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Battleship Captain (1st Edition)

Battleship Captain (1st Edition)
Category: War Games
Publish Year: 2007
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.375"
Restockable: No
Type: Ziplock

Description

Battleship Captain is a simulation game depicting ship vs. ship combat in the era of the battleship. The game covers warships produced in the pre-dreadnought (1890-1906), dreadnought (1906-1919), and World War II (1920-1945) eras, providing gamers the chance to replay a virtually unlimited number of historical or hypothetical scenarios occurring during the six decade "golden age" of the battleship.

What's Included: Over ONE THOUSAND individually rated warships (light cruiser size and larger) from over twenty of the world's navies, from the three eras represented in the game, on twenty-two counter sheets; 150 generic destroyer and merchant ship counters; 56-page comprehensive rulebook containing standard instructions applicable to each major period, plus separate chapters with "era specific" rules, Ship Rating Index, designer's notes, over thirty scenarios; scenario guidelines folder; over 300 color game markers and playing gauges; and three Reference Cards. This is a full, complete game... nothing else is needed to recreate surface combat over the entire period!

Battleship Captain is a "miniatures" game system with scenarios played on the tabletop or floor, using the rules and ship counters provided. (You may freely substitute metal miniatures if you wish.) The game emphasized playability, as players maneuver their ships and try to defeat the enemy. The counters (measuring 2.5" x 5/8 inch) are printed in black ink on different colored cardstock, and need to be mounted and separated prior to play. Game scale is seven turns per hour, and 1000 yards per inch. Ships are rated, right on their counter, in the following categories: name, nationality, ship type, year, flotation, stern-broadside-bow fire ratings, movement, armor, and nine "special characteristics" ratings, plus an overhead scale view of the ship's deck.