Monday, 13 October 2014

Action Stations 4th Edition

I've been rifling through my collection of coastal warfare rules, which is fairly comprehensive from very simple to complicated, old school to up to date, free to fairly pricey and conventional to very different. If I rummage right down to the bottom of the box, we have:

Navwar Coastal Warfare Rules
Fast Attack
Flaklighter 2
The Quick and the Dead
Attack with Torpedoes
Coastal Patrol
PZ8 Coastal Warfare
Schnell rules for Schnellboote
Action Stations! plenty to choose from and to play around with. The rules I'm most familiar with are Action Stations!, which I've played a number of games of at the club in the past. They have just the right balance of detail and simplicity, so they are probably the first option for the Narrow Seas project when I finally finish the models, closely followed by Coastal Patrol.

I thought I'd get the latest 4th edition, having a couple of 3rd Edition copies for some reason, so have downloaded it from Wargames Vault. It looks fairly similar to the booklets that I already have but the devil is in the detail, so I'm sure it will be worth the cost to update to the latest version.

1 comment:

  1. Action Stations are definitely my favourite for this setting. I have the Quick and the Dead but couldn't get my head round it at all. It'd be interesting to hear what the changes are in the latest edition.