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caird316220 Jun 2023 5:12 a.m. PST

I've always loved Tumbling Dice's 1/2400 naval ranges and was considering their Spanish Armada ships.

It's never a period I've gamed before so wondered if someone could point me in the direction of fleet lists (from any rules/scenarios). I'm hoping to do some generic/'what if' games rather than a particular action.

Particularly interested in the ratio of ships present in each fleet e.g. what would be the ratio of small/medium/large galleons, how many caravels/carracks etc.

Dexter Ward20 Jun 2023 5:45 a.m. PST

The Peter Dennis Armada book with cut out ships comes with all the ships for both sides, and a nice set of rules

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2023 7:47 a.m. PST

This is a list of the Spanish fleet. Can't swear to the accuracy of it all but he lists some pretty reliable sources so probably OK.


This is a list of the English ships in the 'counter armada' the following year which gives a similar level of detail.


Beware when using tonnage to compare sizes as Spanish tonnage is calculated in a different way to English tonnage. A simple ratio to correct the difference isn't possible but a 500ton English ship would be a good deal larger that a Spanish one of the same given tonnage.

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