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by rbax
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Cruisers vs a Single Battleship
Replies: 18
Views: 1907

Re: Cruisers vs a Single Battleship

I'm not sure why the Arethusa's 6" guns are turrets whilst the Cardiff's 6" guns are considered light guns?
Primarily because the Arethusa's guns are in three twin turrets while Cardiff's 6" guns are in a a series of single, manually worked pedestal mounts.

-- Rich
by rbax
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: January Playtest
Replies: 15
Views: 1872

Re: January Playtest

I see this as being solved by one of to options. The one Matthew would prefer and a new rule. Option 1) Matthew Preferred - Add a special rule(s) to the scenario - Ships in harbor during surprise attacks are not ready for combat (hatches aren't sealed...damage control pumps are disassembled...crew a...
by rbax
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Playtest Northern Patrol
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Playtest Northern Patrol

The Light Gun versus Heavy Armor has always been a bit of an issue. With destroyers you at least have the threat of Torpedoes. The HMS Rawalpindi has no such option, just World War 1 era 6 inch guns supported by minimal fire control. The thing is, while a old 6-inch shell cannot possible penetrate S...
by rbax
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Taranto scenario
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Taranto scenario

Given that these ship were in port...and thus not buttoned up (no water tight doors closed, no damage repair parties on standby, no pumping stations ready to activate, etc. ) the simple answer is to includes the damage...or because this is very specific case with limited number of aircraft...treated...
by rbax
Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 5
Views: 3415

Re: Jutland

With miniatures? Because that would be cool!

--- Rich
by rbax
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 5
Views: 3415

Re: Jutland

Wonder if I can find them in the US.

--- Rich
by rbax
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 5
Views: 3415

Jutland

Got this link sent to me on another naval group email group. Its a really cool overview in video of Jutland, narrated at by Nick Jellicoe, And if his last name sounds familiar, it was his grandfather that was the British Admiral that fought in the battle

https://vimeo.com/162655850

--- Rich
by rbax
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: VAS 2 Update
Replies: 45
Views: 39588

Re: VAS 2 Update

I know there's been limited information publically, but as part of the playtest group I can say that I have personally been involved in 14 rounds of review of the new rules so far. I completed my review of the latest set last week. So while information may a bit sparse to the VAS fans out there, the...
by rbax
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: De Ruyter
Replies: 14
Views: 12392

Re: De Ruyter

Are we talking about the video game or the Revision 2 of VAS. If its Rev. 2 then I care as I'm the one driving the hardest at trying to generate consistent and correct statistics for the ships for the next revision. That being said I have not done anything with the Netherlands at this time. --- Rich
by rbax
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: AoD Help Requested
Replies: 6
Views: 2501

Dave,

I am, as always, available to provide my editorial insights and support in anything you might need. I have Conways 1906-1921 so I should be able to cover any conversions.

--- Rich
by rbax
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: For history buffs
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Range Clock

The large dial with numbers at the center top was popularly known as a "range clock." This dial, along with one on the aft side of mainmast, was used to indicate the range to the target to other battleships in line ahead and astern.

--- Rich
by rbax
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: War in the Twenty-First Century
Replies: 100
Views: 16875

Sakar Carrier The Sakar shouldn't be better than the Balvarin , its successor. The idea that two hundred years of technology advances halved the ship's launch capacity seems badly out of place, and the Balvarin is a tougher ship despite being a priority level lower . When we originally developed th...
by rbax
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: War in the Twenty-First Century
Replies: 100
Views: 16875

Love to have a look, but richbax.com is claiming that it doesn't exist at the moment. Is it up on the web anywhere else? Just went there and checked....both downloaded without problem. Send me a private message with an email address and I'll email them to you if you continue to have problems. --- R...
by rbax
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: War in the Twenty-First Century
Replies: 100
Views: 16875

One thing I was going to recommend; Rename and Re-stat the Heavy plasma cannons to Ion cannons - such that ships in this era carry a mixture of Ion Cannons and Light Ion cannons (I always dislike a fleet having a 'light' weapon when they don't have a 'normal' or 'heavy' version of the weapon, or el...
by rbax
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: War in the Twenty-First Century
Replies: 100
Views: 16875

Ahhhhhhhhh!

Developmental flashback!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

---Rich
by rbax
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Sumner and Gearing Class DD's
Replies: 138
Views: 23259

Stats

In Answer to the intial question..... Allen M. Sumner/Gearing Class Destroyer Ships of this class: Allen M. Sumner, Moale, Ingraham, Cooper, English, Charles S. Sperry, Ault, Waldron, Gearing, Eugene A. Greene, Gyatt, Kenneth D. Bailey, William R. Rush, William M. Wood, Wiltsie, Theodore E. Chandler...
by rbax
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: So. . . where is the Montana??
Replies: 15
Views: 3555

My take: Montana Class Battleship Ships: Montana, Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire, Louisiana The Montana class battleships of the United States Navy were proposed successors to the Iowa class, being slower, but larger, better armored, and carrying more guns. Five ships of the Montana class were approved ...
by rbax
Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Battle of the River Plate - Critique
Replies: 30
Views: 7478

I believe the definition of a "Heavy" cruiser was a cruiser armed with guns of 6.1" or greater, it had nothing to do with armour weight. Nick Actually the idea of heavy and light cruiser (in terms of the Word War 2 time period) reallty came about with the London Treaty, which limited constuction of...
by rbax
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Bismark Armour
Replies: 29
Views: 8208

When working out the armor rating I used a combination armor thickness from main turret face, main turret barbarette, belt armor over engineering, belt armor over magazines, deck armor over engineering, deck armor over magazines and control tower armor. But Rich, thats not the official method as pr...
by rbax
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Bismark Armour
Replies: 29
Views: 8208

rbax, I'm only just slightly confused by your wording that a 1 always penetrates but why destroyers were given a 2? Was the next part "we did want units such as destroyers and such" really meant to be written as " we did not want units such as destroyers and such ". That makes better sense when com...