Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Trafalgar Test Battle - The Conclusion
Overall, the battle went to the French with the following tally:
Sunk: Conqueror (3rd Rate), Orion (3rd Rate), Agamemnon (3rd Rate, small) and the Frigates Phoebe and Macedonian.
Taken as a prize by the French: HMS Victory (oh the shame)
Sunk: Bucentaure (2nd Rate), Orion and Lion (3rd Raters)
As for the Trafalgar ruleset, I liked them but need to get a better grasp of the finer points of fleet movement. The game was really won for the French in the first six moves before contact. The importance of maneuver makes sense from a historical perspective, but all the advantages seem to go the way of the French early on. Once the basics of the rules are understood the game plays very fast and is suitable for larger fleet actions
The use of an iPad for damage tracking was a big success but the spreadsheet tool i was using needs a good bit of refinement.