Speaking of Subs

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Speaking of Subs

Postby Custer » 27 Jun 2020, 13:22

How bout a variant where we can build subs, like fleets obviously. Say build a sub in Brest. Then in the spring it disappears. Did it go to M Atl? The Channel? Gascony? Picardy? Only the owner (France) would know for sure. And anyone who bounced with it. Like England in the Channel. Then say, every time it shows up in a port (an SC) it surfaces. So if it went to the Channel it would be submerged (invisible) and then to London it would surface and become visible.

Otherwise it would act like any other fleet. But maybe it can't convoy. So if it occupies the Channel, or at least as the enemy you're pretty sure its there, you'd have to move there (Channel) with a fleet (or another sub) and at least one support.

Crazy? Maybe. Possible? Probably.

What do you think?

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Re: Speaking of Subs

Postby Strategus » 27 Jun 2020, 13:29

You could run it as a pbf game. Might be fun.
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Re: Speaking of Subs

Postby Pops2112 » 27 Jun 2020, 17:29

Or - even crazier, and have no idea if it could be programmed - Subs have an Order option of ‘Surface’ at sea, Fleets and submerged Subs can occupy the same sea territory simultaneously and ‘Surface’ is an attack on the Fleet sharing the territory if there is one, so can be supported from adjacent territories like a Move into that territory. An unsuccessful ‘Surface’ attack does not bounce, the Sub is auto-destroyed. Meanwhile, Fleets get a ‘Sonar’ Order option, which destroys any Sub occupying the Territory the Fleet is in irrespective of Support Orders, and can be Supported to Hold vs. conventional attacks from adjacent territories. Subs would also be entitled to Move/Hold/Support while surfaced like a Fleet, so would need to be given Surface Move and Submerged Move or something like that ...

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Re: Speaking of Subs

Postby Custer » 28 Jun 2020, 00:57

I think thats awesome. Now we just need someone to put it together and make it happen. I think it would be fun to give it a go.

I'm in for testing!

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Re: Speaking of Subs

Postby Woolgie » 28 Jun 2020, 12:45

Sounds awesome. I haven’t run a pbf game for a while so I’ll put something together in a few weeks.
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Re: Speaking of Subs

Postby Custer » 28 Jun 2020, 13:38

You da man!

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Re: Speaking of Subs

Postby Woolgie » 05 Aug 2020, 14:00

I ran Play Diplomacy League for a time and then I set it free
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Re: Speaking of Subs

Postby Custer » 05 Aug 2020, 16:48

Put me in coach!

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