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by oggie x
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What minis are you going to use?
Replies: 147
Views: 37591

I've got some Hallmark range minis and they are nice for the size. But you will need a steady hand to put any real detail on them. The detail is good enough to show individual barrels from 12 guns up and life boats. Identification is surprisingly easy, well on my WW1 ships at class level it is. For ...
by oggie x
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Here's a start
Replies: 10
Views: 5767

I am liking the 3 tone grey camo. What ships are they? They look to be American cruisers and escort carriers, but can't tell for sure.

oggie
by oggie x
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What minis are you going to use?
Replies: 147
Views: 37591

I will be using Figurehead 1/6000 ships. Get all of a class in a single pack, cheap due to size but detail still good, come with sea effect bases and easy to paint. Yes they do have a vertical mould line but with careful work easy enough to remove.

oggie
by oggie x
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Preview Available
Replies: 111
Views: 43180

Oh that looks beautiful. Where do I sign over my soul?

oggie
by oggie x
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Which Navy?
Replies: 106
Views: 30053

Well I think I will do something different from the norm. I already have Royal Navy and High Seas Fleet WW1 battlecruisers (the proper age of the battleship) and U-boats + suitable convoy with escorts for them to attack. So.... I think I will use the French and Germans as opposing surface fleets. Be...
by oggie x
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What minis are you going to use?
Replies: 147
Views: 37591

What minis are you going to use?

I thought I would start this as in several of the other topics this is being discussed and I thought it may be better to have it all in one place (easy to find for people wanting recomendations.

oggie
by oggie x
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea fans: Yamato movie
Replies: 24
Views: 10699

I like being historically accurate but this in turn has to be in compromise with play speed for a good wargame. My wargaming group are generally sceptical about Naval wargaming for the very reason you mention. It would be good if with these new rules I could run a participation game.

oggie
by oggie x
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea fans: Yamato movie
Replies: 24
Views: 10699

Oh, General Quarters I'm guessing. I use Seekrieg 4 (mainly because it was free and I thought oh I haven't done that type of wargame before). Enterprise and Lexington for no loss, happy clappy Jappie chappies. I have had a good idea for a WW2 battleship engagement though. Prior to WW2 a mini arms ra...
by oggie x
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea models?
Replies: 36
Views: 13580

I personally like the 2 15inch guns outside the Imperial War museum London. True 15 inch British marvels.

oggie
by oggie x
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea fans: Yamato movie
Replies: 24
Views: 10699

I've always wanted to do Pacific theatre carrier battles but the system that I have been using has many, many complicated tables, calculations and what not. Hopefully the VaS system will make them far easier to use (as opposed to taking hours over 1 turn of aircraft moving). Thge reason I use these ...
by oggie x
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea models?
Replies: 36
Views: 13580

Nobody wins. Not really a debate I would want to enter into.

oggie
by oggie x
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea fans: Yamato movie
Replies: 24
Views: 10699

I have to agree that if the fight had happened victory would probably go to the Americans. Due to better fire control and more modern ships. But once again one for the tabletop.

oggie
by oggie x
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea fans: Yamato movie
Replies: 24
Views: 10699

Luck is paramount though. You can blast away at each other in battleships for hours, unless you hit something critical the chances are you will limp away at the end badly damaged but afloat. So theoretically then the person that has the more accurate gunnery will have the advantage (more chance of a...
by oggie x
Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea models?
Replies: 36
Views: 13580

Yeah being below decks has really got to suck in those situations. Still not as bad as the Bismarck's crew.

oggie
by oggie x
Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea!
Replies: 122
Views: 54969

I am very interested in the VAS rules, mainly as I have been playing occasional naval wargames and the rules being used though historically accurate made the game slow, particularly in the case of carrier warfare. I want to try and get my wargaming society playing naval wargames but when suggested t...
by oggie x
Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea fans: Yamato movie
Replies: 24
Views: 10699

Yeah the type of steel used in the Yamoto's armour was not carbon treated to the same standard as contempoary US or British armour and about 10% less effective. It would yes be a interesting fight but it was never realistically going to happen. With Japanese naval codes broken early on in the war th...
by oggie x
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea models?
Replies: 36
Views: 13580

The cruiser Dorsetshire used her torpedoes to finish Bismarck, after the Rodney and King George V pounded her all through lunchtime (them Germans built them tough)! Tirpitz was indeed eventually sunk by the RAF specially designed "Tallboy" bombs. These monster bombs I believe were weighing in at the...
by oggie x
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea models?
Replies: 36
Views: 13580

If you go to the site www.seekrieg.com you should see a line of tabs. Click on the resources tab and the on then scroll down menu click minature suppliers. A list of websites selling ship in various scales will appear. Click on a link to go to whichever you desire. Most don't have specific pictures ...
by oggie x
Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Victory at Sea fans: Yamato movie
Replies: 24
Views: 10699

Yamoto

Yeah those main guns are 18.1 inch calibre and throw a 1.3 ton shell 25 miles. Hence they are the biggest main battery actually fitted to a battleship and Yamato has 9 of them. She though being probably the most pointless battleship in history has the most amazing stats.

oggie