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alan L25 Oct 2015 10:55 a.m. PST

Looking for suggestions for large galley battles using 1:2400 models. Must be able to give a nice easy game to finish in an evening.

Would also welcome any sources for scenarios.


David Manley25 Oct 2015 11:03 a.m. PST

Drop me a line, I have just the thing for you….

Father Grigori25 Oct 2015 2:31 p.m. PST

If you can find them, the old WRG rulettes for 16th Century Naval Warfare are good and quick. No record keeping, and a surprising amount of differentiation of different galleys. I've used them with people who have no previous experience of naval wargaming, and they work well. Just keep to the turn sequence.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2015 7:13 p.m. PST

Alan, go with David's rules. they work!
We played with nearly a 100 ships in a little over 2 hours.


The Beast Rampant25 Oct 2015 7:21 p.m. PST

You guys get to have all the fun… frown

alan L26 Oct 2015 2:16 a.m. PST

Many thanks guys!

pogoame26 Oct 2015 2:45 a.m. PST

Hi David, also interested if possible
alex underscore meyers at telenet dot be

alan L26 Oct 2015 3:39 a.m. PST

Any suggestions of sources for scenarios?

valerio27 Oct 2015 2:56 a.m. PST

Wow, that is awesome. Always wanted to use my galleys but never found a ruleset that I really like. Would it b possible to have a copy as well at v dot briani at hotmail dot com ? Pretty please…?

Vaggelis M07 Mar 2016 4:40 a.m. PST


Is it too late to ask for a copy please? My email address is: vmiliarakis at yahoo dot com

Thanks in advance!

colkitto13 Mar 2016 6:42 a.m. PST

This does sound interesting. Are these (DM's) rules by any chance available on line anywhere (to save the poor man from endless pestering … )

sotek48614 Mar 2016 9:04 a.m. PST

I'd suggest checking out the Galleys, Guns & Glory rules from Skull & Crown … we played a large Lepanto game using them and it worked out great for a game with lots of ships (~60) and lots of players (newbs). Here is a pic of the game run at a convention:


Skull and Crown blog (with link to store):

The game was also featured in Wargames Illustrated 338 (December, 2015).

Ghecko15 Mar 2016 10:58 p.m. PST

There are the Galleon rules at

Probably not what you are looking for, but have a look anyway.

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