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4DJones09 Dec 2018 6:40 a.m. PST

Any news on when these rules might be published?

Schogun09 Dec 2018 3:29 p.m. PST

Author said he's holding off til next year so not to compete with Cruel Seas.

4DJones09 Dec 2018 9:59 p.m. PST

Judging by DM's initial review of Cruel Seas, perhaps he ought to get his rules out sooner, rather than later.

David Manley10 Dec 2018 7:50 a.m. PST

They take a different approach to CS so they scratch different itches. But I didn't see the point in having both appearing at the same time. So the effort at present is finishing off my squadron level WW2 set (which does have coastal forces craft, but at the flotilla level) and to bring NS out sometime late Q1 or Q2 next year.

btw – I do rather like CS, I've read so many posts and quotes from people saying its their first set of naval rules, their first naval game etc. and thats wonderful!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

David Manley: +1

4DJones10 Dec 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

If NS and CS 'scratch different itches' then can there be a conflict of interests?

David Manley10 Dec 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Probably not, but waiting seemed to be a good idea. Besides, I have a load of people after me to complete other projects first

coopman Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 8:03 p.m. PST

Please don't put out a rulebook that can only be played with the associated ship data cards that can only be obtained by buying your exclusive line of ship models. That really SUCKS!
I'll buy your rules as soon as they are available.

bobblanchett10 Dec 2018 9:17 p.m. PST

We are going to have to start a fan club for you at this rate Dave.

The Shut Up And Take My Money David Manley Society ;-)

Tony S11 Dec 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

The Shut Up And Take My Money David Manley Society

Hey! I carry that membership card in my wallet too! I'm such a fan, I accidentally bought one of his rules again, because it was a 50% off Deal of the Day on Wargames Vault, as I had forgotten I already owned it. Yes, I think Wargames Vault did mention somewhere before I purchased it that I already owned it, or I forgot to login, so it was my fault.

*shrug* It was only a few dollars, so I wrote it off as a bit of coin in the Manley tip jar.

tomrommel113 Dec 2018 2:15 a.m. PST

"Please don't put out a rulebook that can only be played with the associated ship data cards that can only be obtained by buying your exclusive line of ship models."
That is not the case with Cruel Seas! The data for the ships is in the rule book

daveshoe13 Dec 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

"The Shut Up And Take My Money David Manley Society"

Hmmm, I think I'm a charter member of that society.

I remember when he would print rule for free in magazines, following the model of "The first one is free" to get me hooked.

Happy Wanderer14 Dec 2018 3:22 a.m. PST

Hi Dave,

For those that acquire the Cruel Seas 1/300 ships, will they be usable with your Narrow Seas game…even on a bigger table? What would recommend as a minimum if it'll work?



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