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Naval Thunder: Clash of Dreadnoughts $16.95
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Naval Thunder: Clash of Dreadnoughts
Publisher: Steel Dreadnought Games
by andrew p. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/03/2021 16:51:13

I'm not a naval gamer but bought these rules to try out 7-8 years ago, as a change from WW2 - Blitzkrieg Commander. We've enjoyed them immensely over this time playing a game every 5-6 months or so as change of pace. Used top down ships on wooden blocks. The rules are elegantly simple, with nice period feel and enough detail to ships, gunnery, movement etc to keep me happy. Having looked at many of the other sets for dreadnought period, they all seemed largely over complicated to me and this set, fit the bill for me. I can see that this 'may' not be of taste,,,, to the hardened Naval wargamers or those who want 'massive' amounts of detail but for me and my main gaming mate, they were perfect. I'm a huge fan of Blitzkrieg Commander (also elegantly simple) and IMO this is in the same vein naval battles wise. Had some really fun close battles and can't recommend enough. Japan/Russia addition also really good as well and Battle of Yellow Sea great battle.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Naval Thunder: Clash of Dreadnoughts
Publisher: Steel Dreadnought Games
by Mark W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/11/2013 21:07:31

This is a pretty standard set of naval rules. Less fiddly than some - which is good - but like virtually all other naval rules, it is simply a set of formulae for blowing things up. The player will never be presented with a challenging decision. He will simply maneuver his ship to maximize shooting, and then start rolling dice. At that point a lot of high rolls is 'better' than a lot of low rolls. This is the limitation of every naval set, not just Naval Thunder. The basic limitations are that the player always knows far too much about the enemy than he should. And for that matter, far too much about his own fleet!

To be fair, most naval gamers will be satisfied with this set. There is nothing illogical, and an adequate amount of 'chrome', but then there's nothing specially fun either. Just like all sets, you present your broadsides and start rolling the dice.



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Naval Thunder: Clash of Dreadnoughts
Publisher: Steel Dreadnought Games
by Miles R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/31/2010 11:10:50

I like these rules - there's a nice balance between detail and playability, which allows large fleet battles to be played in a fun and fast manner. Booking keeping is very minimal and the excel tool for printing out ship cards is a very nice addition.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Naval Thunder: Clash of Dreadnoughts
Publisher: Steel Dreadnought Games
by Bill B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/16/2010 18:18:13

I love these rules! They are fast and fun to play. Learning and teaching them is a snap. They have the flavor of the period down pat.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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