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#21 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 1332 PM

Ah, silent service. Now THAT was a great sim.
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 1506 PM

Yes, that was a kick; in one scenario you could get the drop on Yamato, Nagato and several other big ships in one instant.


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 1619 PM

If you like we2 naval warfare, try this. Looks crap, but it has everything as far as surface action. Based on pre Ww2 IS naval academy data.
https://www.myabando...on-stations-130


Need to run some kind of drafting application in parallel to have a plot, but it was quite realistic. I remember a game in the Denmark Strait scenario where HMS Hood blew up with the second salvo from Bismarck.


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#24 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 0216 AM

 

If you like we2 naval warfare, try this. Looks crap, but it has everything as far as surface action. Based on pre Ww2 IS naval academy data.
https://www.myabando...on-stations-130


Need to run some kind of drafting application in parallel to have a plot, but it was quite realistic. I remember a game in the Denmark Strait scenario where HMS Hood blew up with the second salvo from Bismarck.

 

 

Yeah, I refought that one several times. Hood didnt really stand a chance. I think from wargaming it, POW was actually rather lucky to get away.

 

The whole system was based on data assembled for the Naval War Academy prewar, and whilst it didnt work that fantastically at close range (because with 3 minute turns an engagement could begin and be over before you could respond), for actions further out, including fleet on fleet surface actions, it was an amazing piece of work. I dont think I ever played another naval wargame that felt as authentic. Counterflooding, flooding magazine, searchlights,  alternate directors, floatplanes, starshells, yada yada yada.

 

Now if they could make a game with all the same data and couple it to a decent 3d engine, we would have something truly groundbreaking.


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