The Immortal Memory

The Immortal Memory is a set of rule for refighting Trafalgar.

Shot and Sail Napoleonic Naval Rules

The prolific Jim Wallman offers a set of free wargames rules for Napoleonic Warfare called Shot and Sail. In addition to the pdf fo the rules, you’ll need the zipped graphics of ship cards.

Nelsons Wars: Napoleonic Naval Rules

Andy Watkins offers Nelson’s Wars, a set of rules for miniatures battles in the age of fighting sail. The mechanics are based on the Silent Death rules, which use dice of different sizes (d4, d6, d8, d10 etc.) to distinguish between different weapons systems.

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.

Letters of Marque and Reprisal Age of Sail Wargames Rules

Letters of Marque and Reprisal is a set of free wargames rules for replaying battles in the age of fighting sail. It’s meant for battles where each player would control one ship, rather than a squadron or fleet. It looks perfect for pirate battles.