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Postby rcbecker1 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:19 am

Hey is VAS dead or is anyone beside me still building fleets working out scenarios? Posting some update pics for eye candy.
Maybe everyone else can post some of there eye candy here to.

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Postby Wishbone » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:51 am

I have to say my wargaming in general is quite quiet at the moment. My next little project is a handfull of napoleonic ships, but after that I might get on with the Matapan project.
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Postby Joe_Dracos » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:34 pm

You have the Athabaskan.... :?
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Postby GeekEGuy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:01 pm

Well I just started Victory at Sea. I came to this forum hoping for some kind of online community, but it seems dead to me. You can see some of the stuff I've been working on here (http://geekeguy.blogspot.com/search/lab ... 20at%20Sea)

I'm using Panzerschiffe 1:2400 scale ships.
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Postby rcbecker1 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:31 pm

Your stuff looks really good if you need help with anything let know I have alot of info, I beging to think Im alone with game here. Thats why Im looking for obscure stuff. :D
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Postby Cap'n Scott » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:23 am

I don't have an electronic camera but a few of us are about to start playing AOD here in Adelaide. Ships bought, based, undercoated in stylish black and a handful even painted :)
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Postby rcbecker1 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:36 pm

Hope somone has a cammera phone cant wait to see your stuff.
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Postby Warlord_Soth » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:36 am

I hope it's not dead.

I just started playing it (after a demo last year)

Not a lot of pics yet, but here are my first ships :

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Top to bottom :

KMS Deutschland/Lützow
KMS Graf Spee
HMS Exeter
HMS Ajax
HM(A?)S Achilles

I've had my Skytrex ships for about a week now,

And in addition to those above I've painted :

KMS Bismarck
KMS Scharnhorst
KMS Gneisenau
KMS Prinz Eugen
6 x Type VII sub
6 x Type IX sub
6 X Type XXI sub
HMS Hood
HMS Prince of Wales
HMS Renown

Working on

KMS Admiral Hipper
KMS Köln
KMS Leipzig
KMS Nürnberg
KMS Emden
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Postby msprange » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:10 am

Far from dead, our mail order department says.

Little known fact: The fastest growing area for Victory at Sea is France. We've had a fair ton of orders from across the Channel over the past few months.

Can anyone tell us why? :)
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Postby AdrianH » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:13 pm

Warlord_Soth wrote:Top to bottom :

KMS Deutschland/Lützow
KMS Graf Spee
HMS Exeter
HMS Ajax
HM(A?)S Achilles
Nice models!

The top ship looks near enough identical to the second one apart from the paint job. If so, you would be better to call it the Admiral Scheer. The Lützow had different superstructure and an aircraft mounted foward of the funnel; the Scheer had the same superstructure as the Graf Spee and the aircraft aft of the funnel.

Achilles was a New Zealander, therefore HMNZS Achilles, but only after the Royal New Zealand Navy became an entity in its own right in 1941; before that it was the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy, and the ship was HMS Achilles. Its most famous action was probably the Battle of the River Plate, which it repeated when it played itself in the film.
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Postby tgunner91 » Sat May 01, 2010 2:21 pm

I don't think so. While I don't know of anyone who plays it here in Baltimore MD, I personally plan to run a game either at Historicon or Fall-In. I'm collecting War at Sea minis too and I have a decent sized collection now for fighting around Guadalcanal, hunting the Bismark, and going against the Graf Spee (which incidentally gives me some British ships for actions during the Dutch Indies actions too! Gotta like that).

I like VaS's easy to learn system. It puts naval gaming into reach for guys like me who have only a passing interest in the subject. I just want a quick, fun game... I don't care whether or not turrent X is stuck in some odd postion!

Anyway, a game is only dead if people don't play it.
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Postby serene_muse » Sun May 02, 2010 9:56 pm

Great pics!

Historical games tend not to generate a lot of frenzy but can be steady stuff. I mean to get into this as soon as Real Life permits, as VaS looks like a very good combination of easy of play & presentation. Also a lot easier to get ahold of than obscure b&w pamphlets which is the typical historical miniatures game approach.

I'm more into WWI and before for naval stuff but I do like WW2's combined arms approach and watching/listening* to The Pacific has rekindled some interest in WW2 naval. Fortunately VaS can do all of that, not just WW2!

* rather like the audiobook and it includes a navy pilot character not in the tv miniseries
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Postby rcbecker1 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:39 am

Yeah I see we have generated renewed interest in the VAS forums it was to quiet around here for awhile.

now for some new pics of custom built ships for VAS.

HMS Hermes
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My Italian Pontoon Coastal ship.

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What if Italian Carrier
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Postby rcbecker1 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:58 am

Sorry for got to say in my last post you guys have some nice minis painted there. As mentioned above I also use War at sea Minis which is probably obvious. Also allows for building custom ships. Cant wait to see more stuff. If your in Jacksonville Florida look me up for a game or go to Dragon Con this year, I always run VAS games.
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Postby afilter » Mon May 10, 2010 7:07 pm

Hey, I have seen some those pics somewhere....hmmm where was it.? ;)

All nice stuff across the board.
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Postby rcbecker1 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:44 pm

Hey glad to see you made it over here. had a chance to play lately.
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Postby rcbecker1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:31 pm

Is there any chance of getting stats for the Italian Pontoon boat pictured bove with the 15" gun mounted on it. Yes it did exist. But I dont know where to start for stats.
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