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Skull and Crown09 Nov 2014 10:51 p.m. PST

On the Skull and Crown Workbench: "Oar'd you Glad We Have Guns!"(working title)



Anyone who knows me knows that I can't stray too long from anything naval, and in particular anything with a whiff of the piratical, (see Skull and Crown moniker) so it should come as a shock to none that I'm designing a renaissance naval action game, along with the ships.


This is the first public reveal of what I am currently calling "Oar'd you Glad We Have Guns!"!
For more about the rules and laser cut ships, row on over to


Zargon10 Nov 2014 7:02 a.m. PST

Will you do other eras? Ancients or Napoleonics, these are just beautiful.
Cheers and Happy sailing.

Skull and Crown10 Nov 2014 9:00 a.m. PST


Currently I am focusing on two eras- the Renaissance galleys and The Dutch English wars… but you never know!

Sergeant Paper10 Nov 2014 8:11 p.m. PST

Those models would ROCK for the Perfect Captain's "Spanish Fury: Sail" and "Lanterna" rules too! I really want to buy a bunch of these ships. I look forward to buying some fleets!

Black Cavalier10 Nov 2014 8:51 p.m. PST

I was lucky enough to receive one of these from Tom. Not only are they beautiful, but also a snap to put together. If you look closely at the pictures, you can see they are only 3-4 layers of laser cut wood.

Painting mine up will be my next project, & I'll be sure to post pictures.

Glengarry510 Nov 2014 10:19 p.m. PST

Lovely, the lepanto period is one that has fascinated me for years. The only thing I don't like is the name… can't you come up with something a little more dignified?

Skull and Crown10 Nov 2014 11:16 p.m. PST

Like you, I've been interested in the splendor and carnage of Lepanto. Such a curious combination.

As to the name- It's a… Working title. I'm thinking of having a naming competition.


cwlinsj17 Nov 2014 12:04 a.m. PST

I also had the pleasure of being a play tester at that game.

I commanded the left wing and was able to swarm the Knights of St. John by outflanking their galleys and feeding troops to the fight via my galliots. This felt pretty historically accurate.

How was the play? I've been a fan of Renaissance naval wargaming for 30 years and this was the first galley game (ancient, Renaissance or fantasy) that I played without it ever getting bogged down due to rules clarity issues. It was easy to learn and even those who've never played a galley battle was able to pick it up right from the start.

Thomas was kind enough to gift all the players their own galley, and rather than using tokens as crew, I'll be using 6mm minis. Here's a few pics of my painted galley and their corsair crew. My Ottoman fleet is going to look great!

Bet ya' can't guess what I used for the corsairs!

AronBC17 Nov 2014 1:45 p.m. PST


Skull and Crown17 Nov 2014 2:21 p.m. PST

The galley and crew came out brilliantly Cwlinssj! Reminds me of this period piece


Looking forward to seeing it in the lineup!

Furt0118 Nov 2014 11:15 p.m. PST

This is looking great – those ships look grand!

Can't wait to get my hands on some.

Great job with the crew cwlinsj, that is a little masterpiece right there! Have no idea what minis you used though, 6mm is really not my thing.

In saying that I don't mind the crew counters at all.

This looks like it is gonna be fun Thomas.

cwlinsj19 Nov 2014 12:23 a.m. PST

These 6mm corsairs are kind of a joke. I used the only minis I had on hand, which were some ECW Scots by H&R. I painted their bonnets white and added a drop of red for the fez, and now they're turbans!

I'll be getting actual Ottoman/Turkish minis for my fleet.

McSorley19 Nov 2014 11:26 a.m. PST

Excellent. Keep us posted.

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