Civ ships in OOB

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Civ ships in OOB

Postby gazman » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:48 am

Reading the Civilian ship section in OOB, it states that each of the new ships no longer cost allocation points, but replace 'ships'.

Does anyone know what the reasons behind this are and how it actually works??

Do you have to select your allocation points worth of ships from the original VaS selection and then swap them for the OOB ones?

If so, it seems a cumbersome arrangement - why not stick to giving a cost for each ship in points rather than 'ships'???


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Re: Civ ships in OOB

Postby MektonZero » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:41 am

gazman wrote:Reading the Civilian ship section in OOB, it states that each of the new ships no longer cost allocation points, but replace 'ships'.

Does anyone know what the reasons behind this are and how it actually works??

Do you have to select your allocation points worth of ships from the original VaS selection and then swap them for the OOB ones?

If so, it seems a cumbersome arrangement - why not stick to giving a cost for each ship in points rather than 'ships'???


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The "ships" in question are those listed in the scenario. See the "Fleets" section of the Convoy scenario in VaS. They don't replace points worth of warships, they are separate. Essentially they are target points. :)
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Postby gazman » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:06 am

In VaS you get civilian ship points - tramps are worth one point, liberties two and Victories three. In Oob it's changed to each ship being worth 'ships'.
So a liner is worth four Civilian 'ships'. So if it's Victories you're replacing a liner is worth 12 points and if it's tramps it's worth only four.
I'm confused.
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Postby MektonZero » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:10 pm

gazman wrote:In VaS you get civilian ship points - tramps are worth one point, liberties two and Victories three. In Oob it's changed to each ship being worth 'ships'.
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Each "ship" is a point, just like in VaS. The only thing that changed was what they were called.
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Postby gazman » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:31 am

OK, so 'ship' is the new word for 'point'...

What was the 'ship' of that change?
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