Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: What Naval related gifts did Santa bring you shipmates?

  1. #1
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    17,408
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default What Naval related gifts did Santa bring you shipmates?

    My stash did not have an Ares ship for the first time in years.

    Apart from my new Monitor (Computer that is) not a WWI ship I got.......
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_9622.jpg  
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  2. #2

    Default

    HI Rob,
    I posted this on another thread, but here goes again:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Christmas Haul 2020.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	165.6 KB 
ID:	52051

  3. #3
    Comptroller of the Navy Board
    Captain
    United States

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    WA
    Log Entries
    3,678
    Name
    [RESTRICTED]

    Default

    Y'all have already seen it... the present for ten-year-old me that came thirty years late. :)
    --Diamondback
    PMH, SME, TLA, BBB

  4. #4
    Clerk of the Acts
    Captain
    Europe

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Bavaria
    Log Entries
    2,443
    Name
    Sven

    Default

    Nothing sea related.

    I get the Epic boardgame + both expansions and the Twilight Imperium 4 expansion.

  5. #5

    Default

    Rob-- love to know your opinion of the Cruel Seas game....By the way.... "Strike fast, Strike hard" is a credo I tried to live by when I was a younger man.....

  6. #6

    Default

    All Warlord Games Black Seas gifts. 2 Merchant Ship boxes, 2 USS Essex boxes and 1 Santisima Trinadad. Haven't had much time to peek at them outside of the USS Essex.
    "It's not the towering sails, but the unseen wind that moves a ship."
    –English Proverb

  7. #7
    Vice Admiral of the Red.
    Admiral
    UK

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Norfolk
    Log Entries
    6,539
    Name
    David

    Default

    I have played Cruel Seas a few times at my local games club (before coronavirus). It is a good game but, the more players involved the longer you may have to wait around to do something because it does not have the simultaneous movement and firing we have in Sails of Glory. Each weapon mount on your ship fires separately by dice rolls. The models are good but you have to paint them yourself.

  8. #8
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    17,408
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    It was mostly the assembly and painting I was looking forward to Dave.
    Mine are intended mainly for fodder for my aircraft, as I don't have many small ships to blitz. There is, however, a lot of good stuff to make use of within the pack and the background book is excellent. Hats off to John Stallard.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  9. #9
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    17,408
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    The delayed parts of my Christmas present arrived today. One Spanish Bahama and more Cruel Seas fodder for my Torpedo Bombers.
    Rob.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_9694.jpg  
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  10. #10
    Midshipman
    UK

    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    North Derbyshire
    Log Entries
    221
    Name
    John

    Default

    The fodder for your torpedo bombers will look good on the table top, there's no doubt of that, I've seen some of the Cruel Seas ships and am well impressed. Only played 1 game and not so sure about some of the rules, they seemed a bit strange but that's probably just me.

    HMS Victory sailed the Atlantic and she had a fast passage and arrived in time for Christmas day. That meant that I had 2 BIG British ships and only 1 BIG French ship so in spite of worries about the current tax regime since the 1st Jan I ordered Montagne from the States and she arrived a few days ago sans extra tax so that was a relief.

  11. #11
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    17,408
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    That is good news John. I may be able to help you out with a couple of 74s if you would like them.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  12. #12
    Midshipman
    UK

    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    North Derbyshire
    Log Entries
    221
    Name
    John

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    That is good news John. I may be able to help you out with a couple of 74s if you would like them.
    Rob.
    Thanks Rob that's a very kind offer but I've put a moratorium on buying any more ships until I've used all the ones I have bought over the last 2 years.

    The fleets have grown apace, there are now 2 1st rates, 2 74's 2 62's, 2 50's 4 frigates and 1 sloop in both the French and British Fleets plus Constitution. So 27 ships so far and I think I've only played about 14 games.

    I was sorely tempted by the Zatu sale to start a Spanish Fleet and add a 74 to the British and French Fleets and I would like the Bonhomme Richard, the list goes on and on, but that way madness lies.

    In the last 2 weeks I've played 4 of the 2015 scenarios, one game required 8 ships and I had to take the cellophane off 4 of them which sort of shows how little used they have been.
    Sailing is on hold for a little while as I'm on decorating but I hope to complete the AARs on the games recently played.
    Thanks again.

  13. #13
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    17,408
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    I quite understand John, but they are there if you want them any time.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  14. #14
    Midshipman
    UK

    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    North Derbyshire
    Log Entries
    221
    Name
    John

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    I quite understand John, but they are there if you want them any time.
    Rob.

    Thanks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •