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dbander12305 May 2011 8:31 a.m. PST

I have limited space in my new home and am considering expending into 1/6000 navel. In looking on the Strange Cargo Website I noticed a naval rules set called "In Harm's Way." Can't find a review anyplace on line or on these Boards.
Does anyone know of this set?

(Leftee)05 May 2011 10:51 a.m. PST

A group usually games with these rules every Friday at the Last Square -from pre-dreadnought to WWII using Dave's rules (the author). – A full version has not yet been published but the basic version comes in a box set with the ships from the River Platte and, I believe, the hunt for the Bismark. 1/600, dice, painting guide and rules. Can call the Last Square and ask for Karl (the owner), if he's available, – he would be able to give you a good synopsis of the game.
1 800 750 4401.

dbander12305 May 2011 11:09 a.m. PST


Thanks….that is exactly the set I was looking at. Appreciate the tip!

afilter12 May 2011 1:57 p.m. PST

I owned "In Harms Way" It is OK , but Naval Thunder is a much better overall system IMO. Unless you are playing with Karl and the guys at Last Square (Which I have)I found In Harms Way to be too much dice rolling a a bit complex especially for new players to learn on their own.

I have also tried Victory at Sea which was OK, but lacks support.

Overall NT has the right balance and has expnasions for Pre-Dreads(My new favorite era) through WWII. It also has it's own forum and the best support I have encountered for any game system.

like many rules you can use any scale ships from 1/6000 to 1/1000 with the NT rules set and they are failry inexpensive as rules go.



dbander12313 May 2011 11:33 a.m. PST

Thanks Aaron!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2011 12:34 p.m. PST

Any other suggestions? Anybody?


Edit: Never mind. Plenty of other options given elsewhere.

Mako1116 Jun 2011 12:00 p.m. PST

I still like the old, GQ1 and GQ2 booklets, if you can find them.

Probably pretty easy to scale distance down to centimeters, for use on a much smaller table.

HesseCassel31 Jul 2011 2:36 p.m. PST

I guess the question is "how limited is your space?" If you can put out a 6x4 board, then you're as good as most. And of course you can play at a FLGS if there is one, or another venue (I find churches to be pretty open to letting their members use space).

I hadn't thought about it, but in a more confined space 1/6000 naval with Naval Thunder in centimeters would work just fine. A 48 x 72 cm board would be 1.5' and 2', and you can play that anywhere. An attractive painted matt would help with the visual appeal.

Personally, I'd need bifocals for anything that small, and even 1/2400 ships have some visual appeal. I would play it on a bed if there was no other space. A full or queen would do it, and then leave it all 'as-is' and 1/2400.

Hope the suggestions help.

The Last Square Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 3:46 a.m. PST

In Harm's Way was funded by Kickstarter last year -- and is now completed and available for sale -- it is described on Last Square's website/shopping cart -- last -- rule book, addendums sold separately. And, yes, the guys still play on Friday nights. Bev

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