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  • Eumerin replied to the topic Painting guides? in the forum Victory At Sea 8 months ago

    The USN used dazzle schemes for probably a year and a half (or less), and even then compliance was somewhat erratic.  Pacific fleet implemented the schemes in late ’43.  The Atlantic fleet waited until the following year.  Then in early 1945 the fleet started painting over the schemes.  The primary opponent had changed from ships to airplanes, and…[Read more]

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Painting guides? in the forum Victory At Sea 8 months ago

    For the USN, there’s a website that a guy put together that provides info on the camo schemes that the Navy used each year (and notes that PACFLEET and LANTFLEET used different schemes).  The site also provides the official dazzle diagram where appropriate.  Destroyers get a class scheme, but iirc everything from light cruisers on up that had a d…[Read more]

  • YouTube naval historian Drachnifels is apparently a fan of naval miniatures games.  He’s done a number of videos spotlighting products from Dystopian Wars.  And he apparently likes Warlord Games.  He’s posted a twenty minute video talking about Victory at Sea, and showing off some of his painted ships.  The video also includes a quick look at his…[Read more]

  • And while we are at it, the DD for the B17 is very much over the top. Wouldnt it be “more realistic”, or better playable that the carpet bombs hit better, because they may bombard a greater field. 16DD with heavy are for every ship a death sentence … (statistical 4 to 5 crits, that hurts lots, even on big ships)

    Historically, B-17s never succe…[Read more]

  • They weren’t in the beta ship list, either. I asked the writer about their absence from the beta ship list when he was posting in the game thread over on DakkaDakka (back before the game was released), but he either somehow missed the intent of my question, or creatively redirected it into a non-answer. At the time, I just figured, “Well, it’s…[Read more]

  • I got the main rulebook recently, and as I was flipping through it, it occurred to me that I can’t find one of the IJN carrier classes. Unless I’m missing something, there doesn’t appear to be an entry for the Unryuu-class. The class was designed as an improved version of Soryu. Eight were planned, with three completed. An additional eight…[Read more]

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Torpedo Rules in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 6 months ago

    It probably helped that Pearl Harbor was out of reach of the IJN outside of an extraordinary (and extremely risky) effort. That succeeded in December, 1941, but at that point the Americans hadn’t yet realized that they were about to enter a war, and thus weren’t on their guard. Subsequent attacks against Hawaii required closer bases, such as…[Read more]

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Torpedo Rules in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 7 months ago

    ?

    The reason why the USN could stay at Pearl Harbor had nothing to do with torpedoes. It’s because the Japanese were focused on crippling the ships, and put less emphasis on the infrastructure – particularly the oil storage tanks. That would have been a dive bomber thing. And the reasons that caused the Japanese to deprioritize the tanks were…[Read more]

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Torpedo Rules in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 8 months ago

    I’d say torpedoes are the deadliest weapon in the game! I think if you play a few matches you’ll see that ships can and do close to short range, especially destroyers, and that devastation results. Destroyers and cruisers can torpedo a battleship or fleet carrier off the table in a single attack. Ignore torpedoes at your fleet’s peril…

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  • Eumerin replied to the topic Guessing time! in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 9 months ago

    Awfully inconvenient time to put a pause for reasons that they should have known about beforehand. We’ve got only half of the aircraft boxes out, those boxes are not (for the most part) aimed at the ocean that saw the vast majority of carrier combat, and the US still doesn’t have anything but fighters.

    In a year, it won’t matter. But it’s a bit…[Read more]

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Guessing time! in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 9 months ago

    So…

    It’s been about a month and a half now since the last release announcement, including the German and British aircraft boxes. I would have expected to see the next release announcement – including aircraft boxes for the US and Japan – to show up by now. Wonder why the delay?

    On the positive side, the store page can now be sorted by…[Read more]

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Future releases in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 9 months ago

    Ship cards come with the ship models.

    My understanding is that ship stats – independent of the cards – can be found in the full rulebook.

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Guessing time! in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 9 months ago

    Early April will see the announcement of another Pearl Harbor victim – the battleship USS Utah.

  • I’m pretty sure it should work as it scales up for Korea and potentially could to modern area too.

    Early Vietnam, maybe. But I suspect that missiles will kind of throw things off-kilter somewhat once they move beyond the very early heat-seekers. You also need to figure out a system to handle radar both for long-range detection and for r…[Read more]

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Guessing time! in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 10 months ago

    The USN is still missing any dive bombers or torpedo bombers. So with that in mind, I predict that the upcoming US Aircraft box will contain 1 B-17 stand, and 4 stands each of Wildcats and Brewster Buffaloes.

    😛

    On a more serious note, I second the comment made by Hobbs. The Atlanta-class light cruiser would be a good addition (USS San Diego…[Read more]

  • You can get 1/1800 aircraft models on Shapeways. I’d check there first if you’re interested in unbased aircraft.

  • Eumerin replied to the topic Future releases in the forum Victory At Sea 1 year, 10 months ago

    The Strasser would have been pretty much the same as Graf Zeppelin had it been completed. As such, it would be a pretty low priority for a new ship model.

    Right now, I’m still waiting for an announcement of actual US bombers. So far, the only planes released for the USN are Corsairs and Hellcats. I’m also looking forward to the lighter ships -…[Read more]

  • However, for Aircraft attacking ships, I see no written rationale for using all of the page 8 modifiers EXCEPT that for torpedoes! I’d think it would be all or nothing, and then we could debate what happens with the range modifiers! FWIW, if all of the table is used, a torpedo bomber flight attacking the flank of a non-destroyer would need 5 t…

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  • For “Shooting Down Aircraft” on page 16 the text mentions that “If enemy flights are in range, a ship’s AA battery is fired….”. Does this mean that AA battery or light guns with the DP trait can shoot out to extreme range at enemy flights?

    Yes. But keep in mind that “Extreme Range” is usually fairly short for AA guns. And DP guns that are us…[Read more]

  • New Mex (for her absurd damage output – THIRTY SIX DAMAGE DICE WHAT THE HELL)

    Arizona gets the same (if you got her in the pre-order bonus), but she trades Armored Deck for Agile.

    Historically, triple-gun turrets – like the ones on New Mexico – were tricky. The US figured them out early on, and used them in almost all of their b…[Read more]

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