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by oggie x
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Ship to shore action(s)
Replies: 28
Views: 10614

I read that one of those practice shells actually ricocheted off the water and struck the Gneisneu putting a hole in her stack. Von Spee realised that he was going to be fighting ships with better guns than his own and made a run for it. Unfortunatly Strudee had 2 Invincible class battlecruisers at ...
by oggie x
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Warships in Heavy Seas
Replies: 22
Views: 9385

Has it? Nuts! Oh well here it is again taking up thread space.

Whooooops!

oggie
by oggie x
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Warships in Heavy Seas
Replies: 22
Views: 9385

Found this on a site for the USS Pennsylvania association which date from the Vietnam War. Thought you might enjoy it:- The USS Turner Joy, a destroyer with three 5"-38's spotted a target off the coast of North Vietnam. Assuming it friendly, a radio call was put out: "This is the USS Turner Joy, Ple...
by oggie x
Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Viewing Battleship memorials using Google Earth
Replies: 98
Views: 24615

Bu Ships is it by any chance the Utah?

oggie
by oggie x
Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: latest website update, Bismarck repaint
Replies: 25
Views: 9314

Another great mini Agis. Very well done especially on the swastikas. I take it that the reason these are 45 degrees off is for the potitical correctness thing. On an interesting note, though these were painted over when the ship went into the Atlantic they are visible on the wreck! Seawater has erod...
by oggie x
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Which Navy?
Replies: 106
Views: 30050

With their final bow modifications the Scharnorst class are easily in my top 5 visually appealing capital ships. Had they been upgunned to 15" they would have indeed been far better ships. Their 11" guns meant that they were restricted really to commerce raider duties as in a sea battle they were ve...
by oggie x
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: My RN Fleet so far
Replies: 4
Views: 3429

I am very much liking those piccies. Especially the Mighty Hood (then being a battleship enthusiast it will always be on of my faves). I am going to have to try and get some of my 1/6000 scale ww1 battlecruisers up at some point.

Anyway I salute your very nice fleet, well done.

oggie
by oggie x
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: HMS ARK ROYAL
Replies: 11
Views: 6073

Would really depend on the period.

oggie
by oggie x
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Warships in Heavy Seas
Replies: 22
Views: 9385

Sorry to change the subject matter a bit but upon browsing various naval related you tube clips (including an impressive one of the Wisconsen firing 16" salvo) I found one entitled "Royal Navy does Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHsZqqZ2XE

Enjoy

oggie
by oggie x
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Warships in Heavy Seas
Replies: 22
Views: 9385

Wow that is such a... gooooo......... sorry good cliiiiiiippppp.......ooommmppphhh excuse..........me (sounds of mad dash to nearest receptical).

oggie
by oggie x
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Fighters?
Replies: 45
Views: 19525

The battlecruiser was a good idea. Having the same speed and armour as her intended raider target but a far better battery. Which is exactly what Britain needed as she possessed a global empire that needed something that could rapidally respond to any sea borne threat to it. At Jutland they were eff...
by oggie x
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: HMS Exeter
Replies: 35
Views: 16059

Must resist temptation to buy GHQ.....too...many things.....needing.....paint.

Very nice and excellent basing by the way. I know the Exeter was sunk somewhere around 42. But can't quite remember how. I am inclined to say Jap carrier planes got her but am not sure?

oggie
by oggie x
Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Fighters?
Replies: 45
Views: 19525

"kamikazes?" "No, thanks, I've just had one... " :lol: bravo I suppose by saying "but every nationality could, theoretically, make use of the idea." You mean moments like in Independence day "In the words of my generation UP YOURS!!!" moments? Kamikaze rules could be put in Signs and Portents surely...
by oggie x
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Best Training Movie for "Saturday Night at Sea"
Replies: 56
Views: 23235

Red October sounds....hours of fun! U-571....oh dearie me. Reminds me of Ben Affleck singlehandedly winning the Battle of Britain in Pearl Harbour. Though Pearl Harbour was generally poor the actual attack sequences by the IJN on the fleet in the Harbour are worth including as well as the film Tora,...
by oggie x
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Which Navy?
Replies: 106
Views: 30050

That shells in flight picture is great, I feel sorry for the poor blokes on the recieving end.

Wulf, you are right it is a Fuso Class either the Yashimaro or Fuso (apologies fo the mispelling of the former).

oggie
by oggie x
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What minis are you going to use?
Replies: 147
Views: 37587

Oh yeah sorry. I meant as a battleship, not the carrier with the life expectancy of a cute fluffy bunny....in HELL!!

oggie
by oggie x
Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What minis are you going to use?
Replies: 147
Views: 37587

Though maybe a one off game with one of these "possible" ships may be good, they could prove unbalenced if taken to extremes. I would be far more comfortable playing with those ships that had a realistic chance of being completed e.g. the 3rd Yamato and the Jean Bart.

oggie
by oggie x
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Fletchers
Replies: 41
Views: 16522

I think that it was done to make the game flow better and be quicker. Having to look up various tables showing vertical and horizontal armour though historically accurate can be a pain in the £*?!.

Though I agree that glaring errors such as the Fletcher thing should be rectified.

oggie
by oggie x
Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What minis are you going to use?
Replies: 147
Views: 37587

Jellicoe is right I've just gone and spelt it wrong.

Apologies Lord Dave

oggie
by oggie x
Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What minis are you going to use?
Replies: 147
Views: 37587

Jellicoe, follow the steps outlined in my original post and you should find pics of almost the whole range of Hallmark/Figurehead ships.

Lord Dave, you can also find GHQ and Hallmark ships at www.magistermilitium.com.

oggie