I'm back to my project of tinkering around with rules and things to try and develop a system for Napoleonic naval gaming that 'does what I want it to do'. I'll be playing something on NYE with our house-guests just for a laugh but, in the process of unearthing my books and models, I have discovered that I've lost my copy of Rod Langton's guide on assembling, rigging and painting his 1:1200 ships ... I don't suppose anyone else has a copy that I could borrow?
And, while we're at it, does anybody own Sails of Glory? I'd like to have a peer at the card-based movement (like X-Wing, etc.) but it's bleedin' expensive to buy the starter set.
Hi Morgan, I am keen on Napoleoninc Naval and I know I have a copy of said book I will try and find it over the holiday for you. I may look up Sails of Glory as its not one Ive picked up on. I do have numerous other rule sets so if theres something you are looking for ask.
That's extremely decent of you! Thanks! It may be that my own copy turns up at some point (I know it's in the house somewhere...) but I daren't make a start on the 1:1200 ships without something like that to guide my inexpert hands.
I've obtained a few different rule sets in an attempt to find one that reflects the kind of action that I want to play (influenced mainly, it must be said, by the Aubrey/Maturin books): Warhammer Trafalgar; Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls; Kiss Me Hardy; Signal Close Action. Off the top of my head, anyway.
But none of them do the thing that I think is most important: simultaneous movement where you are anticipating what the other chap does rather than reacting to what he does. I can somehow do without this in other games but in a scenario where your ships are moving with the wind (pretty much whether you want them to or not) the consecutive turns or even randomised turns system doesn't float my boat (a-ha-ha-ha). Sails of Glory uses the card system that first appeared in Wings of Glory and X-Wing and I'd dearly like to take a look at them. Well, pinch them to be honest. I just don't need their massively expensive plastic ships to go with them.
I might eventually stumble and accidentally buy it, however.
I am certainly interested in this, I had missed that it was played with the cards. I am going to keep an eye on prices and see if a bargain comes up, hopefully I can use the ships I have I wouldn't want to get draw into collecting more.