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by Rick Rather
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times
Replies: 57
Views: 13965

Re: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times

No. Though 18 inches is big for a shell, it is still a very small aerial object. Assuming that someone with binoculars was standing on the bridge wing looking in exactly the right place at the right time, by the time he could see the shells and track them long enough to predict a trajectory they wou...
by Rick Rather
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Loss of the HMAS Sidney II
Replies: 38
Views: 6922

Re: Loss of the HMAS SYdney II

In almost every battle, disaster, murder, automobile accident, aircraft crash, etc., there is often a single, crucial link in its chain of events, that represents the point beyond which that event is either enabled, or before which it is prevented from continuing. I can see the point that is being ...
by Rick Rather
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Loss of the HMAS Sidney II
Replies: 38
Views: 6922

Re: Loss of the HMAS Sidney II

Whether your name is Kimmel or Nagumo or Moncrief or Kirk, your enemy is complacency.

Variations on a theme:
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by Rick Rather
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: battleship catapult procedure?
Replies: 8
Views: 4154

Re: battleship catapult procedure?

Earlier US BBs may have used the black powder method. IIRC, USS Arizona kept its black powder charges in a small compartment above the main battery's forward magazine. It is believed that the bomb that hit forward ignited the black powder charges, and this threw flaming debris into an open hatch on ...
by Rick Rather
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Tabletop games & gamers?
Replies: 5
Views: 6305

Re: Tabletop games & gamers?

The AI in GNB annoyed me a lot, so the damage control was my favorite part of the game. I never have liked the point-based damage system in Harpoon & Command at Sea , but the critical hit rules are servicable. I much preferred the damage system in Warship Commander and its companion, Sea Command . T...
by Rick Rather
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Tabletop games & gamers?
Replies: 5
Views: 6305

Tabletop games & gamers?

First post I discovered this board a couple of weeks ago, and I am quite impressed with the depth of knowledge and quality of debate here. One thing that surprises me is that, for all of the discussion of hypothetical match-ups, I haven't found anyone gaming them out. Has anyone here played Command ...