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omnicrondelicious
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Our PotSM collections are just collecting dust - the missus and I always liked but never quite loved PotSM, and we just don't play it anymore. I was reading the rules to Battlefleet Gothic the other day and thought "Sheesh, this is basically naval warfare and would probably work great with our Pirate ships... *GLEEP!* I can play other games using the PotSM ships!"

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has thought of this, but a look through the forums only turns up Man o'War, Letters of Marque (which itself is partially derived from Man o'War), and a few other PotSM variants. I'd think there are more than a few other games that the PotSM models could be used for. But I'm almost completely unfamiliar with naval games, so a bit of advice would be helpful.

The most complex wargames my wife will play are PotSM and maybe Command and Colours, so something in that range would be great. Hrm, a naval Command and Colours sounds awesome. Must resist urge to homebrew... yet another... game!

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Funny, I was just looking at these game rules wondering if these ship would work.

http://blog.sailpowergame.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/SPC...
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I was thinking about trying to adopt the minis to Wooden Ships & Iron Men. The only downside is that it's OOP, but the rules are available here on BGG.
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I've used PotSM ships for miniatures rules before. They work just fine.

Take a look at Scuppers Were Awash with Blood or S.W.A.B. here:
http://www.mapsymbs.com/wdteam.html

Or Spanish Fury: Sail! here:
http://perfectcaptain.50megs.com/sfsail.html

Trafalgar from Junior General here:
http://www.juniorgeneral.org/naval/trafalgar.html


Those are all free, and more free rules here of course:
http://www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/


One set I enjoyed a lot that was not free was Kiss Me, Hardy from the chaps over at Lard Island. I'm a big fan of the Lardy's rules so no surprise I liked Kiss Me, Hardy as well. You can pick up the pdf version for perhaps $12.

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ErnieJ wrote:
I was thinking about trying to adopt the minis to Wooden Ships & Iron Men. The only downside is that it's OOP, but the rules are available here on BGG.





It works using a Hotz Artworks felt mat with 2" hexes.
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An older post had mentioned Heart of Oak: Naval Miniatures Rules for the Age of Fighting Sail.

Here is the thread in that games forum:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/24502/posm-ships-with-heart-...
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Oh good call, now Wooden Ships was a seriously good game, even with little card counters.
 
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I didn't love the basic PotSM rules either, so I reinvented them to mimic my favourite Pirate themed game - Buccaneer.

I posted my house rules here: Buccaneer - House Rules for Pirates

Now you can race each other to treasure island, pillage for rum and get blown to mud bay, just like in the good old days!
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Here is a rule set right here on the geek:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/6466/letters-of-marque...

Needs some updating to include many of the later ships, but it works pretty well. I have played a few games using these rules.

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Right now I'm using them as a way to pimp Plunder as well as trying to find a way to use them in Merchants & Marauders but I like the idea of using them in Wooden Ships.
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Daniel Bucheger
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The ships are perfect for Pirates of the Spanish Main: Swashbuckling Role Playing in the Age of Piracy. But then, the book recommends them. arrrh Not to mention, that probably wasn't the intention of this thread
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