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jocknroll07 Nov 2020 2:44 a.m. PST

Read about Donnybrook at Sea here:


And here are some pictures of various games


Western Approaches 1651


Sfax, Tunisia 1683


Vlie estaury 1666

Grelber07 Nov 2020 9:25 a.m. PST

Many of us have read about "those far distant, storm-beaten ships" and their great battles, but this looks like something that could be really fun and interesting in a Horatio Hornblower sort of way. Something that could be a campaign, as Midshipman Smith works his way up through the ranks (or gets shot down in his first action). Also, maybe not a massive investment of time and money. Let us know how this works out, please.

Very atmospheric photos, by the way--reminds me of drawings and paintings of ships in the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s.

(Who has a print of Turner's "The Fighting Temeraire" hanging over his fireplace)

jocknroll07 Nov 2020 11:00 a.m. PST

Thanks Donnybrook is a pretty well established system with a Facebook group in excess of 700. The naval extension was long overdue. It should be available within a couple of weeks.

miniMo07 Nov 2020 11:23 a.m. PST

Looking forward to it!

Thresher0109 Nov 2020 5:43 p.m. PST

Looking good there.

Thanks for sharing your photos.

jocknroll11 Nov 2020 4:56 p.m. PST

We are nearly there with it. Should be out in the next 2-3 weeks.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 9:22 a.m. PST

so is this a new set of rules or an expansion to donnybrook?
Donnybrook has pirates so is this mainly how to fight the battles at sea with ships?


historygamer16 Nov 2020 10:47 a.m. PST

Nice water. What are you using there?

jocknroll18 Nov 2020 4:55 p.m. PST

This is an expansion.The core book does not have specific rules for ships. This also has naval characters. It deals with ship to ship combat and the use of 'soldiers at sea'. The core rules apply in most cases with little or no modification.

jocknroll18 Nov 2020 4:57 p.m. PST

Oh, and the water –

I paint these boards by hand and then finish them with yacht varnish.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 10:47 a.m. PST

thank you very much. should be a lot of fun. looking forward to it


historygamer19 Nov 2020 4:42 p.m. PST

Very nice.

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