29/07/2019 at 05:17 #118715
I already had the Cruel Seas starter set but my friend Jeff Lawrance sold me his German and British fleets last weekend at TwistedLords gaming con in OKC. Now I have not played the game yet. But went ahead and bought the US and Japanese fleets today. I just like the ships and messing about with boats.29/07/2019 at 11:24 #118739
Mole and Rat were rowing up the river in Rat’s boat. They were discussing nautical things and life in general when Rat is heard to utter, “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”.
I agree with you, KB, and Rat.
donald29/07/2019 at 14:18 #118753
Well now we are expecting to read some musing on said boats, as well as perhaps an AAR or 2? Surely you must now indulge since you have both sides now!
(I say this, yet have only once taken my 1/600 PT Dockyard boats out for a run, despite having plenty of vessels for a pretty large smash-up…)
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."29/07/2019 at 14:51 #118768
Now that coincidence is truly hilarious! Like Darby, I too have a collection from PT Dockyard in 1/600, for WWII in the Pacific. I just finished them this weekend, will post pics later this week.
Jack29/07/2019 at 18:18 #118789
Thanks, all. I have some pics on my Facebook page of the German and British fleets. and will as I get them painted post pics of the US and Japanese.
How weird is that Jack!!!
Note, I am the only Jonathan Keepers in Oklahoma on Facebook.29/07/2019 at 21:23 #118802MikeKeymaster
Note, I am the only Jonathan Keepers in Oklahoma on Facebook.
That is what the other one said too..01/08/2019 at 23:27 #119070
Cleaning up flash and joined the Facebook Cruel Seas group The Dock Office which has game errata and alt turning circles (something I think it needs).
Doing some online reading about early Pacific actions in the Philippines, as that’s where I’ll start my game.02/08/2019 at 19:49 #119169
First of many PT Boats assembled.03/08/2019 at 23:44 #119247
I have 2 of 5 US PT boats done along wit 4 Japanese landing boats 2 PT boats and 2 gunboats. I have a Japanese minelayer to stand in as a DD.04/08/2019 at 06:48 #119251
I have 2 of 5 US PT boats done along wit 4 Japanese landing boats 2 PT boats and 2 gunboats. I have a Japanese minelayer to stand in as a DD.
Love to see them, KB. I’m not on FB.
donald04/08/2019 at 21:12 #119290
Unless some kind soul can repost them here from Facebook I can only show them there.04/08/2019 at 21:52 #119293
Turns out I have the wrong PT’s for the Philippines, but close enough is good enough.05/08/2019 at 21:11 #119372
Got it all painted and doing washes.08/08/2019 at 02:08 #119516
3 more PT’s and a Coast Guard Cutter done.08/08/2019 at 19:32 #119559
Glad you’re moving along quite quickly! You gotta show us these beauties at some point.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."08/08/2019 at 19:57 #119561
I’ll post pics on my Facebook page, and if anyone wants to drop them here, I would be grateful.08/08/2019 at 22:08 #119576
I posted pictures on Facebook but not everyone can see them, damn it.09/08/2019 at 14:41 #119614
Nice! I’m surprised that those landing craft look like they’re packed with troops, I don’t think I’ve seen that before. And those PTs sure do look ready for action!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."09/08/2019 at 17:15 #119621
Woo Hoo Thanks, Mike !!!! They have turned out well.10/08/2019 at 03:30 #119639
Well I’ll be damned, John has posted pictures on a forum! I’m right proud of ya, Old Man!
And those boats look absolutely amazing, much better than mine! You’re making me regret doing this in 1/600 vice 1/300, those are really beautiful models. And I’m with you, don’t sweat the difference in PT models, just go shoot up some Japanese barges!
Jack10/08/2019 at 03:59 #119641
I took the pics, my lady, Joyce posted them to Facebook and Mike moved them over here so It was a group effort. I like the Warlords plastic, resin, and metal ships. The Cruel Ses rules need some mods to work the way I want them too. I will be shooting up Japanese barges soon… but the Japanese aircraft may be shooting up my PT boats!!!10/08/2019 at 22:52 #119671
Well, get some US planes to keep the Japanese planes off of ya! 😉
Jack10/08/2019 at 23:55 #119673
The game starts Dec 8th, 1941 in the Philippines the US Army Air Corp gets bombed and lost 1/2 of their planes. The rest get shot down. So the US has almost no aircover.12/08/2019 at 07:15 #119714
We played two games of Cruel Seas at our local shop today. A US v Japan near Guadalcanal and a UK v GER off the Dutch coast.
IJN Daihatsu barge full of troops.
The tree of Life is self pruning.12/08/2019 at 07:17 #119715
Sarrisa MTB docks
The tree of Life is self pruning.12/08/2019 at 07:19 #119717
Germans heading out
The tree of Life is self pruning.12/08/2019 at 07:21 #119718
The tree of Life is self pruning.12/08/2019 at 14:55 #119745
Really like those docks. You can get lots of oil barrels, boxes, etc from Perfect Six miniatures. I have loads and they are great!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."12/08/2019 at 17:44 #119769
Those look so much better than mine!!!12/08/2019 at 19:24 #119774
We really like the game and have 7+ players with all the fleets represented except the Russians (so far).
We play once a month on the second Sunday and interest keeps growing. By September we will likely have 3 tables going simultaneously.
The tree of Life is self pruning.12/08/2019 at 21:11 #119780
What if any mods have you used in your games, McKinstry???12/08/2019 at 21:13 #119783
Very clean paintjob I really like the islands.12/08/2019 at 22:34 #119786
We use the David Manley mods mostly. None of us were content with the shell splash rules.
The tree of Life is self pruning.16/08/2019 at 02:33 #120039
I received 5 3-D printed tramp steamers I need to add details and paint them so I have targets for both sides.27/08/2019 at 22:57 #120773
First game today, US PT boats V Japanese PT boats landing Craft and Troop ships my friend Jon Bumgardener came over and played the Japanese while I had 2 US PT boats. It was a landing /ambush scenario. The Japanese had 2 Troop ships ( Small 3-D printed freighters) 4 landing craft and 2 PT boats. The Troops ships and PT boats where at anchor and the landing craft heading to shore when the US PT boats ambushed them. I was able to launch 4 torpedoes at the Troop ships on the second turn but 2 of the 4 hits were duds I damaged but didn’t sink them. I then ran both of my PT boats into the Troop ships damaging my boats and scraping some paint off the Troop ships. ( You have to plan turns way in advance) so the Japanese PT boats got into the action and sank both my PT boats. Fun but I should have reread the rules and played on a larger table.29/08/2019 at 15:30 #120878
Live and learn. Always a tough go with brand new first time playing rules. Sounds like you had fun though, I bet those rams made both of you sweat a little!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."29/08/2019 at 20:22 #120910
I needed a bigger table so I’ve gotten another seascape mat added. I’ll try it again and make up an emergency turn rule.
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