Play by Poll [PbP] C.V.

As previously announced The Big Board is going to run a new play by poll  (PbP) game for all of you.

What The Hell is PbP..? I hear you say. Well if you look back into the recesses of the past posts you will see a couple of PbP series. Namely Leros and Austerlitz. But simply put PbP is a run thru of a game where you and your friends vote on the next course of action for a particular side, and then all the mechanics, details, rules and exceptions are taken care of right here.

This new edition will be somewhat simpler than the first 2 editions…. I think….:)

The idea is simple. All the work is done here on this side, you make all the cool decisions.

Kind of like a real General. Or in this case Admiral.

C.V, is a Yaqinto title from 1979 and was a Craig Taylor design. It followed the successful Flat Top from 1977!

Image: BGG Pauolo Robino

Our mission is very simple don’t let the Japanese Imperial Navy (IJN) sink the Midway…well you can’t sink it as it is an Island. But we do not want them to capture it, nor do we desire to lose too many ships and men doing it.

In our game we will have a IJN fleet approaching from multiple directions, using hidden movement, and setting up almost anywhere on the Western Map!

So the first task ahead of the Play by Poll players is to elect aircraft search patterns. We will give you some images, some intel, and ranges that the aircraft can cover. You point them on a search pattern (several craft linked into an interlocking sweep does the trick!).

Once we find the enemy then the fun begins. Over the course of the game we will need to have aircraft ready to launch from your C.V’s..oh did I mention you get Aircraft Carriers too?

The aircraft from those ships and Midway need to rearm (Torpedos/Dive bombers etc) and there will be choices to make there, all with supporting information from your Flight Deck Officers providing information and Intel.

If you get all too excited about this, there is the opportunity to command your very own CV (we have a few lying around.), so if you are interested in being more involved than just voting on the big picture and desire to provide a CV Task Group with orders (once again, all the rules management, paper work and die rolling happens here) that would include – where to sail, what aircraft to keep in coverage, and what flights to have on the ready deck then like this post, and leave a comment. You will be provided with more details, and specifics when the time is right!

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