Dreadnought is a two-player simulation of surface naval warfare in the period 1906 to 1944 with the primary emphasis on the role of the all big-gun battleship (Dreadnought) in fleet actions. Historical and non-historical battles and naval campaigns are presented. Essential elements of surface naval warfare are recreated, including gunnery, torpedoes, ranging, damage control, formation handling and fleet coordination.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
from Carmarthen, Wales, UK
Review: A fairly simple game about battleship warfare in the early 20th Centary. Uses an abstract combat system that nevertheless helps players to concentrate upon fleet tactics in the larger engagements. I would suggest only fighting 1 or 2 ships a side to learn the rules before graduating to the main scenarios.
The campaign system is the real test of an admiral's prowess allowing players to not only choose their own fleet but deploy them as they see fit.