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NavTac: Coronel & Falklands is an 64-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 early battles of the First World War, particularly the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands, as well as other historical scenarios occurring in the first two years of the war. Warships from France, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Turkey, in addition to those from Great Britain and Germany. 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. 

The game uses a modified version of the system popularized by Fletcher Pratt, 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 66 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.  This game is compatible with any other in the NavTac game series.

Designed by Gary Graber.  This PDF Edition published by Minden Games, 2021, based on original edition released in 2017.

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June 26, 2021
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