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by Wishbone
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Battle of Coronel
Replies: 18
Views: 4588

Beautiful ships! I'm not sold on whether or not Canopus would've made a difference at Coronal though. She was worn out, her guns worn smooth, not fast enough to get close, and not fitted for long range firing. They turned her into a battery at Stanley, which was probably the best they could do with ...
by Wishbone
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Turbine Class DD
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Just use the Soldati stats? the Italian Destroyers on paper aren't really all that different from eachother.
by Wishbone
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Best scale and miniature range for pre dreadnought actions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2273

navwar does seem to be a bit marmite - love them or hate them. I love them, but then again I'm willing to forgive (minor) defects! Navwar are bound to do the best range, but you've ruled them out. Have a look at the Skytrex catalogue and see what their range is like. Otherwise I'm guessing 1/2400 wi...
by Wishbone
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Minor Navies
Replies: 9
Views: 2987

Both the Yugoslavs and the Greeks had the potential to scrap with the Italians in the second world war. Might make some nice destroyer actions.

Saying that VAS isn't the best system in the world for small actions.
by Wishbone
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Crew
Replies: 16
Views: 4656

that or get rid of it entirely... it has no effect on the game right now so I don't tend to worry about crew damage when I play.
by Wishbone
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: selling the counter set :)
Replies: 0
Views: 991

selling the counter set :)

shameless plug: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mongoose-Victory-Sea-Counter-Set-/170518989995?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item27b3b94cab please take it off my hands!It all goes towards the deposit for my house, so bid in the knowledge it's for a good cause :) I'll ship internationally, but I've ...
by Wishbone
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Russo-Japanese War
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

beyond vague contemplation, no. But if you just want to bounce ideas around please do :)
by Wishbone
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Con games in Florida.
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

The Brits also had 4 Hunt Class destroyer escorts, which will make a big difference to the action if the Italians have air support. Also, there were two Navigatori class destroyers that got involved in the action, they were trying to flank the British line while they were distracted by the cruisers....
by Wishbone
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Con games in Florida.
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

ah, harpoon :) don't forget (if you have the models) that there was a big air assault on the escort group (centred around Eagle and Argus), not just the cruiser action.
by Wishbone
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: VAS/OOB AND AOD FLEETS
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Looks good to me :) Personally, I prefer not to have bases so dominated by names but each to their own.
by Wishbone
Sun May 09, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Selling Rulebook, OOB and river plate ships.
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Selling Rulebook, OOB and river plate ships.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-3000-navwar-WW2-battle-river-plate-/170483972194?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item27b1a2f862 For the ships involved in the Battle of the River Plate http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Victory-Sea-and-Order-Battle-ww2-naval-rules-/170483976742?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_...
by Wishbone
Thu May 06, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: My Kriegsmarine
Replies: 6
Views: 2724

Very pretty!
by Wishbone
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Dead
Replies: 16
Views: 3996

I have to say my wargaming in general is quite quiet at the moment. My next little project is a handfull of napoleonic ships, but after that I might get on with the Matapan project.
by Wishbone
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: VaS-AoD Turning question
Replies: 1
Views: 920

can't speak for AoD, but in VAS the turn value indicated is the maximum a ship a turn in a movement phase. You don't have to turn that far if you don't need to.
by Wishbone
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: GHQ
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Just out of curiosity, did you get any reply from QRF/Seawulf?
by Wishbone
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: GHQ
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

I think GHQ have announced that they aren't doing any new moderns, can't remember where I read it but I'm pretty sure about it. For less detailed ships Seawulf (sold through http://www.Quickreactionforce.co.uk ) do modern ships, and they have put a Type 45 destroyer on ebay before. It's not on their...
by Wishbone
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Reggiane RE.2001 Ariete 1/600 scale
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

quite correct. However, at that scale the Macchi 202 ought to be a fair substitute - they both have the same engine anyway, and the shapes aren't that different... Sizes are pretty near identical (only about half a meter in it length/wing span wise). Also, to pick them out from other Macchis you can...
by Wishbone
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Reggiane RE.2001 Ariete 1/600 scale
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

isn't the 2001 called the Falco? Anyway, Tumbling dice do them, I think.
by Wishbone
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: How do you choose a flagship?
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

My advice would be: 1) choose a ship that has acted as a flagship historicly (if you have more than one, just pick the most sensible one for the scenario) or 2) pick the one you like the most! Just bear in mind that in all navies the admirals had flagships in the battleships for preference until ver...
by Wishbone
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Victory at Sea: Cold War play test
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

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