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Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

We think so! We did a little Sails of Glory game at our club today and had a lot of fun!

A little report of the game is on my blog at this link




jowady04 Mar 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Looks nice, personally I love Frigate Actions.

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2017 8:08 p.m. PST

Me, too.

Jim Selzer Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

depends on what rules you use

loved frigate games using Wooden Ships and Iron Men or Don't Give up the Ship rules

jowady05 Mar 2017 7:15 p.m. PST

Jim Selzer,

Definitely, a rule set designed for fleet actions isn't going to work, but WSIM of Ship o' the Line (the miniature rules that inspired WSIM) or a game like Close Action or it appears Sails of Glory which I will admit I haven't played yet) or indeed any game that allows you detailed handling of a single ship will allow you to really reenact Frigate Actions.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 12:03 p.m. PST

Depends on the rules. I like fleet actions, but it s my preference. Per above you need the right rule set per above. If I did them I wold use the biggest models, preferably 1/300.

goragrad06 Mar 2017 12:24 p.m. PST


Rockatansky Inactive Member06 Mar 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

does anyone know if there is a place to download don't give up the ship? i have wooden ships and iron men and have been reading through it. but i'm still in the experimental stage and i like comparing rule sets!

Charlie 1206 Mar 2017 6:55 p.m. PST

My group has done a lot of frigate (and smaller) actions using ODGW's Post Captain. The rules are designed for that level of action and give a very good game.

epengr Inactive Member11 Mar 2017 12:56 a.m. PST

I think "don't give up the ship" is available on scribd. I don't understand that site, it still seems sketchy, but it's appearntly legit?

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

Define "fun."

Depends what you're trying to achieve.

Frigate actions are great for 'rivet counting'(should that be 'plank counting'?) rules that don't work for fleet action games.

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