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Admiral Rich Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Hi David,

During the final year of development and testing, we realized that the signaling system could easily be used with most other naval gaming systems, so we opted to publish it as a separate title as opposed to including it as part of the Rulebook.

Gamers who may already have a favorite set of naval wargame rules should seriously consider adding the the AOTF signaling system and the AOTF Signal Deck to games they play when a more realistic simulation of a fleet action is desired. The rules are easy to learn and add a dimension that some may not appreciate until they experience games using them.


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Wargame Vault announces the availability of:

From Seekrieg

Watermarked PDF – $17.00 USD
Softcover, Premium Color Book – $19.00 USD
Watermarked PDF + Softcover, Premium Color Book – $32.00 USD

AOTF – Flag Officer's Handbook

Admiral of the Fleet (AotF) is a fast-play system for naval miniatures wargames, focusing on medium to large surface fleet actions during the 1880-1945 period.

Flag Officer's Handbook: 50 pages of rules and diagrams plus printable signal-card deck (67 cards) and Flag Officer Signal Book Sheet.

The FOH explains in detail how the cards can be used to add a new dimension to your naval gaming experience by introducing this innovative method for aspiring flag officers to command their fleet on the game table. Contents include:

  1. A Brief History of Signaling
  2. Naval Formations
  3. Commanding Your Fleet
  4. Maneuver and Action Signals
  5. Useful Information for the New Flag Officer
  6. Catalogue of Flag Signals
  7. Using the Signal Deck with Other Game Systems
  8. Printable Signal Card Deck

You can signal your divisions, squadrons and flotillas to execute a pre-determined battle order, turn in succession by division, alter course 3 points to starboard, distribute fire from the left, attack the enemy van, and even perform a battle-turn (Gefechtskehrtwendung)!

Required to play AotF, but can also be used with other naval wargame rules.


The print version of the Flag Officer's Handbook does not include the printable signal-card decks. These are available only in the PDF version or can be purchased separately as professionally printed poker-size card decks also available on Wargame Vault. Each deck contains 67 coated, professionally-printed, poker-size cards and is highly recommended. Two decks (one for each commanding admiral) are needed for play.

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