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by rbax
Sun May 31, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Armour 7+ for KGV, Nelson but not for Iowa?
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Re: Armour 7+ for KGV, Nelson but not for Iowa?

Hi, I was part of the team who developed statistics for the ships and as a result I believe that I am able to provide some answers, first on how we derived armor levels and second to voice my opinion on what battleship was best. So the question is "What are you defining as best?" Best armored, best ...
by rbax
Sat May 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Beginner AAA score Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: Beginner AAA score Questions

Hi, I'm part of the group who worked on the statistics....at its simplest we start by looking out the amount of metal the AA guns can put up in a minute. So let's look at two examples, the Warspite and the Bismark. But first lets take out the 10.2 cm and 10.5 guns us they are listed as Light, Dual P...
by rbax
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Cruisers vs a Single Battleship
Replies: 19
Views: 12196

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
Topic: January Playtest
Replies: 16
Views: 11795

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
Topic: Playtest Northern Patrol
Replies: 4
Views: 5242

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
Topic: Taranto scenario
Replies: 2
Views: 5229

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: 5886

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: 5886

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: 5886

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: 48895

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: 16158

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: 3021

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: 2033

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: 19557

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: 19557

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: 19557

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: 19557

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: 26787

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: 4031

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: 8476

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...