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Hey You15 Feb 2018 5:45 p.m. PST

Are there any rules that would handle this small naval action? The Mamluks had 7 gunboats to vs. the French with 3 gunboats and a galley and the Le Cerf (I have no idea what type of ship that was).

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 6:06 p.m. PST

Check w/ Jeff Knudsen at 'War Artizan' he ran a game last year SYW maharatta navy vs should be up his alley.

Charlie 12 Inactive Member15 Feb 2018 6:49 p.m. PST

Post Captain would handle this action. The rules were designed with small actions in mind. In fact, we just recently did some Danish vs British actions using these rules.

4DJones15 Feb 2018 10:52 p.m. PST

Second Knudsen.

Hey You16 Feb 2018 5:05 a.m. PST

Thanks all. I am looking at Knudsen this morning and will look for Post Captain after work today.

whitejamest16 Feb 2018 6:44 a.m. PST

I agree with Charlie that Post Captain would give you a very exciting, nuanced game of this match. To me the game is a good balance of realistic detail that still moves along well.

I've never played Jeff Knudsen's rules, but if they are as well thought out as his kits I bet they're a good set.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 6:51 a.m. PST

Jeff uses "Away Boarders" for his 'Dhowboys and Indians' games. Like all Jeff's rules they are deceptively simple and elegant, allowing you to concentrate upon period tactics.

Here are some inspiration. Sale is 1/300:



Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

This article on the battle describes the Le Cerf as a chebek.


And a chebek (or more commonly xebec) was:


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