Therefore, what you will not get in Trafalgar, with sixty ships in the combat area, is a lot of overly detailed fiddling around with rigging and sail arrays – that part of the ship’s handling is now simply defined by one of three modes of sail deployment: low, medium and full. There is rather more detail assigned to combat, because, if we are honest about it, that is why we are playing the game in the first place – to experience a battle, not a regatta.
Category: Naval Warfare
Battleships Do Not Themselves a Battle Make – A Study of Naval Warfare in the Great War Era
by Paul Comben In the heady and desperately deluded days of August 1914, the doubts of the few were readily drowned out by the confident