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"Just watched Midway. How do I game?" Topic


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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 11:53 a.m. PST

Just got the itch to do some WWII naval in Pacific naval action. Looking for suggestions to play out fleet battles

Davidjames07 Dec 2019 12:18 p.m. PST

Some rules and some models.

Dynaman878907 Dec 2019 12:23 p.m. PST

Battlewagon by Task Force Games – now available on wargamevault. My favorite set of surface naval action rules. Although hex based just treat each hex as a certain number of inches and your set.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Dec 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

General Quarters works well (The old CinC edition). Even the WotC War at Sea stuff can work.

I use 1:6000 (Figure Head)ships so can play GQ on a 4x4 table (cm instead of inches)

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

Midway by avalon hill ( with Expansions)

link

Timmo uk07 Dec 2019 1:28 p.m. PST

+1 for Avalon Hill

Lucius07 Dec 2019 1:41 p.m. PST

I loved the old Yaquinto game "CV". That being said, only a computer game(or an umpired game with 2 tables) will give you the sprawl and uncertainty of carrier warfare.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 4:24 p.m. PST

1/600th aircraft and 1/2400th vessels.

Your favorite rules set.

Note, you can also use 1/300th and even 1/144th scale planes too, if desired.

The Full Thrust rules work remarkably well for abstracted combat between "aircraft" (space fighters) and ships.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

If you choose to use 1/6000 miniatures, you can buy deck art for the carriers here:

link

MH

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