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by Greg Smith
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: December Playtest
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: December Playtest

The Yamato's turrets are all listed as 18".
by Greg Smith
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: December Playtest
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: December Playtest

A couple of layout /typos:

The Long Island carrier appears to not be a carrier in its picture.

The US Fargo has no AP modifier on its light guns.

The British G3 appears to have an error on its A turret stats.
by Greg Smith
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: December Playtest
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: December Playtest

There is still no ASW aircraft!
by Greg Smith
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: December Playtest
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: December Playtest

Layout issues:

The scouting table has reverted to 3,6,9.12,15.

The vital part of the critical chart isn't in the same light blue as the rest.

Lumbering. under special traits, "and suffers a –1 penalty to Command Quality checks made to evade
torpedoes." Evading torpedoes is no longer a rule.
by Greg Smith
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Treaty Battleship battle - KGVs vs NorCals
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Treaty Battleship battle - KGVs vs NorCals

We found that cruisers vs cruisers is a lot more fun than battleships vs battleships.

Heavy is usually a lot of points for double critical hits. It isn't always worth it, but when fighting a big BB it is a huge advantage.
by Greg Smith
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Cruisers vs a Single Battleship
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Cruisers vs a Single Battleship

Just to add, if this had been a fight between an armor 7 battleship and cruisers, the cruisers would have a very unpleasant game indeed.
by Greg Smith
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Welcome to the Open Playtest
Replies: 35
Views: 13380

Re: Welcome to the Open Playtest

Is the only point of bringing large carriers for the scouting rule? You obviously can't launch 20-30 aircraft only launching one per turn. Not quite. Scout well enough and carriers can start in deep deployment and all those planes start in the air. Scout really well and the carrier can start on the...
by Greg Smith
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Cruisers vs a Single Battleship
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Cruisers vs a Single Battleship

Americans USS Washington (North Carolina class) 800 points Vs Italians Trento 130 Bolzano (Trento class) 130 Luigi di Savoia (Duca degli Abruzzi-class) 110 Zara 150 Pola (Zara class) 150 Attilo Regolo (Capitani Romani class) 65 Scipio Africano (Capitani Romani class) 65 This game was to try out cru...
by Greg Smith
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: German Points
Replies: 0
Views: 409

German Points

My suggestion for German points, in line with all the others. Destroyers Type 39-class torpedo boat 45 points ZH1-class destroyer 50 points Type 1934/1934A-class destroyer 55 points Type 1936-class destroyer 55 points Type 1936A-class destroyer 55 points Type 1936A (Mob)-class destroyer 55 points Cr...
by Greg Smith
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Cruiser playtest
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: Cruiser playtest

On posting this, I see that the German points haven't been updated and I find I haven't posted my German points calculations. Since
by Greg Smith
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Cruiser playtest
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Cruiser playtest

Germans (me) Emden 75 Leipzig 95 Nuremburg (Leipzig class) 95 M class 160 Deutschland 280 British Dragon (D class) 70 Fiji 135 Belfast (Edinburgh class) 130 Exeter (York class) 115 York 115 Southampton 135 This game was to try out the points on cruisers. We spend time before the game going over the ...
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: 2421

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: 2421

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: 2421

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: 1985

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: 1985

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: 1881

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: 1151

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: 1046

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: 1413

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...