I'm really happy with how the rules are coming along, if you are curious, you can download the rules and ship cards (for the ships at Trafalgar) from here:
Ship Cards: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f23bb7mqmjf1mxk/beat_to_quarters_ship_cards.pdf?dl=0
Two groups of pictures - the first using my SLR camera, the second using my phone. Roy Scaife has the British fleet and is actively working through rigging. I'm doing the French and Spanish fleets myself. We've both been working away on the ships. The game at KublaCon will have 38 ships total on the table.
In this game we played it on my 6 foot by 8 foot table. Ships in the game are organized into squadrons of between 2-4 ships. We used 4 ships each organized into 2 squadrons of 2 ships.
- HMS Tonnant (80 Guns) - Flagship
- HMS Minotaur (74 Guns)
- HMS Leviathan (74 Guns)
- HMS Defiance (74 Guns)
British ship cards below ...
1st Squadron (French):
- Bucentaure (80 Guns) - Flagship
- Heros (74 Guns)
2nd Squadron (Spanish)
- Rayo (100 Guns)
- San Ildefonso (74 Guns)
French and Spanish ship cards below ...
We had a great time playing through the rules that worked out very well. Both sides suffered heavy losses across 3 of the 4 ships ... and we had raking, broadsides, and all sorts of different rules aspects taking effect throughout the game.
Pictures below of the action. You'll notice we are using wake templates behind the ships. These have four purposes - first they show the current sail settings for the ship, they show the number of inches moved per segment (based on the sail setting), they have the turning radius/template build in, and finally they have a green/orange side so activation can be marked and alternated.
And phone pictures of the game ...
That's all for now folks!