Russo-Japanese War

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Russo-Japanese War

Postby Frank Frey » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:09 pm

Has anyone here done anything at all with Pre-Dreadnoughts?

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Postby Wishbone » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:38 pm

beyond vague contemplation, no. But if you just want to bounce ideas around please do :)
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Postby rcbecker1 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:24 am

No I only started WWII Naval gaming a few years ago on my own. But have done alot of researching and building fleets since then. Cant afford to do another time period. I already have.
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Re: Russo-Japanese War

Postby msprange » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:25 am

Frank Frey wrote:Has anyone here done anything at all with Pre-Dreadnoughts?
There is an official supplement for pre-dreads in development, but no date yet set for its completion.
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Postby verdantgreen » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:49 pm

Very good news indeed. While I may not have the money to build up a pre-dreadnought fleet right now, it is a project I would be interested in for the future and I would certainly buy a Victory at Sea book about the era.
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Postby afilter » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:20 pm

I played some Pre-Dread RJW (Battle of Yellow Sea) last night using another rule set with a friend and my eldest son.

My son took command of the Russian fleet and my friend and I divided the IJN command.

We developed our strategy to cut off the Russian fleet and sailed out to meet them.

Early on we decided to spilt out forces in hopes that the Russians would take the shortest route possible to make it to the objective.

Unfortunately the Russian fire was deadly and scored multiple critical hits on the Battleship Fuji igniting the magazine BOOM!

The Japanese line then racked the Oncoming Russian battle line scoring a hit on every ship and causing the Pobieda to drop out of formation.

The action ended in a draw as my son had to retire for the evening at the orders of rear Admiral MOM. ;)

I would love to see VaS take on this era with plenty of ship data up front.

There are some great inexpensive models out there in 1/2400 and other larger scales. The 12 ships pictured cost me less than $40 plus time to paint.
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Postby rcbecker1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:25 pm

Great report Aaron, love the fletes
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