Generic Ships for a proxy fleet.

Discuss the Victory at Sea range of naval games.

Moderator: rcbecker1

User avatar
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 715
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:55 pm
Location: Rogers, AR

Generic Ships for a proxy fleet.

Postby Captain_Nemo » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:25 pm

I want to collect every ship in the lists. But that costs money!

So I want to try something and I would like the advice of those on this board.

What if I pick up a few of each type of vessel and just label them with a generic marker on the base?


Battleship = BB-1 BB-2 etc.

Heavy Cruiser = CA-1 CA-2 etc

and so on.

would you all let me into a tournament if I show up with Burger's ship viewer print outs of my ships and (Just for an example) Bismarck for my BB, an Essex Class Carrier back up by 2 Trento class cruisers and a small group of different destroyers ( Le Hardi, Gearing) representing Nagato(BB), Shokaku(CV), 2 x Mogami(CA) and 6 x Kagero (DD)

I ask because quite frankly I cannot tell the difference between ships and if my opponents fleet list says what each ship is and he can ID them, I would take their word for it.

Thanks. :)
I said,"Qapla! Baaaaby!"
User avatar
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1129
Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:59 pm
Location: Lexington, KY USA

Postby nezeray » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:16 pm

I like that Idea, especially if you get the 1/6000 ships. :)

As for tournaments, I don't see a problem with it.

Mongoose Infantry Demo Team - Kentucky

User avatar
Court Jester
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1002
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:21 pm
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

Postby Court Jester » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:02 pm

I would have no problem with it as I personally cannot recognise ships by their silhouette.

However I could see some people not "getting" it and demanding propper ships or that you use counters.
User avatar
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 890
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:50 pm

Postby Soulmage » Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:58 am

I've found that after having played with the miniatures a while, I am starting to be able to recognize ships by sight.
User avatar
E Nicely
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1288
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:21 pm
Location: Euless, TX

Postby E Nicely » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:01 am

After you've played for a while you'll definitely be able to tell which ship is which.

Using proxies or generic tags during a tourney would be acceptable to me.
Project Lead and Contributing Designer, VaS Order of Battle
Mongoose Playtester
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 528
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:46 pm
Location: Saskatoon, Sk, Canada (somewhere in the middle of the country)

Postby Joe_Dracos » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:29 am

Well as a person who runs these kinds of tournaments, I would not mind (especially because this is a new game). If it came down to it, I'd supply some ships (if I had any) for you to use. Counters a perfectly acceptable. However, you couldn't feild a Bismark, an Essex and 2 Trentos in the same fleet. You should pick you ships from a single list.
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 400
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:33 pm
Location: London

Postby Oly » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:34 am

I think that the friendlier the game the more acceptable you'll find that.

Personally I think I'd be fine with ships reasonably close to what they represent, generic labels and a quick chat before hand explaining what was going to be what.
User avatar
Wulf Corbett
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 4314
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:19 pm
Location: Scotland

Postby Wulf Corbett » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:28 am

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 use counters.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests