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Queen Catherine14 Apr 2017 7:39 p.m. PST


Queen Catherine16 Apr 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

Boy, I can't seem to win with getting this post up.

Overview of GQ3 / FAI, Avalanche Press, and Naval Thunder.


Actual reviews and comparison playtests in the future.

Mobius17 Apr 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

I had hoped you played the same scenario with all three rules to get a proper comparison.

Queen Catherine17 Apr 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

Hey Mobius,
Yeah, I'm going to do that in the near future this was just an overview and initial thoughts, per the post. At the moment, I'm still getting myself organized with the rules themselves and finishing up some of the models.

First playtest will be WWII in 1/2400, in the Solomons as that's what I have models most ready for.

Anchors aweigh!

Pirate190018 Apr 2017 7:25 p.m. PST

Good luck with the play tests. Been thinking about getting Avalanche Press's Jutland.

Queen Catherine21 Apr 2017 3:06 p.m. PST

It's really good – expensive, but thorough and there's loads and loads of playing in it. I think it really puts forward how all naval battles are caused by some sort of strategic concern – very different from many land battles.

As a surprise, the entire Baltic is also on map, and it is just as interesting a naval conflict as the North Sea, IMHO, so it is really like getting two naval campaigns.

Queen Catherine26 Apr 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

OK, I lied – I'm painting my WWII, so I decided to try 1898 instead.
However, the principles are the same. AP rules are pretty similar for our eval purposes.

I will get to the WWII stuff, uncertain in what order it will be.

Enakan Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

Thanks for the reviews!

I just "inherited' some German and British ships circa 1940, pretty much before the Norwegian invasion. So tons of German ships! They are not based right now, 1/1200 scale models, would these rules work with them? Which would fit best?


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