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rhacelt02 Dec 2023 10:49 a.m. PST

I have always been a huge fan of Wooden Ships and Iron Men. I have not played it in years and when I saw the Black Seas game with the miniatures I thought I would give it a go. It is not a bad game but it lacks the detail of Wooden Ships and Iron Men. I was wondering if anyone had ever tried to combine the rules? I like the miniatures but not sure haw best to use them with Wooden Ships and Iron Men. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2023 11:40 a.m. PST

If you like the WS&IM rules, get a hex cloth and use "Wooden Ships" with the Black Seas miniatures. I played tons of WS&IM with ship models back in the day.

stephen m02 Dec 2023 6:09 p.m. PST

79th +1

I also have the expansion (or supplement) Ship O the Line which adds detail including some to allow smaller ships (I want to do Great Lakes battles).

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2023 7:00 p.m. PST

I used the original gameboard with miniature ships. Don't have the Black Seas ships so don't know if they would fit.

rhacelt03 Dec 2023 7:42 a.m. PST

With the size of the ship models I would need something with pretty big hexes. Not sure where I might find that. I am wondering if I would be able to use the movement procedures from Black Seas and everything else from Wooden Ships and Iron Men?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Dec 2023 2:42 p.m. PST

You'd probably need a 4" hex mat and a big table….

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