japanese
Replies: 2
Views: 675

800 points US vs Japanese

US Baltimore heavy cruiser 200 Oregon City Heavy Cruiser 200 Cleveland cruiser 100 Brooklyn cruiser 100 4 Gridley-class Destroyers 4 x 50 Vs Japanese Mogami 200 Myoko 200 Furutaka 100 Sendai 100 2 Shiratsyu destroyers 2 x50 2 Fubuki destroyers 2 x 50 We weren’t playing a particular scenario, just s...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Devastating question
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Devastating question

If a devastating weapon inflicts a critical hit, does it also inflict the critical effects of the lower levels of that critical score?

So if a 4 is rolled does it inflict all the critical effects for levels 1, 2 & 3 as well?
by Greg Smith
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The 3 book slipcase
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: The 3 book slipcase

Book one will be massive compared to book two as it currently stands. :D Although the British fleet could fill a book on its own!

I guess there will plenty of history.
by Greg Smith
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: French points
Replies: 0
Views: 777

French points

Suggested points for the Marine Nationale Destroyers Bourrasque-class destroyer 40 points Chacal-class destroyer 40 points Le Fantasque-class destroyer 60 points Mogador-class destroyer 65 points Cruisers Algerie-class heavy cruiser 135 points Duguay Trouin-class light cruiser 145 points Duquesne-cl...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Zeros and Long Lances
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Zeros and Long Lances

US Fleet (me) Essex with 7 Grumman Hellcat, 8 Douglas Dauntless Dive bombers, 7 Douglas Devastator torpedo bombers. (400) Tennessee class battleship (350) Oregon City class cruiser (200) Cleveland class cruiser (100) 3 Clemson class destroyers (3 x 50) Japanese Fleet Hosho 100 Shoho 100 Zuiho 100 Ch...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Radar question
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: Radar question

Radar is only usefull at night or in bad weather. It has no effect in the daytime (except through smoke).
by Greg Smith
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Light Guns & Restricted
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Light Guns & Restricted

So the the Atlanta can only fire 5 port and starboard, but its special restriction says 9. There's something a bit wrong there.
by Greg Smith
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: What units would you like to see?
Replies: 0
Views: 737

What units would you like to see?

Following on from a comment in another thread, what units would you like to see that aren't already in the fleet lists? For me: The German aircraft carrier Weser (because I have the miniature!) Sunderland ASW Tirpitz-busting Lancasters And a de Haviland Mosquito with a 6 pounder. Maybe even a Sea Mo...