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A quick playing set of Renaissance naval rules covering the period 1450 to 1600, allowing small and medium sized games with 30 ships a side or more to be completed in a couple of hours or less. They have been written with 1/1200 models such as those from Navwar and Langton in mind, but could be used with larger or smaller models with appropriate changes in ranges and movement. Bookkeeping is minimal, using simple markers to indicate ship damage and crew casualties. Data for 20 different broad ship types is included, from bergantines and galiots up to large Lanternas and Galleons.

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Malcolm D March 30, 2020 10:32 am UTC
I was disappointed in this set of rules, they have the feel of never having been play tested. For example most vessels can move under oars or sail, but there is no benefit in doing the latter rather you are slower and cannot sail close to the wind. Galleasses are so powerful against galleys, that it is almost impossible to damage or to board them (an opposed D6 roll with the galleass at +3), whereas their heavy guns strike back at +3 (+4 if Spanish) and they have a 270 degrees arc of fire. There is a section of slave rowers and which states used them, but this has no effecton the game - whyis it there? Round ships can fire bow and stern chasers, but there is no mention of what gunnery factor to use, so why bother.
I know that galleons are not intended for use with these rules, but as the stats are there I couldn't wonder why Don John bothered with galleys at Lepanto, 1 large Galleon would have done for the Turks as they are invulnerable to galleys!
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This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2017.