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by Brass
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Iron Thunder questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11341

I've just been reminded that I forgot the excellent 1/2400 models from Hallmark (now Noble Miniatures). They don't cover the Civil War but are ideal if you want to do the European wars such as the Second Schleswig War or the Lissa campaign. They are very well detailed and reasonably priced (and the...
by Brass
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Iron Thunder questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11341

And, if you really good eyes and not much money, Panzerschiffe have a range in 1:2400 scale. Bear in mind that at this scale a ship the size of the USS Hartford is less than 1-1/2 inches long and the CSS Stonewall is 7/8 of an inch. This still makes them easier to see than 1:6000 scale WWII ships fo...
by Brass
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Iron Thunder questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11341

Awri-i-i-i-i-ight! For once I actually already have the ships so I can play the rules without having to build a new navy first!

Thanks for the Monitor. I'll probably extrapolate data for a few more vessels and play a game or two until the next S&P comes out. Thanks again.

LT
by Brass
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Iron Thunder questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11341

Iron Thunder questions

Here are a couple of minor queries. Hopefully someone whose reading comprehension exceeds mine can help me out. Actually, I suspect I know the answers but I'd like to be sure. I'm basing most of these on a comparison of the data for the CSS Virginia with the text. 1. May I assume that the two firing...
by Brass
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Ironclads Redux
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Those would be too huge to use for games... :shock: The largest South American ship of that era that I could find in a skim through Conway's would be - in 1/600 scale - a little bit shorter than a 1:2400 scale Tirpitz. Remember, most of these ships were less than 200 feet long. If you were doing Eu...
by Brass
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: NAVWAR in US
Replies: 16
Views: 4883

Frankvas wrote:They don't seem to carry 1:3000 WW2 models from NAVWAR.

Frank V.
Picky, picky, picky.

Okay, here's who I would have recommended if I'd actually been thinking: Scale Model Specialties at www.ss-sms.com

I know they carry Navwar 1:3000 WWII because that's where mine came from.

LT
by Brass
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: NAVWAR in US
Replies: 16
Views: 4883

Re: NAVWAR in US

Frankvas wrote:Anyone know where I can buy NAVWAR ships in the US?

Thanks
Try www.lastsquare.com

LT
by Brass
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Effective Range of Torpedoes
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

During the battle of the Komandorski Islands, the Japanese fired Long Lance torpedoes at American ships which didn't even try to evade as the Americans believed themselves to be out of range; even discounting the reports of lookouts who claimed to have seen a torpedo break the surface to the stern ...
by Brass
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Finding Miniatures
Replies: 17
Views: 4853

ok, so NAVWAR looks to be the most popular, but how do I get my hands on them? I am an American living in Germany and shipping to my APO address or street address would incur overseas shipping charges, and such. The cost savings goes out the window there. So order from a US supplier such as WarWeb ...
by Brass
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Finding Miniatures
Replies: 17
Views: 4853

*They are very sturdy and stand up to strangers' abuse during demos better than metal models. This last is not to be taken lightly. Would you rather have someone drop a tough pre-painted resin model, or a fragile metal one you spent hours assembling and painting? I do a few convention and demo game...
by Brass
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: "Betty" Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2777

Also, from Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II:

"Bomb-bay beneath wings can accomodate one 1,760 lb. (800 kg.) torpedo or bombs to a maximum weight of 4,480 lbs. (2,200 kg.)."

LT
by Brass
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Victory at Sea Supplement - Order of Battle
Replies: 80
Views: 21242

Brass. Why wouldn't the RAF cooperate with the RN? Did not the RAF bomb several German ships at port when caught within range? Apples and oranges. Bomber Command struck at strategic targets and Coastal Command conducted anti-shipping operations but rarely was this in cooperation with or at the requ...
by Brass
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Victory at Sea Supplement - Order of Battle
Replies: 80
Views: 21242

The main question i wanted to ask is if a RN player has access to the P51 because as the book says it was originally designed for the RAF, so surely it should be a land based aircraft for the RN. The first Mustangs to go into service were with the RAF but the Fleet Air Arm never used the Mustang at...
by Brass
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Ironclads
Replies: 75
Views: 18123

DM wrote:Brazilian and Paraguayan ships added
Ay, carramba! My brother is doing the battle of Tuyuti at Historicon this year (it's taken him something like five years to paint the armies); maybe I can interest him in trying Riachuelo next :) .

LT
by Brass
Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Ironclads
Replies: 75
Views: 18123

DM wrote: South Americans (War of the Triple Alliance) next :D
You're going to unleash the all-conquering navy of Francisco Solano Lopez on an unsuspecting gaming public?

You madman :D .

LT
by Brass
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Ironclads
Replies: 75
Views: 18123

juggler69uk wrote:
DM wrote:Comments assimilated........
The Borg are in ACW VaS :shock:
As are similar vessels with one square-rigged mast and one fore-and-aft rigged mast. I refer, of course, to -wait for it!- Borgentines :wink: .

LT
by Brass
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Victory at Sea Supplement - Order of Battle
Replies: 80
Views: 21242

DM wrote:Yup, no Dutch in the supplement, so you'll have to do with the stats on my website for now.
Please tell me that at least the Italians got some aircraft and a light cruiser (or two). Ple-e-e-e-ease! Don't let all my dreams be crushed!

LT
by Brass
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Victory at Sea Supplement - Order of Battle
Replies: 80
Views: 21242

Hmm. . . the Contents page? New Rules Motor Torpedo Boats Admirals Advanced Air Operations Scenarios Hunting the Beast Expanded Fleet Lists The Royal Navy The Kriegsmarine The United States Navy The Imperial Japanese Navy The Italian Navy The French Navy The Soviet Navy Civilian Shipping Oddly, I d...
by Brass
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Newbie with a few quick questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

juggler69uk wrote:There are probably a few people out there who will part with their counters.
Actually, I have two complete sets still unpunched and looking for a good home :) .

LT
by Brass
Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Newbie with a few quick questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Excellent, thanks for the info. I have just seen on ebay some Axis & Allies ships that look pretty good. Might have to check these out, in the mean time need to find myself a first print of the rule book :D A problem with the Axis and Allies ships is that they are in a strange scale (1:1800) which ...