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Tyler
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That makes a lot more sense; I had misunderstood. Your suggestion sounds a lot better than mine, now.

How do you get accurate shooting measurements from one table to the other?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyler

I guess that you just measure from the edge of each table to the firing ship and the target. A laser pointer might help. I have only done this with Napoleonics, not battleships that can shoot 20km, so the issue hasn't really arisen in our games.

I was thinking some more about the "H" table configuration. I suspect that the problem that you are likely to find is that everyone will be trying to get into the inside angles to move ships, which could slow the whole game down.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A solution could be to measure the distance between the two boards and subtract it everytime you have a shot... though it could make everything go slightly slower...

Having accurate measurement of ranges is a big deal in FAI since you have a range table which defines what you need to hit and it's not simply a plus one to the dice if you're below 16 inches a la flames of war.

I've been thinking about the H table set up and I must admit I'm still unsure whether the split table or the H table would be better. I guess this is why I plan to have a practise game before hand so we can find out. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As the person who suggested the H shaped table, I think the H shaped table is stupid and you should do it Andrew's way.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Split tables it is then!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in. WWI naval esp Jutland is one of my special interest areas.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!
Welcome aboard M.Gray! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Main post updated- check at your convenience. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your idea for the practice game is sound.

And I really like the idea for victory conditions - will keep it fun.

I have a preference for a German command (obviously). Prefer Mauve (due to the ships he commands), but happy with anything German.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May be of some use/interest: http://argunners.com/watch-battle-jutland-animation/
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Noah



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent find. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pure gold Django! Well done!!!

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just picked up a copy of Robert Massie's "Steel Castles" at the Prahran Book Grocer for $10.... what a great buy. I loved his "Dreadnoughts", which dealt with the arms race over naval construction leading up to the Great war and this tome focusing on the actual WW1 Naval conflict is written with the same flair and detail.... Wow!

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a thoroughly excellent book.

(crap! Now I have to research this damn thing! Now people will notice the Yamatos and aircraft carriers! Laughing )
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Just wondering what time we are to kick off (cast off?) on Sunday.

Given my almost complete ignorance of WW1 naval warfare, is there anything that you can suggest that I can read in an hour or two before Sunday? I was hoping to read something like the Massie book, but life has got in the way. Maybe I can read it before the big game in July.

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