Grand Fleets 3 Stat Generator

Grand Fleets 3 Stat Generator

Greetings! Today, I’m happy to share with you all a ship statistics generator that I’ve made for Grand Fleets 3, by Majestic 12 Games. This is a historical ruleset that covers naval combat during the age of battleships. MJ12 is gradually releasing new supplements for the game, which include loads of stats for ships involved in a specific conflict. That still leaves many areas and ship classes uncovered in the meantime, but MJ12 has been nice enough to provide us fans with a detailed set of ship construction rules that enable players to create stat cards for the game using nothing but historical sources. In the effort to make that process simpler, I have created a stat generator using Excel that automates the stat card generation process! Here it is, in all of its Excel glory:

www.manbattlestations.com/hostedfiles/GF3StatsGeneratorVer1.1.xlsx

Please download it and let me know what you think! I had to learn a few new tricks when it comes to Excel functions to make this, so its entirely possible I’ve got some errors in there somewhere!

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Dystopian Wars 2.5 Unit Stats Spoilers

Dystopian Wars 2.5 Unit Stats Spoilers

The 2.5 edition of Dystopian Wars is almost here! I’ve got a post up over on the EDR blog discussing some spoilers that have been revealed on the Spartan Games forum. You can find it here:

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http://edrpodcast.blogspot.com/2017/04/dystopian-wars-25-unit-stats-spoilers.html

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MBS Monthly Newsletter #34

MBS Monthly Newsletter #34

Greetings once again fellow naval gamers!

There has been a lot going on over the last month at MBS. As always, don’t forget to check out the lastest edition of the MBS podcast:

Episode 17

Also, don’t forget to stop by and vote in our monthly poll. This time around, on the occasion of MBS’s 5th Anniversary, we are asking for all of you to provide feedback on what kinds of new features you would like to see:

http://www.manbattlestations.com/forum/index.php?topic=1611.0

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Episode 17

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Greg and Andy are back this month with an update to a topic they last discussed way back in Episode 2: Class B Naval Games! Next, they take a look back at the history of MBS, which turns 5 years old this month. Later, they talk about their favorite Hollywood movies that feature naval combat, and Andy rounds out the show with an event report on Adepticon 2017.

Class B Games Update: 34 min

MBS At 5 Years: 1 Hr 12 Min

Naval Combat At The Movies: 1 Hr 28 Min

Ruckdog’s Report: 2 Hr 15 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

The Admiratly Trilogy

In Harm’s Way

Naval Command

The Way Gate

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MBS Painting Contest Voting
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Adepticon 2017 Days 3 & 4

Adepticon 2017 Days 3 & 4

Hello once again! I’m back with my somewhat delayed recap of days 3 and 4 of Adepticon 2017.

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Adepticon 2017 Day 2

Adepticon 2017 Day 2

Welcome back! Here is the run-down of how my second day of Adepticon went.

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Blood & Plunder

I made today my main shopping day, and I found all kinds of neat stuff. First off is the new hottness, Blood and Plunder. I got a demo in, and it was entertaining. It is clear that the game is, at its heart, an infantry skirmish game. The naval combat is very much simplified, though it still covers enough of the reality of the times to get the point across!

This was a shot from the demo I played. Boarders away!

This was a shot from the demo I played. Boarders away!

The ship models for this game look great!

The ship models for this game look great!

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Here is a close-up of the contents of one of the kits.

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Also on display were these islands and shoals for the game. These are made of the same rubber material that the FAT mats are, and look great! I want some for Dystopian Wars.

Firestorm Armada Narrative Event

The Flashpoint Amber campaign kicked off in style Friday night! The playing area for the game was quite large.

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The action was getting hot and heavy, as the Relthoza Leviathan entered the fray!

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That’s all for today! Not much to show, as this was sort of my day “off” from organized events. I’ll be back tomorrow with a rundown of Day 1 of the Firestorm Armada championships!

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Adepticon Day 1

Adepticon Day 1

Greetings! As you may have noticed, this is actually going up on Friday; I’m going to be about a day behind on my update posts. Anyway, here are the highlights of my first day at Adepticon!

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Adepticon 2017 Preps Vol 5: It’s go time!

Hi all! This will be the last Adepticon Preps post, since the show is almost here! I fly into Chicago tomorrow evening, and will be playing the Dystopian Wars tournament on Thursday, the Firestorm Armada event on Saturday, and either the Firestorm Armada or Battlefleet Gothic event on Sunday.

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MBS Newsletter #33

MBS Newsletter #33

Hello once again! It’s time for this month’s MBS newsletter!

First up, it’s episode 16 of the MBS Podcast! Greg and I were joined by Dale (Dalek Unz on the forum) for a discussion of naval gaming gunnery mechanics, followed by a review of Star Trek Ascendancy:

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Hammerhead Pictures

Hammerhead Pictures

Greetings! Forum member Riftsinger had the opportunity to attend the Hammerhead Games Show in the UK. While there, he took tons of pictures of all the great minis that were there, and has been nice enough to share them with us. Enjoy!

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