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Year Published
1997
# of Players
2 − 30
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, more than 30 players
Recommended with 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, more than 30 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Naval tactical warfare in the Age of Sail, 1740-1815

Close Action is all about teamwork and out-maneuvering one's enemy by coordinating the movements of a fleet of wooden ships. You plot movement for your ships, send signals to your friendly captains, and assign crew to various tasks such as changing sails or firing the great guns. Played on a hex grid, the ships move fairly accurately and historic battles can be recreated with lots of realism. This games scales extremely well, playing as well if not better with 20 players as with 3, 4 or 5.

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This is volume #1 of the Close Action series by Mark Campbell.

The two additional volumes come in the form of scenario books and depict battles from different major conflicts. The core rules provided in the original game box are needed to play these scenarios.

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English First Edition
Publisher: Clash of Arms Games
Artist: Tom Hannah
Year: 1997
Product Code: COA970265
Size: 11.90 x 9.30 x 2.30 inches
1.50 pounds
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4 Close Action Damage Calculator
This is v2 of a comprehensive damage calculator to automate large parts of the combat resolution for Close Action games. It includes gunfire, marine fire, and boarding combat. The calculator was designed in Excel 2007 and requires the use of macros. (v2 has an expanded FGN table)
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2014-08-03
15 CLOSE ACTION (Español)
Traduccion al Español del reglamento realizada por Jesus Garcia.
Spanish
2010-12-17
10 CLOSE ACTION: GUIA RAPIDA
Guia Rapida para consulta sobre el reglamento Close Action.
Spanish
2010-12-09
5 Plantillas para jugar CA con barcos de plomo 1:1.200
Plantillas para jugar Close Action con miniaturas. Es necesario bajarse la adaptación para jugar con figuras, que por el momento solo esta en español. Tambien es necesario disponer del juego original Close Action.
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2010-12-07
5 CLOSE ACTION: Adaptación para jugar con figuras 1:1.200
Adaptación del reglamento Close Action, sobre batallas navales en la época de barcos a vela, para poder jugar las reglas con barcos de plomo escala 1:1.200. Son necesarias las reglas originales del juego de Mark A Campbell y las plantillas de ayudas al juego.
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2010-12-07
11 Fleet Preservation Rules for Age of Sail Games
These optional rules by Albert Parker help players simulate the circumstances in which in which Age of Sail fleets would disengage from a battle. The offer a historical alternative to the "last ship floating" method of resolving battles. Permission for upload was given by the author.
English
2009-10-27
17 Nautical Theme Ship's Log
A ship's log with a nautical theme to it. Why, you can almost taste the sea spray! (this version has corrected hull and crew boxes; earlier versions had only 3 columns for these)
English
2009-10-14
1 Battle of the Nile
Cyberboard gameset for the batle of Nile following Close Action rules
2008-12-28
3 Battle of Trafalgar
Cyberboard gameset for the batle of Trafalgar following Close Action rules
2008-12-28
9 ShipLogColor.pdf
New Model Ship Log (Color) for Close Action
2007-09-06
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