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Tyrone Newby
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I know The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43,has been a great hit,and any expansions that will come out later,also Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45,I know will become a hit;but here's a thought for the future,if you make it along the line of "The Hunters"(of course I know the rules and the historical situations would be greatly different),the battles of the U.S PT boats of the Pacific,this kind of game could be a great story writer;not only were the PT boats asigned patrols to sink ships,but they were also given a great variety of other missions,this kind of game could almost be endless in its scope.Just a thought guys.
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Great idea Tyrone.
A good PT Boat game sounds fun. You could set up a game with a whole set of crew members (like The Hunters or B-17) that progressed from mission to mission.

Here is some inspiration:

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/John-F-Kennedy-...
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PT boat game would be great. A variant of that might be Vietnam-era riverine warfare- there was an excellent PC game called "Gunboat" in 1990 about controlling a PBR (Patrol Boat, River).

With a 4-man crew in a PBR, maybe that game would have more of the feel of Patton's Best than The Hunters, but I bet the system could handle it. There were a lot of different boats that could be modeled.
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In case you are interested, there was a variant for PT, MT, S, etc., boats for the old Battleline/Avalon Hill game, Submarine.
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It could have a way victory points for making money on the side, selling booze, gambling. All trying to keep it secret from the commander of the base. Maybe it could have easy going Japanese POW that you befriend?
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sherron wrote:
It could have a way victory points for making money on the side, selling booze, gambling. All trying to keep it secret from the commander of the base. Maybe it could have easy going Japanese POW that you befriend?


That is hilarious. But anyway, I think the idea of a solitaire PT boat sim sounds awesome - especially a Vietnam era. Just stay away from "Apocalypse Now" type scenarios please. I'd rather keep it historical and not have a mission where you are transporting someone who has a secret mission to assassinate a Colonel. shake

Now, if PT boats were actually used to transport individuals or teams for special or covert missions, I'd be completely fine with a slight nod to "Apocalypse Now" with a random mission being you have to transport an Army Captain who has an unspecified mission down river. Just keep it historically accurate please.
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TheFlatline wrote:
If memory serves PBRs were a favorite deployment technique for SEALs/UDT. Marcinko's autobiography mentions them a few times.


I believe so, and they also had some special craft of their own.

http://www.warboats.org/stonerbwn/the%20brown%20water%20navy...
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sekullbe wrote:
TheFlatline wrote:
If memory serves PBRs were a favorite deployment technique for SEALs/UDT. Marcinko's autobiography mentions them a few times.


I believe so, and they also had some special craft of their own.

http://www.warboats.org/stonerbwn/the%20brown%20water%20navy...


Great link, my Uncle was on the LST's in WW2, PTO, and had three of them shot-out from underneath him. He survived the war and is still with us.

Thank you again for posting the link!
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Hmmm - I've seen someone working on a solo PT boat game idea somewhere.....

.....here it is :

http://www.skdgaming.com/mosquitofleet.htm
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I know The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43,has been a great hit,and any expansions that will come out later,also Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45,I know will become a hit;but here's a thought for the future,if you make it along the line of "The Hunters"(of course I know the rules and the historical situations would be greatly different),the battles of the U.S PT boats of the Pacific,this kind of game could be a great story writer;not only were the PT boats asigned patrols to sink ships,but they were also given a great variety of other missions,this kind of game could almost be endless in its scope.Just a thought guys.

Thanks for the suggestion, Tyrone. Definitely an interesting take that could fit well for a follow-on project after SILENT VICTORY! Just have to run it by Gregory M. Smith, of course.
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