Da Boss wrote:
I would agree that first step is to email M Sprange - MG usually allow publicaiton of fan made supplements if they don't want to do them...
I appreciate the post from someone that is apparently as high up the ladder as one can get.
What is the e-mail address of the person in question so that I might get in touch with him?
If there is the possibility of being included, I'm interested- and who wouldn't be.
I don't know if what I have in mind will be publishable for VaS
2.0 for one primary reason:
I'm kind of 'March At Own Pace/Distance' on this project; I'm a full-time RN and can only devote time to it in fits and starts. So far, I have done just about everything I want to with the USN subs in the PTO... but that's all I've done. I started there because it was the 'simplest' of the theaters. American submarine technology didn't advance by any great leaps during the war, nor did their torpedo technology. Likewise, the Japanese ASW weapons and tactics were fairly static as well, lacking the dynamic developments of the Battle of the Atlantic.
I have only just begun the additional rules needed for the German subs and the Atlantic theater; I can think of at least two necessary rules- both regarding torpedoes- and a couple of optional ones, again mostly regarding torpedoes. I haven't gotten started on the German (save the Type XXIII), Italian, British, Japanese or Russian subs.
My initial file- which started simply as stats for the major classes of US subs- has slowly spiraled out of control, turning into a full-fledged rules supplement. As this process progressed, I began to see this as something of a serial project- releasing a small pdf containing rules and subs for each individual navy over a long period of time... perhaps the rest of the year. It has taken me most of a month for the US sub project, and I still haven't gotten the campaign right- my ultimate goal is to emulate the kind of campaign system that you would get out of a video game like the Silent Hunter
series. It may well be mid/late-June before this sees the light of day.
I just wanted to ask about policy/procedures so I could know where I stood.