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Tactical Naval Games? - 7/2/2008 9:05:13 PM   
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Hey gang,

A friend that I am playing JT's Campaign Series with PBEM was wondering if there was a Naval equivalent. Ideal I would be interested in a tactical game of naval combat focusing in small fleet (or large fleet I guess) tactics when the shells really start flying. Is there such a game? Most games I see are generally Operational or Strategic in nature. Also I tend to prefer turn based games as they work for PBEM. The historically period is not really a big concern.

Any thoughts?

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/2/2008 9:41:58 PM   
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There was one called Steel someting or other,but it was well buggy.There is Destroyer Command from Ubisoft which can be linked to Silent hunter 2.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/2/2008 10:15:29 PM   
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There hasn't been a good tactical ship war game sense Action Stations or the old SSI's Great Naval Battle Series.

Have you tried Uncommon Valor or Harpoon CLassic?

Check out the Naval Warfare section at NWS.
I'm looking forward to SAS Supremacy At Sea.
http://yhst-12000246778232.stores.yahoo.net/

Jutland is coming
www.stormeaglestudios.com/public/html/se_jutland.html

HPS put out a few naval campaigns games
http://www.hpssims.com/













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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/2/2008 10:50:27 PM   
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I second NWS' Supremacy at Sea.....and surprise, surprise, they are migrating to a new forum server as well!!....

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/2/2008 11:46:08 PM   
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The best tactical naval game remains, "Join the Navy."

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/3/2008 3:01:26 AM   
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ORIGINAL: pasternakski

The best tactical naval game remains, "Join the Navy."



Must be for console kiddies because, I never heard of it!

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/3/2008 3:14:44 AM   
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That series was a lot of fun, but I could never get the European campaign to run.


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ORIGINAL: pad152

There hasn't been a good tactical ship war game sense Action Stations or the old SSI's Great Naval Battle Series.

Have you tried Uncommon Valor or Harpoon CLassic?

Check out the Naval Warfare section at NWS.
I'm looking forward to SAS Supremacy At Sea.
http://yhst-12000246778232.stores.yahoo.net/

Jutland is coming
www.stormeaglestudios.com/public/html/se_jutland.html

HPS put out a few naval campaigns games
http://www.hpssims.com/















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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/3/2008 6:12:21 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

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The best tactical naval game remains, "Join the Navy."



Must be for console kiddies because, I never heard of it!

Really? Shoot, these guys made me want to go right out and join up, but I was already having a ball in the YMCA:
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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/3/2008 1:36:11 PM   
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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/3/2008 6:28:38 PM   
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Jutland is coming
www.stormeaglestudios.com/public/html/se_jutland.html

I thought that one came out already... 1994 or so

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/3/2008 7:32:01 PM   
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If you are a naval gaming enthusiast, then you should take a look at Distant Guns, and Jutland, by Storm Eagle Studios. Jutland is supposed to be released later this summer. There used to be a trial downoad for Distant Guns-maybe its still available. These games are "real time", but you should take a look-amazing detail.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/3/2008 9:25:27 PM   
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What about silent hunter 3 & 4?

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/4/2008 7:24:36 PM   
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What about silent hunter 3 & 4?

Submarine simulators

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/4/2008 11:08:17 PM   
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There was one called Steel someting or other,but it was well buggy.


Fighting Steel, good game.

Doesn't work on XP though.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/5/2008 3:18:46 AM   
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Fighting Steel, good game.
Doesn't work on XP though.


After installing the NWS FSP mods to Fighting Steel it worked for me in XP (it may not work for everyone though!). FSP mods also kills the bugs and adds lots of new ships and features.

Here's the link
http://forums.navalwarfare.net/forumdisplay.php?f=8

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/5/2008 11:05:33 AM   
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Eagle Games have certainly put a lot of effort into putting off people buying their games.

Harpoon CE gets my vote.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/8/2008 8:49:40 PM   
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Eagle Games have certainly put a lot of effort into putting off people buying their games.

Harpoon CE gets my vote.


I completely agree on both points.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/8/2008 9:11:19 PM   
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I really have tried to like Harpoon CE,but i am afriad its a lost cause.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/8/2008 10:58:01 PM   
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Can anyone give me the 411 on this? I've almost bought this  numerous times

http://www.hpssims.com/Pages/Products/NavCamp/GUAD/guad.html

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/9/2008 12:11:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: willy


quote:

ORIGINAL: EU Banana

Fighting Steel, good game.
Doesn't work on XP though.


After installing the NWS FSP mods to Fighting Steel it worked for me in XP (it may not work for everyone though!). FSP mods also kills the bugs and adds lots of new ships and features.

Here's the link
http://forums.navalwarfare.net/forumdisplay.php?f=8


You god! I'll try that out!

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/9/2008 12:40:05 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: willy


quote:

ORIGINAL: EU Banana

Fighting Steel, good game.
Doesn't work on XP though.


After installing the NWS FSP mods to Fighting Steel it worked for me in XP (it may not work for everyone though!). FSP mods also kills the bugs and adds lots of new ships and features.

Here's the link
http://forums.navalwarfare.net/forumdisplay.php?f=8


You god! I'll try that out!


It works!

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/9/2008 10:51:05 PM   
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There was a guy that created a navel ship level game that used the graphic icons used during WW2 on plotting boards on every ship in the fleet. I bought my copy when he was selling them out of his apartment. Later the game was sold by a company called RAW Entertainment. The game was called Action Stations. I still have it on the old 3 1/2" floppy disks. I have been meaning to try installing it and running under DOSbox but can't find the time and it may not even be possible to install on XP Pro. It was a great navel game with lots of different battles from both the Atlantic and pacific.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/9/2008 10:57:47 PM   
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I still have the Action Stations game on 3 1/2 floppy disks. I was wondering if it is possible to install under XP Pro and run under a program like DOSBox. It sure would be great to play that again. We played one of the night action battles and he being the "I wonder what thnis button does" sort person. Welle ended up turning on his search lights and managed to attract a very large number of Allied torpedo's LOL. For its time it had the AI I have ever played against and still is one of the best even compared to games to day.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/10/2008 4:36:56 AM   
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Anyone rememver the old PTO games for the super nintendo? I always thought those were some great naval wargames especially from such a simple console. I, to this day, don't have a clue how Koei pulled it off. For that kind of console, that was an extremely complex and detailed video game.

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/10/2008 6:36:34 AM   
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Madgamer,

Actions Stations was excellent, too bad there was never anyone to redo that game.

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FW: - 7/10/2008 7:50:01 AM   
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Gotta agree.  Action Stations was phenomenal.  I almost never won!  

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RE: FW: - 7/10/2008 7:59:54 AM   
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Yep Action Station one of the best games I have played, but boy was it slow on my old Amiga, watching those torpedoes approaching was like watching paint drying, it was much better on my PC. In fact is was my first PC games on no less than 2 51/4 in discs
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FW: - 7/10/2008 8:05:07 AM   
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IMO, one of the greatest aspects of Action Stations was the Fog of War. 

If you lost a contact and re-acquired it later in the game, you would get a new ID number with it.  So, you never really knew if it was the same ship over and over or if additional enemy forces were appearing.  (Well, except for the really big capital ships that were more easily identifiable.)

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RE: FW: - 7/10/2008 6:47:30 PM   
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i used to like 688 Attack Sub on the Sega Megadrive!

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RE: Tactical Naval Games? - 7/12/2008 3:16:42 AM   
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ORIGINAL: EUBanana


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ORIGINAL: EUBanana


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ORIGINAL: willy


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ORIGINAL: EU Banana

Fighting Steel, good game.
Doesn't work on XP though.


After installing the NWS FSP mods to Fighting Steel it worked for me in XP (it may not work for everyone though!). FSP mods also kills the bugs and adds lots of new ships and features.

Here's the link
http://forums.navalwarfare.net/forumdisplay.php?f=8


You god! I'll try that out!


It works!


Works for me, too - hooray for willy!

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