Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Captains Bold

I'm on the lookout for paper naval wargames at the moment and found this elegant little set of rules for Napoleonic frigate actions, which is also free to download, print and play:

It uses a really clever hex based sailing and gunfire system, which seems to replicate the cut and thrust manoeuvring that characterized frigate actions really well. There's a clear explanation of how this works that is well worth reading.

I also really like the use of counters laid out to represent the layout of each ship and to track damage. Very neat and without any tedious book keeping. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a printer at the moment, otherwise I'd give this little game a go!

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