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As a young bgoy there was 3 Vintage games i used to play a lot
The first one i bought with some birthday money in mid 80's it was called Dreadnought
Had several hex maps and loads of tiny  little ship counters with all the Battleships you can think off from WW1 right until Vanguard from every Conuntry.The Cruisers, Destroyers were represented by smaller counters with no names.
As a kid found it very complicated, but did play against my mate once Battle of Dogger Bank and Jutland.
Jutland was great it took us all Sunday afternoon till tea.
However later on got bored off it, boxed it up and sold it on Ebay late 90's
Score 5
The second was better quicker and a bit more exciting but no strategy
DOVER PATROL
Christmas Present
Basically 2 players with indentical ships HMS Lion, Manchester etc but different colours red and black.
How it worked is you sat opposite each other but could only see the back of your opponents ships and vice vera . You would say attack attack what is your value and he would say mine or mine layer for example and boom your ship would be blowen to smithereens.The best pieces in the game were the mine, the minelayer minesweper and  the Flying boat. So the idea was to try and remeber were that ship or mine was.
Good enjoyable about 30 to 45 minutes
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Again got rid of it at a Car boot this time.
Last one was my favourite again Christmas Present late 80's
AH WAR AT SEA
Loved all the different ships and the amount the Royal Navy got, but Germany and Italy always had the strongest ships Bismark and Tirpitz having 9 defense factor.
The idea was after 8 game turns to earn POC of various theatres Altlantic South Atlantic Mediterranean and Barents Sea.
There might have been more. Laughing
The game board was awful a gaudish colour typical 70's i would say but nice quality and the sort of board i would like for WAS Axis and Alluies.
Had some fun games with my mate
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Again got board with it and had been in my cupboard for over 10 years sold it on ebay 2005 and a buyer from US bought it.
Regret selling now, but prefer this anyhow.
So anyone owned or played theese games?
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I still own Dreadnought.
I love it, but writing the orders out slows everything down, it is hard to find opponents and solitaire is not an option.
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I own the original AH War at Sea, sitting on my game shelf and haven't played it in probably ten years as well. The box is pretty tattered, but the game is still very much in one piece!

I might just have to dust it off and give it a go again. Right now me and a buddy of mine are starting the monster EuroFront II from Columbia Games, and since Sea Control is abstracted I might figure out a way to tie in AH War at Sea to the larger EuroFront game. Thanks for reminding and inspiring me!

Edit: Heh heh, just looked in the box, original AH catalogue from 1976 (ish) - original Squad Leader for sale, $12.-  The start of many people's addiction....
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Is Dreadnought more properly titled "Fear God and Dreadnought"? I've been looking around for the rules to the game as a pal had gotten me the Russo-Japanese war expansion for it. I can't use it without the original game however. Any pointers? Everywhere I've looked for it has had a very steep price.
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I think Hood might have been referring to this game:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4236/dreadnought

Also - threadomancy.

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I still have War At Sea, and its sister game, Victory In The Pacific.  There are also a few expansions that add more ships, the French, and even link the two games (Victory At Sea), all published in the General magazine.

Every so often I think of doing a campaign game with the two different WAS games.  Use the miniatures to fight out important battles on the strategic game board.
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Funny I was just contemplating selling my copy of War at Sea yesterday.  I put it back on the shelf, but it has sat there untouched for decades already
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Not the same game as the ones you mentioned but, I have an unpunched copy of Avalon Hill's Jutland. Second time I've owned it. The first copy was lent to a friend and never saw it again.
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maus wrote:
Not the same game as the ones you mentioned but, I have an unpunched copy of Avalon Hill's Jutland. Second time I've owned it. The first copy was lent to a friend and never saw it again.


I picked up a used copy (in "Fair" condition) a few years ago. Haven't played it yet.

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I played my copies of War At Sea and VITP until the counters were worn.  I made an entirely new set of counters from scratch.  If you print them out on photo paper, glue it to matte board, and then cut the pieces out, it looks better than the original.

I'll post a photo this weekend.


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