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ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET (AOTF) is a fast-play system for naval miniatures wargames focusing on medium to large surface fleet actions during the 1880-1945 period.

FLAG OFFICER’S HANDBOOK: 50 pages of rules and diagrams plus printable signal card deck (67 cards) and Flag Officer Signal Book sheet.

The FOH explains in detail how the cards can be used to add a new dimension to your naval gaming experience by introducing this innovative method for aspiring flag officers to command their fleet on the game table. Contents include 1) A Brief History of Signaling, 2) Naval Formations, 3) Commanding Your Fleet, 4) Maneuver and Action Signals as well as A) Useful Information for the New Flag Officer, B) Catalogue of Flag Signals, C) Using the Signal Deck with Other Game Systems, and D) Printable Signal Card Deck. 

You can signal your divisions, squadrons and flotillas to execute a pre-determined battle order, turn in succession by division, alter course 3 points to starboard, distribute fire from the left, attack the enemy van and even perform a battle turn (Gefechtskehrtwendung)!

Required to play AOTF but can also be used with other naval wargame rules.

IMPORTANT!  The print version of the FLAG OFFICER'S HANDBOOK does NOT include the printable signal card decks.  These are available only in the PDF version or can be purchased separately as professionally printed poker-size card decks available here on Wargame Vault.  Each deck contains 67 coated, professionally-printed, poker-size cards and is highly recommended. Two decks (one for each commanding admiral) are needed for play.

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Richard S May 27, 2022 12:00 pm UTC
Just a quick note to all gamers who may be using AOTF Signaling System with other naval gaming systems...

Please let everyone know how you incorporated it into the system you are currently using and we may include your ideas or suggestions in an updated version of the FLAG OFFICER'S HANDBOOK.
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