I love this system. Firstly, it needs a good few tweaks to make it better and I plan to post these up sometime in the near future. However it is a good place for Napoleonic naval beginners, which we are. So far everyone seems to enjoy it and maybe in a year or so we will move on to a more realistic system.
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I love this system. Firstly, it needs a good few tweaks to make it better and I plan to post these up sometime in the near future. However it is a good place for Napoleonic naval beginners, which we are. So far everyone seems to enjoy it and maybe in a year or so we will move on to a more realistic system. In a way the system reminds me of Fantasy Flights x-wing, but with far less maneuverability! In the Napoleonic era ships were graded into rates, with 1st rates such as the HMS Victory being the largest and most powerful, but also the slowest.
Think of them as the equivalent of Battlefleet Gothic Battleships. These were the most numerous ship in the Napoleonic Era with guns. Unrated - All smaller ships such as schooners, sloops, brigs etc usually with less than 20 guns. All of my ships are and were purchased from Langton Miniatures.
They also sell a wide range of buildings to fit the scale. You can easily build a fleet for a fraction of the cost of a GW army as you only need ships per side.
The ships themselves are easy and quick enough to paint. The small size and relatively little detail means that one ship can be painted in a couple of hours and you can do more than one at once.
So if you are interested in giving naval wargaming a try and want a simple and easy to handle ruleset then get your hands on a copy and get some ships bought. Posted by.
Bakree I also have Trafalgar and have been wanting to give it a go. The only issue with going larger or smaller scale is frafalgar you will need to have either enough ships for two people to play with or find others willing to go that scale. Great looking ship, with nice painting and good rigging, excellent! You have to get raked a bit by enemy fire in order to do you own raking. There are no written orders and simple paperwork. Commissar Grey God Posts: Once I get a fleet together I can start to show others how to play and maybe get a new game going at the local store.