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In the next few days I’m going to begin posting some further information about “1805: Sea of Glory”. I’m going to post an “after action report” that follows actual historical events from March 25 to July 21 as seen through the lens of the 1805 game system.

In March, French Admiral Pierre Villeneuve broke out of Toulon and headed to the Spanish port of Cadiz. There he rendezvoused with Spanish Admiral Don Federico Carlos Gravina. Together, with almost twenty sail of the line, the combined fleet broke out into the Atlantic and headed for the West Indies. Horatio Nelson, who had been watching Toulon, miscalculated and sailed east towards Egypt, thinking that was Villeneuve’s target. Once he realized his mistake, the British fleet turned west and Nelson began the long chase to the Caribbean.

Villeneuve avoided Nelson in the West Indies and sailed back to Spain. Outside Ferrol the Allied fleet (now 20 sail of the line) meet British Admiral Sir Robert Calder’s force of 15 sail of the line and the battle known as “Calder’s Action” took place.

The AAR will be posted in three parts over the next couple of weeks. It will highlight the key rules of the game system: weather, blockades, fog of war, spotting and interception, Trans-Atlantic crossings, wear, the weather gauge, crew quality, the influence of admirals, signaling during battle, prizes and wrecks, etc. The playtest group is currently reviewing the AAR for accuracy and completeness. Once they have had a chance to see it and make comment, I’ll post it here to BoardGameGeek and to ConsimWorld.

Fair winds,
Phil
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Thanks for posting here!

A lot of other publishers and designers just give a link to some other website that is hard to navigate or figure out... we really appreciate the extra effort to add preview material!
 
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Part 1 of 3 has been posted, and Part 2 has been uploaded (awaiting approval from admin).
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Part two is now available for download. Also available is part of the combat chart (important for following along while you read part two).
 
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Part 3 of "Calder's Action" is now available in the files section.
 
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Thanks so much, these are great. This is the type of stuff that definitely makes me more likely to preorder.
 
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