A few WWII ships for the Pacific

Started by paulr, 11 April 2021, 08:30:28 AM

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pierre the shy

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 12 April 2021, 09:00:44 AM
I checked this, and everything I could easily find (ie first page of a google search) was a subscription service.

    "Receive 10 faxes per month for $2.99".

Subscriptions have their place, but sending a one-off purchase request isn't it.

Exactly 👍 l only wanted to send one two page fax... eventually found a fax in the local chemists/pharmacy mainly used to send and receive prescriptions..but they still offering a fax service so all good in the end. Having tried several places that advertise faxing services but which no longer provide them... including a branch of NZ Post who seemingly took exception to my suggestion to update their website to show that they no longer offer the service.
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
we are not now that strength which in old days
moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are.

pierre the shy

Quote from: FierceKitty on 12 April 2021, 01:17:38 PM
As has been pointed out, his service is quick, cheap,  and reliable, and I'm more than happy with the models I've got from him.

Agree 100% Kitty...the service is very good and the range is excellent...if it floats and is armed then chances are Navwar make it  :)
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
we are not now that strength which in old days
moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are.

paulr

And if they don't make it they make something that looks very similar :)

Agree on the quality, range & service :-bd =D> :-bd
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paulr

Research done on the ships with some very useful assistance from Pierre the Shy on the Australian destroyers :)

American
West Virginia    MS 32 / 7d - Medium Pattern System
MarylandMS 21 - Navy Blue System
TennesseeMS 32 / 1D - Medium Pattern System
CaliforniaMS 32 / 16D - Medium Pattern System
PennsylvaniaMS 21 - Navy Blue System
Australian
ShropshireRN Mediterranean three tone grey
AruntaMS11 - Sea Blue System
WarramungaMS11 - Sea Blue System
Japanese
AbukumaYokosuka grey
NagaraMaizuru grey
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Orcs

THe concern with Navwar is Tonys age. How long will he continue working, and what will happen to the range when he stops.
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Aksu

Quote from: Orcs on 16 April 2021, 12:38:35 AM
THe concern with Navwar is Tonys age. How long will he continue working, and what will happen to the range when he stops.

I've had a great time chatting with him when visiting the shop. It is quite a different experience than going to a modern flashy establishment.

Re-tangenting to WW2 wargaming, which rules do you chaps use when playing with them Pacific boats?
Cheers,
Aksu

pierre the shy

Quote from: Aksu on 16 April 2021, 04:16:22 AM
I've had a great time chatting with him when visiting the shop. It is quite a different experience than going to a modern flashy establishment.

Re-tangenting to WW2 wargaming, which rules do you chaps use when playing with them Pacific boats?
Cheers,
Aksu

We use GQ 1 and 2 rules Aksu, they always give a good game and are very easy to pick up gain if you haven't played for a while. While GQ3 is a more recent set of rules with (compretively speaking) lots more bells and whistles we prefer the older version as they make even quite large games playable in a single session.

Quote from: Orcs on 16 April 2021, 12:38:35 AM
THe concern with Navwar is Tonys age. How long will he continue working, and what will happen to the range when he stops.

Yes Orcs that is one reason why we have made several reasonably large orders over recent years. With the latest order I think we have just about everything we'll need 1/3000th wise. 

 
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
we are not now that strength which in old days
moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are.

paulr

16 April 2021, 10:36:52 AM #37 Last Edit: 16 April 2021, 10:40:36 AM by paulr
Quote from: pierre the shy on 16 April 2021, 05:58:41 AM
We use GQ 1 and 2 rules Aksu, they always give a good game and are very easy to pick up gain if you haven't played for a while. While GQ3 is a more recent set of rules with (compretively speaking) lots more bells and whistles we prefer the older version as they make even quite large games playable in a single session.

We use a ground scale of 1cm : 200 yards rather than 4" : 1,000 yards as suggested in the rules for 1:2,400 ships

This gives a more usable ground scale, 30,000 yards is 150cm rather than over 300cm and means ships move in centimeters half their speed in knots.
Ranges are much easier to convert to yards, 30cm being 6,000 yards for example
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Quote from: pierre the shy on 16 April 2021, 05:58:41 AM
Yes Orcs that is one reason why we have made several reasonably large orders over recent years. With the latest order I think we have just about everything we'll need 1/3000th wise. 
:o :o :o

But I've only got 5 pre-Dreadnought navies of the 1910s, and none of the major ones :-S

And no navies of the 1860s or 1880s or 1900s... :-S
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First vertical colour done for all ships :)

For MS11, MS22 and the Japanese this is the only major vertical colour #:-S

The rest, 4 ships, have 2 more colours in their vertical camouflage patterns :!!
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OldenBUA

I have GQ1 and GQ2, and they give a good game. But if you want a different experience, you could take a look at Naval War. It's a free ruleset, which adds some interesting ideas to playing out naval engagements.

https://www.naval-war.com/
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Raider4

Quote from: Aksu on 16 April 2021, 04:16:22 AM
. . . which rules do you chaps use when playing with them Pacific boats?

I've used the original Victory at Sea, still available from Wargame Vault. It's definitely improved by using David Manley's suggestions.

paulr

Quote from: OldenBUA on 16 April 2021, 11:13:33 AM
I have GQ1 and GQ2, and they give a good game. But if you want a different experience, you could take a look at Naval War. It's a free ruleset, which adds some interesting ideas to playing out naval engagements.

https://www.naval-war.com/

Definitely looks to be a different experience :)
A lot of effort has gone into a free set of rules
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Raider4

Quote from: OldenBUA on 16 April 2021, 11:13:33 AM
But if you want a different experience, you could take a look at Naval War. It's a free ruleset, which adds some interesting ideas to playing out naval engagements.

https://www.naval-war.com/

"Please register (for free!) to be able to download the Rulebook, Orders of Battle, Datacards, Quick reference sheet, etc."

For the love of $DEITY, why? If everything's free anyway, why on earth do I need to create an account and find another username & password to remember?

DecemDave

Quote from: Raider4 on 16 April 2021, 02:34:04 PM
"Please register (for free!) to be able to download the Rulebook, Orders of Battle, Datacards, Quick reference sheet, etc."

For the love of $DEITY, why? If everything's free anyway, why on earth do I need to create an account and find another username & password to remember?


So they can email you with not so free goodies and sell your data to other companies that wish to target their sales.  Who will also sell it to another company that will cold call you about accidents and double glazing and will sell it to a bloke on the web who bombards you endlessly with junk mail, scam texts and nuisance calls.

What are you waiting for?