I've been reading Nick Jones's Age of Sail naval rules, a work in progress but already pretty much all there, and have been enjoying them immensely, no doubt due in part to the slightly tongue in cheek writing style. One thing I did think was especially good is the system, if you can call it that, for generating officers and crew. Without giving too much away, this involves some geographical jiggery pokery, primarily in an East Anglian direction.
As I drive up and down the cursed A303 a lot, I've opted for a West Country version, so I'm very pleased to introduce the Right Honourable Captain Compton Pauncefoot RN, who will be taking up a command at some point on blockade duty off Ushant, unless he incurs the wrath of Rear Admiral Shepton Mallet, of course. Clever stuff from Nick and I'm really looking forward to trying out the rules in a few weeks time.