Sea warfare in the Age of Sail database
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Hi everyone!
I love sailing - in real life, and in tabletop games as well. I'm currently trying to write down my own age of sail ruleset, so my wish is to collect ALL the naval resources in a single geeklist, the biggest AoS database available right now!!!; I don't actually OWN all of them but I've played with the most renowed (Close Action, WS&IM, Heart of Oak...).
So here is my list, my spring of inspiration as well as my touchstone!

Please feel free to add more naval WARGAMES: I love to read and play sail rules and see how sailing problems are solved (or ignored...)

ps. If you want, let me know of naval card games too, maybe with a comment, because some of them may have a good point or two.

pps. The same for naval books about ship-handling in the period (1750-1830 roughly). Ex: "Nelson's navy" by B.Lavery; "Seamanship in the age of sail" by J.Harland

Thanks!
Claudio

FOCUS ON:
Same mechanics as in Wings of Glory...but this time, in the Age of Sail! Introducing "Sails of Glory", second of his brand, recently over-founded at kickstarter (as of 04/2013)!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1402889231/sails-of-glor...

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51. Board Game: Spanish Fury, Sail! [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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The Perfect Captain, 2003
Miniature rules. Set in the 16th century; easy rules still very interesting with some nice ideas and awareness of sail problems ("Naval rules rise and fall on how movement works" - ). Rules, counters & goodies absolutely free of charge: http://perfectcaptain.50megs.com/sfsail.html
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52. Board Game: The Inmost Sea: The Battle of Lepanto 1571 [Average Rating:9.25 Unranked]
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I know, galley are not so much "wind-propelled" (rather oar-propelled), but there were many kind of galleys (ex. bastard galley) and some of them HAD masts and sails, so here it is.
BTW, an interesting project.
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53. Board Game: Trafalgar [Average Rating:4.51 Unranked]
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NAC, 1982
 
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54. Board Game: Trafalgar [Average Rating:8.43 Unranked]
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55. Board Game: Trafalgar 1805. Héroes e imperios en la encrucijada [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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56. Board Game: Trafalgar [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:5625]
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Here we go, Tralfalgar by GW!! Where are the Chaos marine warriors, uhm?...ups that was Man'o'war!! Review & interactive contents here: http://www.warhammer-historical.com/acatalog/Trafalgar.html
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57. Board Game: Victory By Any Means: Fire As She Bears Edition [Average Rating:8.21 Unranked]
Claudio Hornblower
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VBAM games, 2005
Campaign-level for "Fire as she bears" game
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58. Board Game: Westminster Abbey or Glorious Victory! [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Claudio Hornblower
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London King's College Conflict SImulation, 2005
Hex map, 1hex=300 feet; 1turn=30min; SoL (only) simulation of the battle of St Vincent (1797). Nice historical analysis. Free download http://www.kcl.ac.uk/downloads/warst/jobling.cb.zip

From the same College, there is also a simulation ("Death on the Nile 1798") of the battle of the Nile (1798); hex map, 1hex=250feet; 1 turn=30min. Same quality as above. Free download http://www.kcl.ac.uk/downloads/warst/banner.cb.zip
 
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59. Board Game: Wooden Ships & Iron Men [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:746]
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Avalon Hill, 1975
"Purely for the feel of being there, this game is unsurpassed." (J.Freeman) Online you can find tons of goodies about it; you can even play it online (with some simplified rules) at http://www.youplay.it/default.asp
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60. Board Game: Naval War Games [Average Rating:5.86 Unranked]
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Book. There is also a "napoleonic period" section.
 
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61. Board Game: Master & Commander [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
Kurt Weihs
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Tacoma
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Print and play rules. Fairly simple game from Capitan miniatures. Has two other 'modules.'

Master & Commander: Frigates
and for boarding actions in 18mm...
Master & Commander: Close Quarters
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62. Board Game: Armada [Average Rating:4.82 Overall Rank:10486]
Frank Cunliffe
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1978 game by Greg Costikyan, Eric Goldberg and Sterling Hart from SPI. Published in Stratefy & Tactics #72.

The struggle between England and Spain.
 
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63. Board Game: Spanish Armada [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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2005 solitare cardgame by Lloyd Krassner from Warpspawn Games
 
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64. Board Game: Invincible Armada [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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1970 game by Edith Fenton, Elaine Fowler and Donald Koeller from Education Development Center and KDI Instructional Systems.

An educational game about the English and Spanish fleets intended to be played in an eighth grade classroom.
 
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65. Board Game: La Felicissima Armada [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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1995 web published game by Jim Wallman.

A miniatures game on the English Fleet versus the Spanish Armada.
 
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66. Board Game: Fast Play Armada Rules [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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1994 miniatures rules by Ken Fisher published in Wargames Ilustrated #178.

Rules are for the Spanish Armada period of naval warfare.
 
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67. Board Game: Armada [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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British 1925 game from Chad Valley.

From the description: "The object of the game was to shoot down and therefore sink your opponents sailing ships using balls fired from two working lead cannons."
 
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68. Board Game: L'Invincible Armada [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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2007 game by Roberto Morraglia published in Vae Victus #75.

Naval battles in the English Channel between England and Spain.
 
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69. Board Game: Battlegame Armada [Average Rating:5.60 Unranked]
 
Frank Cunliffe
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1988 game by Simon Farrell and Jon Sutherland from Macdonald & Company.

Strategic game where Spain's objective is to capture London.
 
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70. Board Game: Trafalgar [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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Game published by Action Games and Toys.
 
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71. Board Game: The Battle of Trafalgar 1805 [Average Rating:3.29 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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2004 game by Kelvin Robertson from Port and Starboard.
 
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72. Board Game: Trafalgar [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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2005 cardgame by Lloyd Krassner from Warpspawn.
 
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73. Board Game: Battle of Trafalgar (1805 AD) [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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2003 game by Matt Fritz from Junior General.

An educational game intended for classroom use by middle school students.
 
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74. Board Game: Lepanto [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:8347]
Frank Cunliffe
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Lansdowne
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Abstract game published by CEFA (Celulosa Fabril S. A.).

Identical to Waddington and Parker Brother' 1971 game Campaign only with naval graphics.
 
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75. Board Game: The Battle of Lepanto [Average Rating:6.20 Unranked]
Frank Cunliffe
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2011 game by Robert Cowling published by Decision Games in Strategy & Tactics #272.
 
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