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Inquiring about Napoleonic Naval Warfare Games

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:23 pm 
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I have a mate that is keen on Napoleonic Naval Warfare, as am I. I've begun reading Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey series. It has inspired me and my opponent. So I'm looking for a nautical game set during the early 19th century. Preferably the models will be of a 10mm scale and as I am, as well as my fellow Tactical Commanders are used to, very detailed. Otherwise why else paint them? ::)

So I have been searching but to no avail. Any help from the historical gamers or possibly someone who chanced upon a game that fits my criteria may help steer me in the right direction.

I thank you in advance,
-Christopher

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 Post subject: Re: Inquiring about Napoleonic Naval Warfare Games
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:22 pm 
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Osprey's Fighting Sail is a good place to start. It is good for people who don't want to get into the usual rivet counting of the period's rules. I have a review of it on these very boards somewhere, or you can just see it here:

http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ ... rgame.html

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:12 pm 
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It seems that there are tons of rules for a very reasonable price but no ready made miniatures that I can find. I'd love to play it however, I'm afraid my modeling skills are not up to par to completely make a small miniature ship.

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:01 pm 
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Try GHQ's Micronauts line.

http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/napoleon ... sails.html

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:06 pm 
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Not sure if this will be of interest and your research may already have thrown it up, but here goes:

Capitan Games are about to launch a 10mm scale rule set called Full Captain, the rules are on kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studiocapitan/post-captain-10mm-tactical-naval-rules-plus-ships

They also do a range of ships and accessories here:
http://shop.capitangames.com/index.php?id_category=324&controller=category&id_lang=7&p=2
http://shop.capitangames.com/index.php?id_category=311&controller=category&id_lang=7


Wargames vault list a whole load of Napoleonic naval rules here:
http://www.wargamevault.com/browse.php?keywords=naval&filters=0_0_40005_0&x=0&y=0&author=&artist=&pfrom=&pto=


For short fun games I use:

Galleys and Galleons http://www.wargamevault.com/product/154156/Galleys-and-Galleons
Kiss Me Hardy https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/kiss-me-hardy/


I also use 1/2400th Tumbling Dice ships, which are ‘ready to go’ but they may be on the small side for what you want
http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/product-category/12400-naval/napoleonic-naval


If you can still find copies, there is always GWs ‘Trafalgar’ which got good reviews at the time of release:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/41198/trafalgar


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Sails of Glory may also have some stuff you would like. It is designed more for 1-on-1 type battles using the Flightpath system.

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