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rmaker09 Jan 2020 11:20 a.m. PST

Yes, but only rarely.

The Last Conformist09 Jan 2020 12:46 p.m. PST

Not really, though there might have figured a Dwarfish submarine in some long ago session of Man O' War.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 2:34 p.m. PST

When I saw the poll title I thought it meant "do you fill in for other gamers as needed?"

I knew it didn't refer to sandwiches. That would just be silly.

William Warner09 Jan 2020 2:45 p.m. PST

Not since the late 1960s, but then it was with real subs. While serving on the submarine rescue ship Greenlet we would take part in tactical exercises off Maui. If our sonar located an "enemy" sub we would depth charge it with hand grenades! Ah, those were the days of real war gaming…

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 3:56 p.m. PST

Doesn't work. Back in the day I was submarine weapons officer. Usually I have some technical/tactical/sensor question (which is entirely reasonable if you were a sub officer) in tbe first 10 minutes which stumps the ref as it's not in the rules and they have to Kriegspiel it from there. Some refs are good (naval or sub geeks), most sort of flail. I've learned it is best to avoid sub games for that reason.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 7:18 a.m. PST

I knew it didn't refer to sandwiches. That would just be silly.

Silly? What is silly about being rewarded with a slice of a submarine sammich when you achieve an objective point during a scenario? This VP system actually created secondary influence on victory as different sammiches came on line, for which different people had different preferences. It actually changed players' tactical/strategic action balance.

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 4:30 p.m. PST

Frequently. Dystopian Wars 2.5 has a variety of submarines and semi-submersible vessels and the rules mechanics make them a tactically useful options no matter what one's faction is.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 6:30 p.m. PST

I've designed a card game as a light sub war game, but it's not really a minis game. My group likes it, so that's a positive!

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2020 8:50 p.m. PST

I really wanted to say "No, that is beneath me" but I won't.


Part time gamer15 Jan 2020 9:50 a.m. PST

Ive never played any. And have only seen one played twice in 2019, it looked interesting.
But from what Im seeing. Good bet, we're not going to be over run with Sub based games anytime soon (ever?).

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