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  • #118715
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    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.

    #118739
    Deleted User
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    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.

     

    donald

    #118753
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    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..."

    #118768
    Just Jack
    Participant

    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.

    V/R,

    Jack

    #118789
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    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.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by kyotebluekyoteblue.
    #118802
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Note, I am the only Jonathan Keepers in Oklahoma on Facebook.

    That is what the other one said too..

    #119070
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    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.

    #119169
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    First of many PT Boats assembled.

    #119247
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    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.

    #119251
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    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.

     

    donald

    #119290
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Unless some kind soul can repost them here from Facebook I can only show them there.

    #119293
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Turns out I have the wrong PT’s for the Philippines, but close enough is good enough.

    #119372
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Got it all painted and doing washes.

    #119516
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    3 more PT’s and a Coast Guard Cutter done.

    #119559
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    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..."

    #119561
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    I’ll post pics on my Facebook page, and if anyone wants to drop them here, I would be grateful.

    #119576
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    I posted pictures on Facebook but not everyone can see them, damn it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • This reply was modified 11 months ago by kyotebluekyoteblue.
    • This reply was modified 11 months ago by MikeMike. Reason: added images for KB
    #119614
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    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..."

    #119621
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Woo Hoo Thanks, Mike !!!!  They have turned out well.

    #119639
    Just Jack
    Participant

    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!

    V/R,

    Jack

    #119641
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    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!!!

    #119671
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Well, get some US planes to keep the Japanese planes off of ya! 😉

    V/R,
    Jack

    #119673
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    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.

    #119714
    McKinstry
    Participant

    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.

     

    Daihatsu barge

     

    IJN Daihatsu barge full of troops.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago by McKinstry.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #119715
    McKinstry
    Participant

    Sarrisa MTB docks

     

    Sarrisa MTB docks

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #119717
    McKinstry
    Participant

    Germans head out

     

    Germans heading out

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #119718
    McKinstry
    Participant

    S-boats

     

    S-boats

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #119745
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    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..."

    #119769
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Those look so much better than mine!!!

    #119774
    McKinstry
    Participant

    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.

     

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #119780
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    What if any mods have you used in your games, McKinstry???

    #119783
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Very clean paintjob I really like the islands.

    Tired is enough.

    #119786
    McKinstry
    Participant

    We use the David Manley mods mostly. None of us were content with the shell splash rules.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #120039
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    I received 5 3-D printed tramp steamers I need to add details and paint them so I have targets for both sides.

    #120773
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    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.

     

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by kyotebluekyoteblue.
    #120878
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    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..."

    #120910
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    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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