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13 Apr 2020 6:23 a.m. PST
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  • Changed title from "Any Feedback On Warlords New Victory At Sea?" to "Any Feedback On Warlord's New Victory At Sea?"

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Lee49412 Apr 2020 11:43 p.m. PST

Quickly scanned the posts and might have missed this. Sorry

Looking for specifics on rules and minis. Thinking of buying
One of the New Bundles. Are the minis all resin or resin with metal parts? How hard is assembly? Are the rules just another version of 40k for WWII like Bolt Action, or do they offer something for serious naval wargamers? And I know this is speculation but what are the odds Warlord ever releases more ships beyond the staring Bundles. My coffers are full of gaming Dead Ends. Don't need another one! Thanks in advance for your help!

Bede1900213 Apr 2020 5:31 a.m. PST

I've heard that the rules are a reprint of the old ones published by Mongoose games. I don't think that they are for "serious" naval war gamers.

The scale of the ships is, I believe, the same as the old Axis and Allies naval miniatures, so you're not limited to those produced by Warlord regardless of whether they produce more.

That's all I know.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 8:30 a.m. PST

The game isn't out yet. The rules are not a reprint of the Mongoose game (I actually would have preferred that). There is little info out there than what is on the Warlord pages.

The scale is 1/1800, which is the same scale that the old Axis and Allies War at Sea game used.

Other than that, we will have to wait to see.

Dan Cyr13 Apr 2020 10:45 a.m. PST

Lots of 1/1800 scale ships available at Shapeways via 3D printing. For example:


Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 11:33 a.m. PST

TGerritsen, the rules are the 2nd edition if the Mongoose "Victory at Sea". Nor greatly different.

Wargamer Blue13 Apr 2020 2:46 p.m. PST

From the articles I have read on the rules, the basic game mechanics are exactly the same as the original VaS. Looks like the damage recording is handle a lot more efficiently which is a good thing. As a fan of the original rules, I'm really excited for the new version.

gamershs Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 3:15 p.m. PST

I have 1/1200 and 1/2400 ships (fleets) and didn't want to go into another scale so contacted Warlord to see if they would be selling only the rules. They let me know that the Victory at Sea release was being delayed due to what's going on.

I do not want another scale where I will have to be ordering ships at premium (3D printing) costs.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 3:54 p.m. PST

Thanks, David. Good to know. I had been told they were all new rules, and the images of the game didn't reveal much. I already have a ton of 1/1800 ships, so I hope there is a rules only version.

Wargamer Blue13 Apr 2020 5:56 p.m. PST


Have a read of the above Warlord VaS game overview article TG. I can't see any changes the original rules?

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 6:22 a.m. PST

If this is anything like Warlord's Cruel Seas game, I expect that there will be data cards needed for each ship and you can probably only get them by buying their ship models.

coopman14 Apr 2020 10:48 a.m. PST

You have to buy the rules to see what's in them.
You have to buy their ships to get the stats/data cards.
You can do the above or move on.
I am moving on…

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 1:07 p.m. PST

The boat data for Cruel Seas is in the rule book, you dont need the data cards. The same will most likely be true for VAS as well

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