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Hoist Signals Aloft!


"Hoist Signals Aloft!" is a system for adding unpredictability and limited communication to naval wargames set during the age of sail. "Hoist Signals Aloft!" is not a set of stand-alone rules, but rather a communication sub-system to be added to your favorite set of naval rules. Although designed for "Fire As She Bears!", it can be used for any multi-player age of sail rule system.

Most table top battles allow the gamer instantaneous and unlimited communication with his fellow players. "Hoist Signals Aloft!" helps place players in the admiral's historic role: attempting to deal with a fluid battle using a fixed and limited signals book.

Using "Hoist Signals Aloft!" returns the "fog of war" to our tabletop battlefields. Find out, as 18th and 19th century admirals knew, that there are never enough flags to convey your orders to the fleet. And, that at the critical moment, some captain will misinterpret one of your commands that seemed so clear when the signals officer ran up the flags.

Included in the short pdf are...

  • Instructions for use.
  • Color counters (that you print and cut out) to represent signal flags on the gaming table.
  • A code book that includes thirty different signals (more than enough to confuse your allies and confound your enemies).
  • A quick half page primer on nautical terms and the formations used during the age of sail.
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December 21st, 2005
A good simple system for adding signals to any of your tactical-level Age of Sail rules. Well thought out, and flexible too.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Adaptability across rules systems. Good counters, especially the ones that have [...]
May 17th, 2005
Great add-on. Adds a whole new dimension to your AoS gaming.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br> [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 03, 2004.
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