Saturday, 27 May 2017

Rise of the Battleships v2


I finally got round to printing out the revised and reformatted second edition of Rory Crabb's pre-dreadnought rules, Rise of the Battleships, today. This updated edition of the rules was automatically added to my Wargame Vault library so I didn't have to shell out for a new copy, which I thought was a nice touch. Anyway, I hadn't really taken a close look at the rules, assuming they had just been reformatted to match the house style that has now been adopted across his different rulesets.

However, on closer inspection, the page count has almost doubled, from 31 pages to 54 pages, with extended fleet lists, the addition of a series of generic scenarios and a general tidy up across the text to make them easier to navigate. I did notice one thing missing, however, in the shape of a quick reference sheet but I'm assuming the old one will be perfectly useable. The overall look of the rules is also much more professional than the first edition.

The more I read these rules the more I like them, so I think they'll be my first port of call for the 1/2400th scale China Seas pre-dreadnought naval project.

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