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Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 7:14 a.m. PST

How do you model this in your modern naval rules?
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You've got to respect the US Coast Guard.

Lion in the Stars12 Jul 2019 7:49 a.m. PST

Yup. All the rest of US troops talk a lot of trash about the Coasties, but those poor bastards have to go out in a small boat to rescue someone who doesn't realize that 'small craft advisory' means anything under 100ft long shouldn't be out in the weather!

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 8:00 a.m. PST

I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan and used to marvel at the crap they went out in when it came to weather. They really aren't joking when they say "the Coast Guard heads out when the Navy heads in."

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 12:28 p.m. PST

God bless those hero's and keep them safe as they try to protect our children more then many politicians !!!
I sleep better at night knowing their are still men and women out there like these!

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 2:16 p.m. PST

What's that motto – 'You've got to go out; you don't
have to come back.'

Dn Jackson12 Jul 2019 6:03 p.m. PST

I have lots of friends who are former Coasties and some have kids I watched grow up that are currently Coasties. God bless em and keep them safe.

Ghostrunner14 Jul 2019 4:49 a.m. PST

How do you model this in your modern naval rules?

That line in most rulebooks that says:

"Submarines cannot be boarded."

Strike that out with a black highlighter.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2019 1:40 p.m. PST

It's not a true "submarine".

More like a semi-submersible, "stealth boat".

Lion in the Stars16 Jul 2019 3:36 p.m. PST

Not even on par with a WW2-era diesel sub. Maybe a WW1-era?

I gotta ask how that Coastie manages to stay afloat with those ginormous brass cojones, though? evil grin

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