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Ship of the Line

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Play out classic sea battles of the age of fighting sail using the Ship of the Line rules. The pdf has everything you need to play (except dice) including rules, maps and counters. Ship of the Line is for two or more players and a typical game will take an hour or less to finish. Ship of the Line includes full rules for: All manner of ships, including Brigs, Sloops, Frigates and Ships of the Line Unusual vessels such as fire ships, explosion ships, bomb vessels and galleys Fortifications such as floating batteries and forts Islands, reefs, shallows, harbours and other terrain types Carronades, round shot, chain shot, hot shot and other unusual ammunition types Crew quality and Legendary Officers Prize money and rules for campaign play A complete random scenario generator Scenarios for such major historical battles as Camperdown, the Nile and the battle of Trafalgar! Extensive notes on real ships which saw service in the late 18th and early 19th century, including French, Spanish, British, Dutch and Danish vessels And much more.... Like its sister products (Blazing Jets and Biplane Barmy) Ship of the Line uses the choose and move system, which places a strong emphasis on tactical thinking. If you enjoyed those games you'll love this. Ship of the Line is a 77 page full colour pdf.

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February 10th, 2012
I have bought just about all of the old time "sailing games". While this one may be very simple it is definately the easiest to start playing without getting bogged down in rules. I really enjoy it and think it's worth the money. [...]
April 23rd, 2011
In actual play this turns out to be a fun little beer and pretzels game. As a simulation, however, it fails on a number of levels. My biggest problem with the game and the reason for a rating of three rather than four lies in the "historic detail& [...]
The pro's: Easy to learn. The game has been stripped to the bare bones. Counters included so you can play straight away. Some original ideas regarding gameplay. A point system for the ships. Lots of historical scenarios. The con's: Very basic na [...]
December 10th, 2006
Great game, great system, it is very useful for naval combat and also using other game systems along with it, Pirates of the Spanish Main for example. What I also liked is the advance rules with added crew and officer options, different type of cannon [...]
November 17th, 2006
This is an absolutely fantastic game. It runs fast and is an easy play. You will be able to play the basic scenario within 10 minutes after downloading and printing it out. (not counting the prep time of fixing up the stand-up counters) [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 14, 2005.
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