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  • #172601
    carojon
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    This weekend I and friends from the Devon Wargames Group played our first game in our French Revolutionary/Napoleonic War campaign at the Legionary Show in Exeter hosted by the Exmouth Imperials.

    We had a great time playing the game whilst chatting to familiar faces and visitors to the show interested in seeing a large age of sail game played with 1:700th models and we got a surprising result as well, that leaves the end of 1793 with a very positive result for the French and all to play for for the British going into 1794.

    If you would like to know more and see pictures from our game together with a summary of the ideas behind the campaign using the board game Sovereign of the Seas from Compass Games, then just follow the link to JJ’s

    https://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2022/05/all-at-sea-french-revolutionary-war.html

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #172604
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Interesting use of the boardgame. How was the game balance switching between boardgame and miniature game stats? With the ship rating system I’m thinking minimal difference?

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #172640
    carojon
    Participant

    Hi,

    Yes the translation of ships in SOTS to ships on the table is very straightforward and the only requirement is to randomly assign crew and admiral qualities to each ship, which KMH facilitates easily and then assign damage states to the ships in SOTS based on the damage stats for KMH which again is easy as those stats are in percentage levels easily transferable one to the other.

    Play testing as we are will prove the concept and so far, one turn of play in I can see no real issues.

    Other AARs will follow as we play through to 1805, with a year out somewhere between 1799 and 1802 for the Peace of Amiens, and then I’ll have a better idea and can publish the various rule conversions at the end if others want to give it a go.

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #173445
    AdmiralHawke
    Participant

    Great stuff JJ. I love seeing a campaign game. I hope you manage to maintain the momentum and the battle reports of your splendid ships, even if this particular battle was a dismaying defeat for the British.

    #173476
    Patrice
    Participant

    Nice ships and battle!

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #173477
    willz
    Participant

    Fantastic display of modelling and wargaming, thanks for sharing JJ.

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