Admiralty rules For Naval Combat 1750 – 1815

Admiralty is a set of free miniatures rules for the age of fighting sail. Its designed for 1/2400 miniatures. The authors write:

Admiralty is a set of miniature wargame rules that re-create battles from the age of the fighting sail. The game concentrates of the core features of period naval combat including sailing, cannon fire and boarding actions. The rules are geared to allow large battles to be fought over realistically scaled areas of “sea” as player struggle to pummel, dismast and capture their opponent’s vessels. The rules are split into six sections, each of which deal with a particular aspect of the game. Playing aids such as ship log, firing arc and the all-important combat chart can be gotten on the main Admiralty home page.

Making A Game Board For WizKids Pirates of the Spanish Main

Here are some instructions for making a beautiful game board — complete with islands for WizKids’ Pirates of the Spanish Main constructable miniatures game.

WWII Ship ID Plans

Veteran Gamer Lou Coatney offers a page with printable WWII ship plans from US government sources. I’ve got an idea about printing the side views,coloring and basing them and using them for a naval game.

Paper Napoleonic Ship Model

Here’s a free paper model of a 1/900 64 gun ship of the line.

Battle of the Yellow Sea Scenario

My friend Jim loves to run dreadnaught era naval miniature wargames. Here’s a good scenario for the Battle of the Yellow Sea from Bill Madison of the Naval Wargames Society.