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Adam Slape
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I just returned from my Grandfather's funeral where I discussed some of his time in the service with relatives. He was enlisted from '43-'45 and served aboard the destroyers Fullam and Farenholt, and apparently saw some pretty heavy action (sadly, I don't know exactly which battles he was involved in). I'm not a big wargamer, but I was wondering if any game goes into enough detail to actually have these individual ships as game components.
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http://www.destroyerhistory.org/benson-gleavesclass/ussfaren...

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Ciaran wrote:
I just returned from my Grandfather's funeral where I discussed some of his time in the service with relatives. He was enlisted from '43-'45 and served aboard the destroyers Fullam and Farenholt, and apparently saw some pretty heavy action (sadly, I don't know exactly which battles he was involved in). I'm not a big wargamer, but I was wondering if any game goes into enough detail to actually have these individual ships as game components.


Not a naval wargamer myself, but I looked up these two destroyers and learned they were involved in at least three named engagements: Battle of the Philippine Sea, Battle of Cape Esperance, and Battle of Okinawa.

Here are Wikipedia articles on each ship:

Fullam:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Fullam_(DD-474)

Farenholt:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Farenholt_(DD-491)


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There is a good chance they are in Destroyer Captain.
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They should both be here: Second World War at Sea: Leyte Gulf
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gittes wrote:
They should both be here: Second World War at Sea: Leyte Gulf

Thanks, gittes! I went to Avalanche Press's website and checked out some of the information on this game (it's a monster). The Fullam is listed in the downloadable ship data records: http://www.avalanchepress.com/pdf/USLight.pdf.

I don't think the Farenholt was in there, but at least this is something. Unfortunately, $200 is a bit much for a wargame I'd probably never get to play, but I appreciate all the help from everyone.
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Glad to come back after a Google, data, and, games check, cards and all. Looked at Wilhammer link that said it all i think, lest we miss Fullam got 7 stars ******* with a silver service star issued in lieu of five bronze (extra silver its for a bunch bronze they missed...OK poor math).
So after looking through cards bits and pieces i concluded later, with Victory in the Pacific i would just include a chit with its name on it. You could substitute/offer as play balance to say new players as extra ship since? Restrict it to historical areas on board. I am sure this could be done in other games, that others have since included, including, not yet included, and to conclude, thanks for the journey eh.

edit: Just read your reply above, now Victory in the Pacific or some other non monster game may go for less on eBay, looked up this game for fun, wow $69.95 only one out there...NOT added 4 more $10 $20 $17 and $5.51 negotiate some cheap shipping. I will get 1 play in this year, that way i know 2 or more games will be played, see others are still playing it SUPER eh.
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Ciaran wrote:
gittes wrote:
They should both be here: Second World War at Sea: Leyte Gulf

Thanks, gittes! I went to Avalanche Press's website and checked out some of the information on this game (it's a monster). The Fullam is listed in the downloadable ship data records: http://www.avalanchepress.com/pdf/USLight.pdf.

I don't think the Farenholt was in there, but at least this is something. Unfortunately, $200 is a bit much for a wargame I'd probably never get to play, but I appreciate all the help from everyone.


If it's a game you think might make a good gift - keep an eye out for their sales!

Just last week, this one was on sale for around $100. They had a 'buy 2, get 1 free' sale running, too, so (in theory - I don't know if they'd let you do this), you could have bought 2 for $200 total, got a free one to keep yourself, and sell the others on eBay (or something) at MSRP for a profit on the whole enterprise!
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My wife's father served on the U.S.S. Edwards (DD-619) during World War II - this tin can went everywhere (Atlantic, Aleutians, and Pacific). One of my great uncles served on the U.S.S. Cleveland (CL-55), a light cruiser that served mainly in the Pacific. In the Pacific, these two ships were sometimes in the same task force (TF-18, I believe). The Cleveland is mentioned in a few Battlewagon scenarios but not the Edwards. It's rare that a naval game gets down to the "tin can" level but there are exceptions.

An uncle of my wife was on the U.S.S. Tide (AM-125), a minesweeper that was sunk by a German mine off the coast of Normandy on June 7, 1944. He was not one of the survivors.

There is an official U.S. Navy site that also lists every ship that ever served, if you're interested.
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I think that Farenholt may be included in Victory Games' Tokyo Express, but I can't remember for certain (I traded it away a while ago).
 
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The Farenholt appears in Toyoko Express' big brother Carrier

Fourth row, seventh from right.



Cheers!
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