Mavs Fan wrote:
Nice to see this. I appreciate your efforts with this and the S-Boat mod (and I'll never forget the one transit box and done after an air attack sank my S-boat - fastest game of Hunters/SV ever for me!) I plan to try this out after I have a go or two with Compass Games' Lamps Are Going Out. Hmmm, I wonder if Greg will get to do a WWI sub game (and get the Austro-Hungarian subs in the Med with von Trapp)?
BTW - I recently read Fatal Diveabout the loss of Grunion and the skipper's sons long search for the sub.
Thanks; glad you enjoyed Pigboats! Fleet Boats North! should pretty much be a wrap for North Pacific ops. I have one more expansion planned. That one will be a V-boats mod, and will introduce the rest of the V-class subs. Underwater GFX for the Barracuda class is proving to be a real stumbling block. Once I finally locate something useable, the rest of the mod will fall into place quickly. Stay tuned.
Concerning WW1, I also would very much like to see a game about that.
I recently read Von Trapp's book "To The Last Salute", about his time in the Austro-Hungarian submarine force.
Absolutely incredible. I cannot imagine going to sea in a gasoline-powered sub, with everyone constantly passing out from carbon monoxide poisoning.
I also recently read up on the loss of the USS Grunion. It seems S-boats weren't the only ones to suffer from dive planes failures. Apparently the control linkage for stern planes in fleet boats was a high failure item as well, and it is now believed that some of the boats still missing may have been lost due to jammed stern planes. Interesting stuff!