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%
 
Total votes: 81
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Postby Mr Evil » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:22 pm

well i realy like the idea of this game, and if a soviet fleet is available in the list il definatly get it
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Postby emperorpenguin » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:55 pm

Royal Navy first and Imperial Japanese Navy second
Into the Fire: 4th place
Wheel of Fire: 9th place
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Postby Sgt. Brassones » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:56 am

US and Japanese. The Coral Sea, Leyte Gulf, Midway. Oh boy, can't wait.
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Postby Aramanthus » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:53 am

I voted. In order of my choices.

USN
RN
IJN
Germam N
Russian N
Canadian N
Italian N
Australian N
Polish N
Lithouanian N
Korean N
Brazilan N
Argentinan N
Finish N
Norwegian N
Chekslovokian N
Yugoslavan N
Swedish N
Austrian N
Swiss N

I'm including river forces in my decision too


Oh yeah......

French Navy......
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Postby E Nicely » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:05 am

^You sure you didn't leave anything out? :)
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Postby Tibour » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:02 am

mathion wrote:This poll needs an all the above choice...
You are an extremely sick person :? Of course I totally agree with you, so what does that make me 8)

Intially anyway I will start the US taxis, I meant fleet :P
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Postby Eisho » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:33 am

IJN and US. Already have a number of minis for both.

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Postby BuShips » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:07 am

Scotty59 wrote: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 mbtanker » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:35 am

USN and IJN are my major fleets. I think I'll pickup a few British and German ships just to do some Bismarck scenarios.
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Postby Sgt. Brassones » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:42 am

Some North Atlantic Wolfpack action would be fun. I really grooved on the Silent Hunter PC games and my family is German :wink:
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Postby E Nicely » Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:11 am

BuShips wrote: Now you guys know why I call myself BuShips :wink: .
I thought it was the BuShips from the Honor Harrinton books.
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:17 am

Mr Evil wrote:well i realy like the idea of this game, and if a soviet fleet is available in the list il definatly get it
There's no Soviets in the basic game, but a full fleet list is in development for S&P.

I don't believe the Potempkin is amongst them, but who knows...

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Postby BuShips » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:23 am

Sgt. Brassones wrote:Some North Atlantic Wolfpack action would be fun. I really grooved on the Silent Hunter PC games and my family is German :wink:
Yeah, you can run Das Boot in the background for inspiration. Come to think of it, nah. :lol: Good movie though, I dug it out the other day (Director's long cut, lol) and I've been breaking it up over three days. Great fun, but I just wish I could appreciate it in the full-up German language mode without the English subtitles, heh.
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Postby BuShips » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:26 am

Lowly Uhlan wrote:
BuShips wrote: Now you guys know why I call myself BuShips :wink: .
I thought it was the BuShips from the Honor Harrinton books.
That too :lol: . I just knew of the term from the same source as where David Weber learned of it: US Naval history. So you could say it is David Weber's Honor Harrington, albeit second hand :wink: . I have all of his HH series.
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Postby DM » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:48 am

The Russian fleet and air lists are just about done. No Potemkin in the lists I'm afraid as she was turned into razor blades in the 1920s.

Plenty of Russki aircraft carriers based on their proposed 1930s and 1940s designs :)
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Postby Reaverman » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:50 am

Royal Navy for me, though my secon fleet might actually be Japanese!
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Postby DM » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:55 am

Hmm, unfortunately "All of them" wasn't an option so I declined to vote (just finishing my Brazilian, Chilean and Argentinean fleets :) )
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Postby Itkovian » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:58 am

I voted Royal Navy though I already have 1/6000 RN, IJN, RNN (all of it!), Kriegsmarine and Italian fleets....

Personally I am looking forward to messing around in the Med...
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:05 am

Itkovian wrote:I voted Royal Navy though I already have 1/6000 RN, IJN, RNN (all of it!), Kriegsmarine and Italian fleets....
You might be as appalled as I was to hear that originally the book would include the French, but no Italians, to save space... :shock:

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Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:33 am

Wulf Corbett wrote: You might be as appalled as I was to hear that originally the book would include the French, but no Italians, to save space... :shock:
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