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HarryHotspurEsq19 Oct 2010 3:41 p.m. PST

I have posted my working text of maritime rules to supplement my Irregular Wars set for land actions.


Obviously, the core rules system of the two games is completely different, but I was still going for a combination of simplicity, period flavour, random events (so far only for crew sizes, but eventually with event cards) and customisation.

As I've said here before, I enjoyed the Perfect Captain's 'Spanish Fury Sail' but found them a bit fiddly – at the risk of being a proverbial kettle calling some other appliance black. We've played one game of 'Galleon' which I found to be so unfinished that I gave up.

These rules are my attempt to put something together to fill the relative void of naval rules for this period. I would love to hear back from anyone who cares to give these a go!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Oct 2010 5:09 p.m. PST


I can't figure out how to down load or print a copy to try?

HarryHotspurEsq19 Oct 2010 8:55 p.m. PST

Hhhmmmmm there should be an option to print straight from the blog entry. Otherwise, just drop me an email (address at the top of the blog) and I can email the files.

I'll have a look at the options for posting files again….

perfectcaptain Inactive Member20 Oct 2010 3:58 a.m. PST

Looks good! I like the name, too.


kingscarbine20 Oct 2010 5:28 a.m. PST

One of my favourite periods. I'll have a look at it.

Cpt Arexu Inactive Member20 Oct 2010 9:42 a.m. PST

This is what you get by clicking on the link, HHE…

Sorry! This document is not publicly available.

The owner has set this document to private.

You will not be able to read it unless the owner changes it to public on their "My Documents" page, or sends you a direct link.


Clicking on the PRINT button on the Scribd page does work, I was able to print to pdf to save a copy on my desktop. I look forward to perusing these.

HarryHotspurEsq20 Oct 2010 3:19 p.m. PST

Now theres a thought Cpt Arexu! I have not only set the pdf to public (didn't appear to change anything) but I can provide a direct link!


Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Oct 2010 2:14 p.m. PST


HarryHotspurEsq22 Oct 2010 4:08 p.m. PST

Hi Tim,

The email address is in the into line at the top of the blog:

irregularwars (at) gmail (dot) com

Not sure why blogger and scribd aren't behaving. I suspect it is my ineptitude rather than anything else…

Pyrate Captain23 Oct 2010 10:57 a.m. PST

Click on the link above the document. It takes you here:


Sign in with a face book account or create an account on the spot to get immediate access. It enables you to download a text file or PDF.

Mako11 Inactive Member19 Oct 2011 3:34 p.m. PST

I logged into ScribD with Facebook, and it still won't let me download the rules.

Appears it is just a scam to get my Facebook contacts.

I've tried viewing other stuff in ScribD in the past too, and their site is just too slow.

I wish people would just publish to the Yahoo Groups, since access from there would be much easier.

Any chance someone would be willing to post to the Pirate Wargames Yahoo Group?

I imagine others there might be interested in these rules as well.

HarryHotspurEsq29 Oct 2011 3:45 p.m. PST


Send me an email and I'll email you a pdf.

irregularwars (at) g mail (dot) com

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