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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Dec 2018 5:37 p.m. PST

Do you have a favorite naval engagement?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Dec 2018 6:05 p.m. PST


Yellow Admiral05 Dec 2018 6:46 p.m. PST

No, just a really long list of battles I would really like to game some day. The entire AWI would be a good start….

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 7:23 p.m. PST

Flamborough Head

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 7:38 p.m. PST

Battle of Chelsea Creek

BW195906 Dec 2018 3:46 a.m. PST

Lake Erie. "We have met the enemy and he is ours "

22ndFoot06 Dec 2018 6:29 a.m. PST

Nile and Trafalgar.

Buckeye AKA Darryl06 Dec 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Lake Erie!

coopman06 Dec 2018 6:55 a.m. PST

Any of the battles with Old Ironsides involved.

Old Wolfman06 Dec 2018 7:15 a.m. PST


Costanzo106 Dec 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

Any from Anglo Dutch War

Mr Astrolabe06 Dec 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

I tend to play frigate/small ship skirmishes, but Trafalgar was a classic due to the asymmetric nature of the forces meaning either side had a chance of victory depending how those forces are managed, and of course it wasn't just a line of battle slugging match.
Battle of the Nile was good for the fireworks!

21eRegt06 Dec 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

The Nile
Lissa (frigate action)
Chesapeake Bay

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

I favor the Anglo Dutch wars. With Firelock Games coming out with ‘Oak and Iron' I am looking forward to trying this era with these period specific rules. Unlike the battles above, these conflicts are more evenly balanced for gaming.

Vincent the Librarian07 Dec 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

Any from the AngloDutch Wars

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2018 11:58 p.m. PST

Battle of Chesapeake Capes

Cursd Captain09 Dec 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

Seconding Lissa. An interesting match up with the last generation of ships and weapons in the AoS

At the other end of the timeline, the balance between boarding and shooting at Ponta Delgada.

Jake R11 Dec 2018 10:15 p.m. PST

Well, being from upstate New York, and my dad actually being born in Plattsburgh-- I'd say one of my favorites is the naval aspect of the Battle of Plattsburgh (Lake Champlain) in 1814.

But, American battles aside, I'm a sucker for frigate action, and love the underappreciated and dramatic Mauritius Campaign of 1809-1811, where it actually seemed France had a fighting chance with the Royal Navy. Frigate battles and amphibious assaults; can't get much more interesting than that!


Weirdo14 Dec 2018 6:40 a.m. PST

Chesapeake, definitely. Without it, no USA.

After that, Campeche. Steam always beats sail? Psssh, hold my beer and WATCH THIS.

AdmiralHawke27 Dec 2018 9:28 p.m. PST

Quiberon Bay. :-)

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