Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Victory at Sea Playtest
We had a very enjoyable introductory game of Victory at Sea this evening up at the club and, I'm pleased to report that the Royal Navy won the day against the Regia Marina, although it didn't look like it at the outset. In fact, it was all a bit of a close run thing until the last two or three turns!
A combination of swift destroyer torpedo attacks, combined with the close quarter firepower of heavy cruisers and the longer range punch of a battlecruiser, gave the Italians a fairly decisive thrashing albeit at some cost to the fleet. As darkness fell, the two fleets limped back to harbour, with the Italians definitely the worse for wear.
The VaS bug has definitely bitten at the club, with a probable campaign over the horizon once the various players have organised their fleets. I'm off to the Navwar webshop thingy tomorrow with a shopping list of French warships, so expect much more naval flavour in the next few weeks as we all embark on a mini naval race!