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Battle of Dogger Bank: NavTac Naval Miniatures Rules is an 84-page illustrated book containing miniature tactical level World War I naval rules. 

The game uses 1/3000 scale ships, and classic naval combat rules using Minden's NavTac game system to simulate the Battle of Dogger Bank (1915) as well as other historical scenarios. This book contains the standard rules for NavTac (plus some options and advanced rules), and is compatible with other games and books in the series. 

It uses a modified version of the system popularized by Fletcher Pratt before World War II, with game turns equalling 5 minutes, and one inch representing 500 yards.  Significantly, NavTac uses dice to determine the results of gun fire between ships, not the range estimation method used by Pratt. There are many other differences and refinements, but this is the most decisive. By using the ship ratings and tables coupled with wise sailing tactics, the characteristics of gun fire (taking into account range, size of shell, armor of the target), and the roll of dice, you can authentically recreate events that happened in historical battles. 

In addition to the rules, game tables, several scenarios, and historical commentary, a total of 54 British and German 1/3000 scale warship counters are provided within these pages which you can scan and print (or, you may use your own miniature ships).  Ships are individually rated for type (BB, BC, B, AC, CL), displacement, main guns & range, secondary guns & range, armor, speed, turret placement, and damage (ship data cards are also included within the pages of the 8.5"x5.5" book). 

The game is well suited to veteran naval gamers as well as newcomers, as it seeks to be very playable, while at the same time retains historicity.  Battle of Dogger Bank is volume 1 in Minden's BATTLEGAME book series, and is now available in PDF as well as printed book formats.  (Rated ships included are: British:  Invincible, Inflexible, Indomitable, Indefatigable, New Zealand, Australia, Tiger, Lion, Princess Royal, Queen Mary (BC); Dreadnought, Neptune, Audacious, Centurion (BB); Lord Nelson, King Edward VII (B); Duke of Edinburgh, Black Prince, Shannon, Cochrane, Berwick, Essex, King Alfred (AC); Chatham, Dublin, Southampton, Bristol, Gloucester, Newcastle, Blanche, Blone, Fearless (CL).  German: Von der Tann, Moltke, Goeben, Seydlitz, Derfflinger, Lutzow (BC); Thuringen, Ostfriesland, Posen (BB); Deutschland, Schlesien, Hannover, Pommern, Schleswig-Holstein (B); Blucher, Roon, Yorck (AC); Stralsund, Strassburg, Magdaburg, Stettin, Stuttgart (CL).) 

Designed by Gary Graber.  Published by Minden Games, 2018.

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This title was added to our catalog on December 06, 2018.