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by Wulf Corbett
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: How important is the size of the stand or counter?
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

holden88 wrote:Wow, I'm surprised Wulf. I'm using 1/2400 scale ships and my bases are smaller than yours. Especially for the subs. I only left about a 1/4" space from the ship model to the edge of the counter.
I'm too lazy to make my own.

Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Brooklin Class Cruiser and Japanesse slow loading topedoes
Replies: 91
Views: 18825

A 1 on 1 battle is a dirrect mesurement of its abilities. It so far is preforming the same as a skirmish level ship. A 1 on 1 battle is a direct measurement of an artificial situation it was never designed to be in. Really, it's not that hard to understand, people, do try and think about this! I wo...
by Wulf Corbett
Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Brooklin Class Cruiser and Japanesse slow loading topedoes
Replies: 91
Views: 18825

But it will still be just as underpowered in a fleet engagment as it is in a 1 on 1 game... But it will no longer be unsupported, nor will the others, meaning the fire priorities will change, as will vulnerabilities (since it becomes less of a priority, fewer shots will bne fired at it). If you cho...
by Wulf Corbett
Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Brooklin Class Cruiser and Japanesse slow loading topedoes
Replies: 91
Views: 18825

My little gaming circle conducted a few 1 on 1 tests of the Brooklyns viability against other cruisers. You're missing the point of the Priority System (as are others...). Most ships were never designed to operate in isolation, they are designed, and given a Priority, to operate as part of a fleet....
by Wulf Corbett
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Spotter Plane Minis + a Navwar Story.....
Replies: 8
Views: 2284

Oly wrote:Edited to add:
I've had some contact with a guy from Stronghold because my order was under the minimum size.
I had exactly the same problem! Glad I'm not the only one who missed that £10 minimum...

Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: How important is the size of the stand or counter?
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Using 1/3000 ships, I'm using GW cavalry bases for subs, destroyers & the like small ships, Small Regimental bases for most cruisers, and Large Regimental bases for battleships & carriers. Whatever's the smallest base that it'll fit on, basically. There is an anomoly that the cavalry bases are the s...
by Wulf Corbett
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Has the J/K/N "misprint" actually bee announced?
Replies: 22
Views: 5795

Der Kommandant wrote:i dont know how anyone can talk about much more to come when they wont support the first release.
Won't support? It's barely out the door! Have some patience!

Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Has the J/K/N "misprint" actually bee announced?
Replies: 22
Views: 5795

mongoose support towards VAS is a big fat ZERO so far. Matt has moved on to a number of other big projects. VaS was originally meant to be a free giveaway in S&P - even when it was announced as a book, it was only meant to be a short run publication. There is much more to come, support and expansio...
by Wulf Corbett
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Dreadnought era questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: Dreadnought era questions.

1) Many dreadnoughts featured case mounted secondary armaments, usually below the deck. Why did ship designers abandon the practice of case-mounting secondary armaments? A combination of the factors you quote, plus the fact that later designs just mounted fewer individual weapons. 2) On many pictur...
by Wulf Corbett
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Generic Ships for a proxy fleet.
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

For a short time I was playing some Napoleonic game (Fire as she Bears, think) using those Pirates ships, with little flags with the ships name on them on pins at the rear. That worked. I see no reason why you couldn't use proxies so long as they're similarly identified, although personally I'd just...
by Wulf Corbett
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Question on AP for DM
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

One other thing (while I fill in time before quitting work...), AP effects are often not a matter of velocity, but of projectile shape or construction. While they'll always penetrate better at higher velocities, if you abstract that out, one 12" shell can have a better penetrative shape or material ...
by Wulf Corbett
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Question on AP for DM
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

I can give one simple answer - yes, there are grounds for modifiers to penetration (and accuracy) at various ranges both long & short, but they are abstracted out as a simplification.

Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Battlestations: Midway (Xbox 360)
Replies: 14
Views: 3540

chaos0xomega wrote:I did check out Fighting Steel, but from what i saw the graphics are terrible
Personally speaking I never play on any screen but the 2D view anyway...

Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Any Navwar dealers at Call to Arms in Newbury, Saturday?
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Hammer of Ulric wrote:No. Some retailers (Spirit Games for one) carry stock.
Or, more accurately, order it in occasionally... (two weeks delay on my order...) Whatever the inconvenience, it's certainly QUICKER to order from Navwar directly!

Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Progress on 2e
Replies: 704
Views: 106465

CTA tries to make a balanced game - try fighting the battle of the line with the Minbari outnumbering the EA ships. You know, I've spend hours this last week playing an excellently balanced, fast-paced and rather attractively presented game name of Victoria Cross: The Battle of Roarke's Drift . Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Captain Kremmens Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 4791

I'm still trying to decide what scale of aircraft mini to use. In some ways, I like the 'birds' eye view' effect of these (and the paint job is great), but they are so grossly out of scale... ... but the 1/3000 minis are so crude...

Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: HMS furious
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

Joe_Dracos wrote:2+ armour? Thats a little poor for a carrier built off of a battlecruiser isn't it? I think 3+ would be better.
Very little battlecruiser was left above the waterline, and a LOT was added. I might have given her 3+ myself though.

Wulf
by Wulf Corbett
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: New player questions
Replies: 35
Views: 6669

Unfortunately ballistics and the physics of submarine operations would tend to mitigate against this, which is one reason why submarine cruisers didn't catch on. A question I've been wondering about: did the guns have to be sealed when underwater then uncapped before firing? I would think having a ...
by Wulf Corbett
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Some Questions form Last Night
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Some Questions form Last Night

1. Can spotters spot at night or planes operate at night? Good question, I don't think the rules cover this (which is embarassing as I playtested them...) Realistically, night ops were fraught with danger, and I'd say no. Rules may be added to add the element of danger. 2. When you spot with a ship...
by Wulf Corbett
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Should Aircraft Carriers have more flights
Replies: 38
Views: 7177

I voted twice as many flights, but that's not really accurate. I think they should all be one-hit-wonders like in ACtA, so all the 2-hit flights should be doubled. Otherwise, I think carriers should have more flights, to their real operational capacity (NOT their theoretical maximum capacity so ofte...