Ship Sheets for AOD

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Ship Sheets for AOD

Postby Tim63 » Wed May 06, 2009 5:26 pm

Has anyone made any ship sheets for Age of dreadnoughts? There were some nice one’s done for the WW2 ships.
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Postby steveburt » Thu May 07, 2009 9:43 am

I've made a set of sheets for the ships required for the Dogger Bank scenario, which I'm running tonight.
I'll put those up on my website soon
They are done using Excel (well, actually using Open Office saved in Excel format), and have line drawings of the ships on them (I always find that helpful to see which turret is which).
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Postby steveburt » Tue May 12, 2009 8:40 am

Ship data sheets are posted to:
www.fluffycat.co.uk/Dreadnoughts.html

Currently just Battlecruisers (plus the Blucher, which is almost a BC).
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Postby Tim63 » Tue May 12, 2009 5:40 pm

Thank you, very, very nice. Please post more, we are getting ready for Jutland and those sheets would be great. :D
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Postby steveburt » Wed May 13, 2009 9:57 am

Hey, I've done the hard work now- all you need to do is edit them to produce more.

As for Jutland, I realised a long time ago that there is no point in buying any WW1 dreadnoughts, as all the fighting was done by Battlecruisers, cruisers, destroyers and the occasional pre-dreadnought.
So you won't be seeing any battleship data from me any time soon; but if you want to produce some...
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Postby Tim63 » Wed May 13, 2009 6:56 pm

Where did you find the ship drawings? They are very nice...
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Postby steveburt » Thu May 14, 2009 8:24 am

Most of them came from here:
http://www.warshipsww2.eu
(which in spite of its name covers WW1)
However, that is missing a few plans, such as the Tiger, which I got from here:
http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/ww1-warships.html
(These plans are not quite as nice, but are OK)
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Postby Brass » Thu May 14, 2009 3:01 pm

There is a real treasure trove of ship drawings here

http://www.wunderwaffe.narod.ru/Referen ... /index.htm

It's in Russian so run it through Babelfish (http://babelfish.yahoo.com)

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Postby Wishbone » Mon May 18, 2009 9:38 pm

steveburt wrote:Hey, I've done the hard work now- all you need to do is edit them to produce more.

As for Jutland, I realised a long time ago that there is no point in buying any WW1 dreadnoughts, as all the fighting was done by Battlecruisers, cruisers, destroyers and the occasional pre-dreadnought.
So you won't be seeing any battleship data from me any time soon; but if you want to produce some...
three little words for you = "Queen Elizabeth Class"
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Postby steveburt » Tue May 19, 2009 9:01 am

Apart from the Dardanelles (which isn't really much of a game) and Jutland, when did the Queen Elizabeth class fight?
All the interesting battles feature battlecruisers, cruisers and destroyers.

You could refight the Battlecruiser duel at Jutland, I suppose, in which case you would need the super-dreadnoughts,
Trouble is, any game featuring them is going to be no fun at all for the Germans.
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Postby Wishbone » Tue May 19, 2009 6:22 pm

A good point well made, but I was just pointing out that they actually did do some serious fighting!

To be fair, the Battle Cruisers only got stuck in two real engagements themselves (dogger bank and jutland) - unless you're counting the Falklands of course which again wouldn't be much fun for the Germans either. Oh, and the Goeben in the Black Sea against the Russians, but no-one knows about that so it's okay ;)

Battleships were out hunting Hipper on his Scarborough Raid and the Wobbly Eights were out at Dogger Bank incase he tried to break north for Jutland.
The Battleships I would reccomend you "Card-Up" would be the US navy squadron towards the end of the war. They did some Convoy work to Norway which would be fun for the German Battlecruisers to attack.
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Postby steveburt » Wed May 20, 2009 8:25 am

I'm planning to do a Scarborough Raid 'what if' assuming that the British managed to intercept the Germans with some battlecruisers of their own.
The 'bombardment' scenario in the book would be ideal if I could figure out what size the shore batteries and minefields are supposed to be, and how to compute victory conditions.

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