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Postby DM » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:02 am

radar makes detection easier and eliminates or reduces effects of poor visibility.

The "no premeasuring" rule was a matter of some debate amongst the playtest team :)
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Measuring with Mini's in VAS

Postby Reaverman » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:56 am

I understand with VAS, like ACTA. Measuring is done, from centre point to centre point. With the use of Mini's, would it not be more prudent to measure funnel, to funnel. To save on arguments, over where the true centre is?
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Postby The Greek » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:27 pm

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And it's got the Graf Zeppelin Carrier...

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For a ship that never got commissioned she has the best pic in the book......Stukas and all!

Also has Type XXIs, which while a number did get commissioned they had all of one war patrol (I think) between them.

The number of projected ships out there will make for some interesting articles (US super battleships, Russian fleet, Z-plan) for S&P.

Safe to say this beauty will probably be break my personal record from getting hold of a game to playing it yet.
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Postby big-gazza » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:02 am

Hi,
great preview. Looking forward to this one a lot.

Also thanks for the link to NAVWAR.

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Postby rbax » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:28 am

DM wrote:radar makes detection easier and eliminates or reduces effects of poor visibility.

The "no premeasuring" rule was a matter of some debate amongst the playtest team :)
It also improves long range fire by reducing range penalties.

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Postby Wulf Corbett » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:30 am

rbax wrote:
DM wrote:The "no premeasuring" rule was a matter of some debate amongst the playtest team :)
It also improves long range fire by reducing range penalties.
It does? :shock: :? :lol: :wink:

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Postby Harmony » Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:25 pm

This is pretty cool...whilst I didn’t know it; I’ve been waiting for a reasonably fast [to play] historical naval war game that I can play with my nephew (he’s a wee one) and his father.

Thanks for the preview!
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Postby Sigtrygg » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:42 am

At last, its own forum :)

And I forget to check for a couple of days and so come late to the party :(

It loks good, I'll definitely be buying it.

I'd like to see a modern update too, and also a historical version back to the age of the ironclads...
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:51 am

Sigtrygg wrote:At last, its own forum :)
You're late!
I'd like to see a modern update too, and also a historical version back to the age of the ironclads...
I believe someone is working on both of those, or at least WW1.

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Postby Reaverman » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:07 pm

How many Iron Clad engagements were there?
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Postby Burger » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:08 pm

Reaverman wrote:How many Iron Clad engagements were there?
I would assume Maggie Thatcher got engaged, at one point ;)
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Postby mthomason » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:14 pm

Burger wrote: I would assume Maggie Thatcher got engaged, at one point ;)
Heh heh

Actually I always imagined she just declared to Dennis one day that their wedding had been booked, and gave him a list of the people he was going to invite :)
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Postby Burger » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:15 pm

mthomason wrote:
Burger wrote: I would assume Maggie Thatcher got engaged, at one point ;)
Heh heh

Actually I always imagined she just declared to Dennis one day that their wedding had been booked, and gave him a list of the people he was going to invite :)
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:22 pm

Reaverman wrote:How many Iron Clad engagements were there?
Wasn't there a whole Russian-Japanese war of Ironclads?

Not my period of preference, I have to admit...

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Postby Sigtrygg » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:28 pm

Reaverman wrote:How many Iron Clad engagements were there?
Lots of them between 1855 and 1905, I found a book by Richard Hill called "War at sea in the Ironclad Age" to be pretty comprehensive.
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Postby Sigtrygg » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:34 pm

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Reaverman wrote:How many Iron Clad engagements were there?
Wasn't there a whole Russian-Japanese war of Ironclads?

Not my period of preference, I have to admit...

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Yep, 1904-1905, remember the battle of the Tsushima Straits...

the war according to wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Japanese_War
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:38 pm

Sigtrygg wrote:Yep, 1904-1905, remember the battle of the Tsushima Straits...
I've got a hex-based boardgame of that... somewhere...

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Postby Greg Smith » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:47 pm

Not to mention a US-Spanish war.
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Postby Sigtrygg » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:32 am

There's also quite a lot of potential "what if" engagements during the period.
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Postby DM » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:09 pm

The VaS system would appear to be ideally suited to a Span-Am / Russo Japanese adaptation (and unofficial work may or may not already have started :) )

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