Friday, August 26, 2011

Heart of Oak arrives

I have acquired a set of rules for a new period, Napoleonic Naval gaming. I have been working on using Wooden Ships and Iron Men but Heart of Oak was recommended by Chuckaroo and thanks to evil bay I now own a copy.

Where did this come from you ask? Well back in January, J Womack of The Scattergun Gamer posted a game it forward post offering some 1/900 scale Napoleonic ship for whomever wanted them. I was the lucky recipient. The ships then made a journey of their own. First to Historicon where J Womack handed them off to Chuckaroobob and from there to me. It would seem that Historical gaming is a small world after all. The figures are from Portsmouth Miniatures .
I have only played Wooden ships and Iron men with the board game but I own it so I set about planning a game using those rules. In the mean time I bid on several copies of Heart of Oak and finally won one.
I have started reading the rules and once I get some sheets made up I will try a game. Depending on how a couple test games go I want to try and run some demo games and/or run some games at a convention. Everything is still in flux and I will probably pick up a few more ships from Portsmouth to have two even sized fleets.



Chuckaroobob said...

Hi Kids, Don't forget you only have 9 years and 10 months to put on a game using those figs. Don't make me come looking for you! C'ya, Charles

ColKillgore said...

I have started reading the rules and it may thake that long to get them down good enough to play. Being a sailing enthusiast with a good understanding of Age of Sail nautical terms and sailing techniques will be a help.