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Postby Alexb83 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:25 pm

Mind you, apparently during WW1 that statement could be considered accurate when shooting at warships that weren't within flat-trajectory range for most gunnery crews :)

Ships could spend quite a while blatting away at each other before they'd manage to straddle a target and get effective range. It's amazing the difference that WW2 optics, radar and basic mechanical computers made.
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:26 pm

Alexb83 wrote:Mind you, apparently during WW1 that statement could be considered accurate when shooting at warships that weren't within flat-trajectory range for most gunnery crews :)
There did indeed seem to be something wrong with our bloody ships :D

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Postby Shadow Queen » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:27 pm

Not much has changed since S&P
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Postby Alexb83 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:29 pm

Wulf Corbett wrote:
Alexb83 wrote:Mind you, apparently during WW1 that statement could be considered accurate when shooting at warships that weren't within flat-trajectory range for most gunnery crews :)
There did indeed seem to be something wrong with our bloody ships :D

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Postby Wulf Corbett » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:34 pm

Shadow Queen wrote:Not much has changed since S&P
Vast ammounts have been added, and all the numbers have been tweaked, but, no, the core rules remain as they were.

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Postby Shadow Queen » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:37 pm

and for £20 quid im happy
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Postby E Nicely » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:25 pm

Alexb83 wrote:
Oooh, and out of interest, are we going to see U-boats? :)
You'll be wanting to give the Germans a try. Nasty.
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Postby katadder » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:29 pm

something else to spend money on, think will prob stick with counters on this, spending too much on space ships as it is.
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Postby E Nicely » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:31 pm

^If you took it down to 1:6000 scale you could pick up a good size fleet for about 60 bucks.
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Postby msprange » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:32 pm

katadder wrote:something else to spend money on, think will prob stick with counters on this, spending too much on space ships as it is.
Try the Navwar range (it is what we use). Cheap (£50 will buy you more than enough for the four main fleets, civilian ships and subs included), and you can paint vast numbers in just a couple of hours.
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Postby katadder » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:38 pm

hmm matt pointing me in the direction of ships from other companies when i been spending all my wargaming money on spaceships from his :D
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Postby Lord David the Denied » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:21 pm

msprange wrote:Try the Navwar range (it is what we use). Cheap (£50 will buy you more than enough for the four main fleets, civilian ships and subs included), and you can paint vast numbers in just a couple of hours.
Could you fix us up with some photos? I looked at the Navwar site but they have no pictures, and I'm a visual sort of person... :wink:
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Postby E Nicely » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:30 pm

The Navwar home site doesn't have photos! There's links to some pics here:



http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=74777
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Postby Rick » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:51 pm

I don't suppose anyone has looked at a modern variant, to tie in with the new battlefield; evolution game? :?

I know there has been a discussion on the bf; evo pages of a wwII variant, which would tie in with VAS. :lol:
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Counter pics?

Postby thedrake » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:20 pm

Was wondering if there any pics of the counters?

Have two sets of the Babylon 5 counter sheets and Love them.Hope the VaS counters are done the same way (top-down view as that is my preference.) If so count me down for VaS!

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Postby oggie x » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:49 pm

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Postby lastbesthope » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:33 pm

Preview yoinked :lol:

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Postby thedrake » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:46 pm

OK,so does that mean there are some pics of the VaS counters posted somewhere to preview???

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Postby Chernobyl » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:23 pm

I'll be checking this one out come release day...

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Postby Chernobyl » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:25 pm

some late ships in WW2 did have radar directed guns...how will this be handled? do they get to pre-measure?
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