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by Greg Smith
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Civilian Carriers
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Civilian Carriers

Why are British and American Escort Carriers classed as civilian? Why are Japanese ones not?
by Greg Smith
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Long Lance Suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Long Lance Suggestion

Rather then give use every single tube in a Japanese fleet, why not simply give them a cost per attack? For example: A Japanese player can pay additional points for a long lance fan salvo attack. He pays 25 points per attack. For each attack he rolls 1d6 and hits a random enemy ship on a 6. The enem...
by Greg Smith
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Japanese points
Replies: 2
Views: 2169

Japanese points

My best estimate for Japanese points, based on my previous estimates and several games that included Type 93 torpedoes. This does not factor in the Long Lance rule, which makes Japanese ships with type 93s even more effective (that's 4 out of 6 destroyers and more than half of the cruisers). I haven...
by Greg Smith
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: 800 points US vs Japanese
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

800 points US vs Japanese

US Baltimore heavy cruiser 200 Oregon City Heavy Cruiser 200 Cleveland cruiser 100 Brooklyn cruiser 100 4 Gridley-class Destroyers 4 x 50 Vs Japanese Mogami 200 Myoko 200 Furutaka 100 Sendai 100 2 Shiratsyu destroyers 2 x50 2 Fubuki destroyers 2 x 50 We weren’t playing a particular scenario, just s...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Devastating question
Replies: 1
Views: 1666

Devastating question

If a devastating weapon inflicts a critical hit, does it also inflict the critical effects of the lower levels of that critical score?

So if a 4 is rolled does it inflict all the critical effects for levels 1, 2 & 3 as well?
by Greg Smith
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: The 3 book slipcase
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: The 3 book slipcase

Book one will be massive compared to book two as it currently stands. :D Although the British fleet could fill a book on its own!

I guess there will plenty of history.
by Greg Smith
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: French points
Replies: 0
Views: 2120

French points

Suggested points for the Marine Nationale Destroyers Bourrasque-class destroyer 40 points Chacal-class destroyer 40 points Le Fantasque-class destroyer 60 points Mogador-class destroyer 65 points Cruisers Algerie-class heavy cruiser 135 points Duguay Trouin-class light cruiser 145 points Duquesne-cl...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Zeros and Long Lances
Replies: 4
Views: 2146

Zeros and Long Lances

US Fleet (me) Essex with 7 Grumman Hellcat, 8 Douglas Dauntless Dive bombers, 7 Douglas Devastator torpedo bombers. (400) Tennessee class battleship (350) Oregon City class cruiser (200) Cleveland class cruiser (100) 3 Clemson class destroyers (3 x 50) Japanese Fleet Hosho 100 Shoho 100 Zuiho 100 Ch...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Radar question
Replies: 1
Views: 1354

Re: Radar question

Radar is only usefull at night or in bad weather. It has no effect in the daytime (except through smoke).
by Greg Smith
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Light Guns & Restricted
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Re: Light Guns & Restricted

So the the Atlanta can only fire 5 port and starboard, but its special restriction says 9. There's something a bit wrong there.
by Greg Smith
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: What units would you like to see?
Replies: 0
Views: 2068

What units would you like to see?

Following on from a comment in another thread, what units would you like to see that aren't already in the fleet lists? For me: The German aircraft carrier Weser (because I have the miniature!) Sunderland ASW Tirpitz-busting Lancasters And a de Haviland Mosquito with a 6 pounder. Maybe even a Sea Mo...
by Greg Smith
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Regia Marina points
Replies: 0
Views: 1997

Regia Marina points

Suggested points for the Italians: I left the cruisers and battleships alone. They tied up well with the other nations' points. The Italians do have some pretty dreadful destroyers, so I dropped the points on those. I dropped the carrier to bring it into line with other fleets, it is pretty similar ...
by Greg Smith
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Royal Navy points
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Re: Royal Navy points

British carriers carry a lot less planes that their US counterparts, son their points are much lower. Without their planes small carriers are like cruisers with destroyers guns. No threat, but moderately easy to destroy. These are fairly easy to point - take a very weak light cruiser as a starting p...
by Greg Smith
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: US Navy Points
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

Re: US Navy Points

Carrier Points This comes down to the points for a warship, with some light guns and precious little armour, plus the points for carried planes. This assumes the Turrets on the Lexington are a big error. :D Bogue-class escort carrier 100 points Casablanca-class escort carrier 95 points Long Island-c...
by Greg Smith
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: US Navy Points
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

US Navy Points

This was a little easier to do than the RN as there is a lot less. Also I have the RN to compare with. Same thing applies to VT fuses, they are way to expensive at 5 points. As discussed elsewhere the restrictions on the Atlanta's guns are very odd. Des Moines: aircraft 4 isn't worth 20 points (even...
by Greg Smith
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Royal Navy points
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Royal Navy points

So below is my estimation of points for RN ships and planes. I kept the points within 5 point brackets which leads to some approximation. I made certain assumptions: points spreads were roughly 50 destroyers, 10 light cruisers, 200 heavy cruisers, 300-1000 for battleships; guns are key to points, ar...
by Greg Smith
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Light Guns & Restricted
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Light Guns & Restricted

I was looking at ships and thinking about points, when I saw this: Atlanta-class Light Cruiser (Group 1) 100 Points Ships of this class: Atlanta, Juneau, San Diego, San Juan Type: Cruiser .... Weapon Range AD AP DD Special Light Guns (16 x 5 in) 18” 10 -2 1 DP, Restricted, Weak AAA - - - - Local 2 ....
by Greg Smith
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: August Playtest Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Re: August Playtest Pack

Lots of good stuff in there. The game is definitely taking shape. There is still an issue with carrier launch rate. The big carriers will struggle to get all of their planes in the air. It is far more efficient to bring several escort carriers than one big carrier, or even just planes on their own. ...
by Greg Smith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would happen to these overstayers
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: What would happen to these overstayers

From Wikipedia: To fund its campaign, the IRA was allegedly involved in criminal activities such as robberies, counterfeiting, protection rackets, kidnapping for ransom, fuel laundering and cigarette smuggling. The IRA also raised funds through donations and by running legitimate businesses such as ...
by Greg Smith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: 800 pts IJN vs. USN w/Carriers
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

Re: 800 pts IJN vs. USN w/Carriers

That's a great playtest report, IMHO. I am glad I'm not the only one that has spotted these issues. :D

Bad weather just stuffs up so many aspects of the game.