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I've certainly toyed with that--specifically, with doing Bywater's "Great Pacific War," which was not the same as Orange, but close.
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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I did.

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/132454/plan-orange
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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I did not include them because I was keeping things simple and I do not know too much about them. Feel free to add rules.

What is your take?
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blackwatch wrote:


By the way, in GMT's Plan Orange there includes the use of USN dirigibles ...


I recommended to Mark that he include them, pretty much because I always thought they were awesome and because definitely would have been part of an early 1930's conflict.

It's interesting that the Navy hadn't completely agreed on the doctrine for how to employ them.

http://www.airships.net/us-navy-rigid-airships/uss-akron-mac...
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Takes for the link Hawkeye. Will read when I have a minute.

So, should I upload my Plan Orange variant on the VITP page?
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gittes wrote:
Takes for the link Hawkeye. Will read when I have a minute.

So, should I upload my Plan Orange variant on the VITP page?


Absolutely, Sean. I look forward to it ...
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Have you seen the War Plan Orange variant from Camelot Games? If so just curious what you thought of it.

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Starting on turn 5 Japanese ships must make a speed roll to leave port if Indonesia was not controlled on the previous turn. They fail the roll on a 6.


This wouldn't be a bad idea for realism in the actual game too. Either that or something like: give a base of -1 to Japanese speed rolls, an additional -1 if they don't control Saigon, and an additional -1 if they don't have Indonesia flagged.

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I've certainly toyed with that--specifically, with doing Bywater's "Great Pacific War," which was not the same as Orange, but close.


I like Bywater's book, but it did get a bit repetitive at times. A lot of it was fairly believable as far as how a 1930ish war would have gone.

I do find some of the false marketing by the publishers a bit amusing - e.g. "The incredible book that predicted Pearl Harbor!"
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