Saturday, 20 August 2016

Rise of the Battleships


I've been off camping for a few days so have been off the radar with no access to the internet. As a result I missed the chance to download these new pre-dreadnought rules for free. However, they are now only two quid at Wargame Vault, so it's not a big deal.

They are designed for fast play with a handful of ships per side, so look very suitable for the sort of thing I'm thinking about. They also cover a broad time frame from the 1860's through to around 1900, so spot on for my 1/2400 Tumbling Dice 'what if?' British and French ironclad fleets.

The author, Rory Crabb, has also published a set of modern naval rules that look like they might be more user friendly than some other rules for the period. There are some good after action reports on his website which are well worth a look if this is your cup of tea:

https://rorycrabb.wordpress.com

4 comments:

  1. These appeared on my radar as well. Haven't looked too closely yet.
    Peter

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  2. Oh, I would have been interested in these rules as well.

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  3. They look pretty good...I'll do a review once I've read them through properly.

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  4. I've just picked up his modern rules - Naval Command

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