WarpSpawn offers Commodore, a two player card game of Napoleonic fighting sail.
Malta Convoy is a WWII Simulation of the Allied relief convoy to the British island stronghold of Malta in August 1942.
It looks pretty good, and I think there’s the basis of an interesting campaign game here.
Mike, the Mad Game Designer has produced more than 7,000 ship counters for use in naval wargames. They cover various navies from 1900 to the present.
I’d suggest that you print them out and then glue them to small blocks of wood for a 3-D feel.
An amazing gift to the wargames community.
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.
Here are some instructions for making a beautiful game board — complete with islands for WizKids’ Pirates of the Spanish Main constructable miniatures game.