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Joe Legan21 Dec 2018 7:52 p.m. PST

Ran my S-boats into an enemy harbor 1940.
Found here
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Enjoy

Joe

Bozkashi Jones22 Dec 2018 3:16 a.m. PST

A ripping yarn, Joe!

Will Flotilla Forward be sufficiently generic as to be played along with any tactical rule set? It certainly has my interest, but I'll probably go for something other than Cruel Seas for miniatures rules.

Nick

Fitzovich22 Dec 2018 3:33 a.m. PST

Glad you had a good time with this. I am putting my The Cruel Seas back into the box and checking about returning the unopened packages that I have following the announcement of the 10 page errata drop yesterday. I can likely use the starter set minis with my WWII Micro Armor from time to time so they will not entirely go to waste.

Looks like Warlord did a sloppy and lazy job of play testing and editing.

Joe Legan23 Dec 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

Boz,
Glad you liked it. My games are all about the story. Yes all the Forward games are tactical rule set neutral. I started composing Flotilla Forward when I was using one of Manley's sets.
Fitz,
As you see I used your idea of +1 hp for twin MGs. As you know I am using the rules as a base for my own variant. I understand the frustration with the errata but to my mind it is all minor stuff except forgetting to include mines in the combat table. I don't think it is a matter of playtesting as much as it is a matter of proofreading. Obviously my opinion.

Cheers

Joe

Fitzovich23 Dec 2018 11:27 a.m. PST

Joe,
You are right it is more a matter of proof reading as opposed to play testing, but it is also a matter of value to the customer and taking money for what is essentially a defective product. If a miniature was miscast we would expect the manufacturer to make it right and there is absolutely no difference here. I find it very difficult to believe that they didn't know they had a problem when these books shipped or we wouldn't have gotten 10 pages of errata laid out as we see on their site. That work didn't happen overnight. You, I nor others should have to wade through ten pages of corrections because the folks at Warlord were sloppy and lazy.

Happy that you liked my thoughts on the modifications to your efforts. Hope that things go well for you heading forward.
Best,
Kevin

CaptCarrot28 Dec 2018 3:28 p.m. PST

Given how many people are having fun playing this game, I don't understand the idea that the product is defective. The research and play testing are evident and solid. IF that part of the effort was half done, then the game just wouldn't be fun. Speaking of which, there are a lot of excited folks on the Mosquito Fleet Facebook group, posting some really cool pictures.

The battle reports and reviews make this look like a really cool game!

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