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Captaincy, second edition, is a thoroughly researched and gloriously innovative miniatures game for the age of sail. It uses a push-your-luck dice rolling system to portray the unpredictability of the sea. It provides a new perspective on artillery, boarding, and morale, and a survey of 250 years of changing ship architecture and tactics. 

Captaincy offers --

  • Alternating or simultaneous turns that cut idle time to the bone, and enable club games with 2 or more players on each side.  
  • Games that usually resolve in three hours or less.
  • Only one ship model (or cardboard flat) is required per player.
  • Flexibility in scale, models, and period.
  • Rigorous, thoroughly cross-referenced, tournament-quality scenario rules, and a narrative campaign system.

Besides this rulebook, you'll need the following free files: the rules summary, and parts one, two, three, and four of the ship descriptions. You can find up to date errata here.

A set of (helpful but not absolutely necessary) combat order cards can be ordered here.

Questions? Feedback? Post it here or on Boardgamegeek: Captaincy.

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William K December 27, 2022 8:14 am UTC
The pdf seems like it will be hard to print as most of the pages are 8,5x11 but two pages on it. Any suggestions on how to print?
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January 07, 2023 11:39 pm UTC
I have never tried to print the PDF, William, so I'm just guessing here. A two-page spread is 9x12". Could you ask your PDF reader to resize the spread to 8.5 x 11" and print it in landscape orientation?

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Robert F January 12, 2023 2:29 am UTC
1. There is a free online PDF tool at that can help with this. Choose the Split in Half tool and then drag and drop or upload the Captaincy PDF to the site.
2. Under More Options, uncheck the option to Automatically detect pages to exclude. In the Exclude pages field, enter 1,2,3,4,5,87,89 for the pages that are already singles.
3. Select the Split button and then download the resulting file after processing is completed.
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February 22, 2023 9:50 am UTC
Thank you! This is clear and helpful.
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Marek J February 22, 2021 12:56 pm UTC
Was the second edition ever published?
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December 26, 2022 1:19 am UTC
Yes, at last.
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