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  1. Thread: Black Seas

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    I remounted SOGN ships on 3x1" wooden bases,...

    I remounted SOGN ships on 3x1" wooden bases, changed the scale to 1" = 1/16" and the game works fine with these models.

    I received a 1/700 Black Seas Brig in Wargame Illustrated, and comparing...
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    The broadsides of the Sloops Swan and Fairy are...

    The broadsides of the Sloops Swan and Fairy are 40. It appeared that Ares was taking broadside/100 rounding up or down. And this formula works pretty well until you get to the 1st rates. Perhaps...
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    I thought this was something the stats committee...

    I thought this was something the stats committee was working on?
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    Orient had a broadside weight of 1,376 per Three...

    Orient had a broadside weight of 1,376 per Three Decks, while Genereux (1785) threw 838.
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    I have run a game with 18 ship, 6 players. I use...

    I have run a game with 18 ship, 6 players. I use two complete damage chit sets. At this time I ran this particular game, we were not sending the chits back to the bag after each firing. We never...
  6. Thanks Rory!

    Thanks Rory!
  7. Rory, Our group seems to be allergic to tokens...

    Rory,

    Our group seems to be allergic to tokens and chits. I made small ship logs for each ship with 4 damage boxes, and Anchor/stress box, and the ships stats, plus captain/admiral upgrades. ...
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    One of the reasons ships moved in battle...

    One of the reasons ships moved in battle line/squadrons was the difficulty of communications, especially after battle erupted and the area smogged over with cannon smoke. Maintaining a battle line...
  9. By the way, I do think there are positives to...

    By the way, I do think there are positives to this game. No movement cards, and very good movement aides/templates. A good easy shooting system, unfortunately killed by a very poor damage system. ...
  10. That makes sense. And in a game that is supposed...

    That makes sense. And in a game that is supposed to be a fleet level fast play game, rolling to move just doesn't make sense and uses a lot of time. A sailing ship is a complicated machine to a...
  11. We played our game on Thursday (2 July), I...

    We played our game on Thursday (2 July), I refereed, FlyXwire played British, and another local played the Americans.

    FlyXwire had a frustrating day, for sure. We played a War of 1812 game that...
  12. I only played it a couple of times. IIRC, it was...

    I only played it a couple of times. IIRC, it was a solo game.
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    Chris, Not disputing that kids game. ...

    Chris,

    Not disputing that kids game. Disputing that they game anything more complicated than WoTC level stuff. And I know that there are exceptions to the rule.

    Bob
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    Looking at rules and QRS. Interesting.

    Looking at rules and QRS. Interesting.
  15. Remember the old Avalon Hill game Survival? ...

    Remember the old Avalon Hill game Survival? Would be neat to do a search management game in that style. Game board could be a CAP gridded state, game pieces little C172/182 and white vans. Hmmm,...
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    I went to Joann's Fabrics and bought a large 4x8...

    I went to Joann's Fabrics and bought a large 4x8 piece of blue vinyl (with no pattern). It looks great, and should last a long time.
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    I thought Harpoon was brilliant right up through...

    I thought Harpoon was brilliant right up through the 3rd edition. In the 4th when you had to compare Missile Gen vs ATA to come up with an intercept probability, they lost me. I still haul out 3rd...
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    Interestingly, when I was in my 20's, I played...

    Interestingly, when I was in my 20's, I played almost only simulation level games. I loved the Enola games series for micro armor (both the WWII and WWIII rule sets)... Still have them both. Played...
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    David, There is a local group here that uses...

    David,

    There is a local group here that uses Bolt Action for both WWI and Vietnam, I have not tried using it for either. I was trying to adapt it to Heinlien's Starship Troopers, versus...
  20. CAP the board game! Sweet!

    CAP the board game! Sweet!
  21. Are there any shops in say Springfield? That...

    Are there any shops in say Springfield? That would be about midway for both of us.

    I googled and three stores came up:

    Die Hard Games 1039 Junction Cir Springfield, IL (217) 698-4343
    ...
  22. Eric, It's definitely been wet down here. I...

    Eric,

    It's definitely been wet down here. I haven't gotten a lot of gaming in this summer, I missed Diecon altogether. Been doing to much Civil Air Patrol. But, there is always a possibility of...
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    Eric, I owned Tobruk and never got around to...

    Eric,

    I owned Tobruk and never got around to playing it. I played all three in the PB series. Not blasphemy, everyone has their preferences.

    Bob
  24. I'm playing my first game on Thursday. In...

    I'm playing my first game on Thursday. In reading and thoroughly digesting the rules, there seems to be an inordinately large amount of dicing in this game. We'll see after it's played. Looking...
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    My first simultaneous movement game was...

    My first simultaneous movement game was "Starfleet Battles". I purchased the pocket games back in 1980. Unfortunately, they turned a pocked game into wargaming tax code.

    I love the term...
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