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.
[5 of 5 Stars!]