16/04/2015 at 19:32 #22231Mr. AverageParticipant
Does such a thing even exist – a game that could be run without a Defense Department Subcommittee to crunch the numbers for you? I know there are miniatures available, but how do you play with them when combat is OTH and occurring mainly as missile salvoes and fighter sorties at hundreds of miles downrange? I’d love to know – the little 1/6000 fleets are nice looking bits. Maybe a space combat mod, like one of the Starmada mods?16/04/2015 at 20:32 #22242Rules Junkie JimParticipant
Never used it for what might be called a “fleet” action, but Shipwreck by Vandering Publishing is a very simple ruleset that has a decent go at putting modern naval warfare on the tabletop.18/04/2015 at 16:49 #22470DMParticipant
the closest thing I can think of off the top of my head are the old Victory Games “Fleet” series of board games. we played them a lot at Uni back in the mid 80s, really good fun (and great for an all-nighter when playing some of the big scenarios)
18/04/2015 at 21:23 #22495
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The old miniatures game “Harpoon” comes to mind. We played the game with cardboard counters in an armoury gymnasium on a couple of occasions and had some fun doing it. Most of our time was spent moving missiles and aircraft however. At that scale the ships hardly moved at all.
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.19/04/2015 at 08:33 #22527Alvin MolethrottlerParticipant
Have played “Shipwreck” a lot in the past and can definitely recommend it for modern naval.19/04/2015 at 14:23 #22544Just JackParticipant
I’m pretty interested in this myself.
Where can I get a copy of Shipwreck (in the States, if possible)?
Jack19/04/2015 at 16:00 #22557Mr. AverageParticipant19/04/2015 at 17:49 #22563CAG 19Participant
I also give a thumbs up for Shipwreck. Some things are abstracted in but it is well supported by an active fan base. I can’t remember where I got my copy but it was pretty hard to find and that was in the UK. People like to tinker with the rules and there are some excellent articles on the shipwreck yahoo group. It is restricted so you need to join. I started with Harpoon but it was too detailed for the type of game I wanted.
I know you are in the US but it is in stock (apparently) at TSS19/04/2015 at 18:40 #22566Rules Junkie JimParticipant
Vandering’s website seems kaput, but they sell via eBay and seem to send international orders:19/04/2015 at 21:55 #22579
if QRF/TSS carry it (and they do, I just checked) then you could probably get it through Scale Creep who handle QRF sales in N. America. Otherwise order directly from Geoff, I do it regularly.
Rod Robertson.19/04/2015 at 22:36 #22599
I just ordered a copy from QRF/TSS! Yum!20/04/2015 at 03:43 #22611Just JackParticipant
I just ordered from TSS too.
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