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La Felicissima Armada

This is a simple naval game to illustrate the flavour of naval engagements in the English Channel, where the English fleet harried the gigantic Spanish Armada as it progressed to its rendezvous with Parma’s Army in the Netherlands.

The players take on the role of English Ship’s Captains and Game Control handles the Spanish Fleet.

The aim of the players is to inflict damage on the Spanish and to use their superior manoeuvring ability to stay out of the way of the lumbering, but very dangerous Spanish men o'war.

The basic set up is each player controls one ship. They each have a sheet with the ship's statistics and information on it, and write down their movement intentions each turn, Once they have all written, Control moves all the Armada ships (without having seen the players' order), and then the players move their ships.

La Felicissima Armada introduction

Jim Wallman
Year Published
In Print
Available online (10-page PDF)


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La Felicissima Armada

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Current version is 2.1 (2012).