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Listing updated 31 March 2019

·         Current Edition: 2.1

·         Recommended scale 1/2400 (1/1200 also possible)

·         Complexity: 3/10

·         Level of detail: 5/10

·         Dice required: D10, D6

The rules cover the era from the beginning of gunpowder (the Armada) through to the end of the era of fleet actions in the age of sail.

They offer a fast game system to enable fleet actions to be played and are uncomplicated, being designed to allow a player to use squadrons of vessels on the table top. The system gives the right feel to the action, bearing in mind that your role is an admiral commanding a fleet, rather than as captain commanding a ship. The intention is that each player should command at least 6 ships, and with experience two players should be able to complete Trafalgar in an afternoon

There are 70+ different ship types spread over three historical eras. They incorporate about 23 fleet actions with fleet organisations and game data for the protagonists.

Game support material is available to download on the publisher's website at

Entry updated 12 April 2014

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December 7th, 2020
These are the Napoleonic naval rules that in my opinion can work brilliantly with the miniatures produced by Sails of Glory. The combination of Sails of Glory ships (minus the irritating bases) and GFAAOS is a real winner. Fast play, yet more than enou [...]
June 21st, 2013
Grand Fleet Actions in the Age of Sail is a very playable, easily understood set of Naval rules for the sailing age. Having been a Naval Wargamer for 50 years or more I like to be able to 'get on with the game' rather than being buried knee deep in tri [...]
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