Which Navy?

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Which Fleet Will You Play?

The Royal Navy
26
32%
The Kreigsmarine
11
14%
The US Navy
20
25%
Imperial Japanese Navy
14
17%
The Italian Navy
6
7%
The French Navy
4
5%
 
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Which Navy?

Postby E Nicely » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:42 pm

I'm curious which navies people will be playing. Even though the fleet lists aren't available I will say that if any fleet in the war had a major "strength" (like Long Lance torpedoes, or a deadly U-boat fleet) it probably translated well to VaS.

I'm partial to the Japanese. I have a fleet of USN ships too. What about you, admiral?
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Postby katadder » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:46 pm

has to be the royal navy :D they got special rules for the italian navy? if they look like they are losing they change sides? and what about the french one? they surrender as soon as they see the enemy :D
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Postby E Nicely » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:53 pm

The French: auto-surrender on a 4+

Italy: Must Change sides if large numbers of Allied ships appear

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Postby katadder » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:02 pm

french never win either so if it looks like they winning they have to spend the next turn shooting their own ships :lol:
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Postby Alexb83 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:04 pm

katadder wrote:french never win either so if it looks like they winning they have to spend the next turn shooting their own ships :lol:
Nah, the RN would save them the trouble of shooting their own ships.
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Postby E Nicely » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:16 pm

Man, I knew the French/surrender jokes would come up sooner or later :)
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Postby Makoto » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:21 pm

Definitely RKKF for me ^^

(rusian fleet if anybody asks. Can't imagine better artillery and aircrafts for the period)
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Postby Alexb83 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:49 pm

Makoto wrote:Definitely RKKF for me ^^

(rusian fleet if anybody asks. Can't imagine better artillery and aircrafts for the period)
Hmm. Pity about the ships, though.
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Postby Lord David the Denied » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:17 pm

His Majesty's Royal Navy for me. Sticking it to Johnny Foreigner since 1536... :wink:
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Postby Makoto » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:30 pm

Alexb83 wrote:Hmm. Pity about the ships, though.
Can't have everything...
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Postby oggie x » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:33 pm

Well I think I will do something different from the norm. I already have Royal Navy and High Seas Fleet WW1 battlecruisers (the proper age of the battleship) and U-boats + suitable convoy with escorts for them to attack. So....
I think I will use the French and Germans as opposing surface fleets. Before you can shout "Haven't you surrendered yet" I will be finding the range with my 13 and 15 inch salvoes! :D

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Postby mathion » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:34 pm

This poll needs an all the above choice...
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Postby BuShips » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:57 pm

To make the French feel better, I will repeat an old Italian Navy joke.

"Why does the new Italian Navy have glass bottoms in their ships?"

"Why, so they can see the old Italian Navy of course!" :wink:

I will play any historical battle or "what if" scenario using any nation's ship more to speak to the poll question, but my Favorite is the superb Imperial Japanese navy. Second, I'd pick the USN (I'm a yank but that doesn't really get into the reasons as both navies were great and powerful. I am very fond of the British navy, but then I have to mention that I like the more modern units in the French and Italian forces too. I can't forget to mention the German Bismarck class and the gorgeous Prinz Eugen CA and the pocket battleships of the Germans. Heck, I love them all I guess, lol.
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Postby Scotty59 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:22 pm

I have a pretty decent collection of Japanese, German and US ships (mostly GHQ models) that I bought from a fellow gamer about 15 years ago. Played a few games using General Quarters way back when, but they've been in storage for a long time. Victory at Sea will give me a reason to dig them out and play with them again.

The best part is, they are already painted! :D
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Postby E Nicely » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:38 pm

BuShips wrote: I will play any historical battle or "what if" scenario using any nation's ship more to speak to the poll question, but my Favorite is the superb Imperial Japanese navy. Second, I'd pick the USN (I'm a yank but that doesn't really get into the reasons as both navies were great and powerful.
My thoughts exactly. I'm all for what if battles (this game does them very well), but keeping it to Pacific fleets appeal to me. Maybe because I'm a Yank from San Diego.

Some Germans vs. IJN just sounds like way too much fun though. Brits vs. US? Sounds cool too.
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:53 pm

mathion wrote:This poll needs an all the above choice...
Or in my case "Everyone in the North Atlantic"... I'm a bit short on USN & IJN...

Mind you, I have no Russians at all...

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Postby Burger » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:54 pm

I want the Swiss navy :D
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:57 pm

Burger wrote:I want the Swiss navy :D
MTBs were excluded from the basic rules.

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Postby Lord David the Denied » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:10 pm

No MTBs? That stinks... :evil:
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Postby E Nicely » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:14 pm

Lord David the Denied wrote:No MTBs? That stinks... :evil:
But the rules for them will pobably show up somewhere. Maybe pretty quick too.
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