I finally received my very own copy of this classic last week. Am I excited? Hell yes! Mine's a very nice 1973 second edition and well worth the search. It adds to the collection (obviously) but it is also a kind of "foundation piece" as all my other books refer to it in some form. In the case of Featherstone's Naval War Games an entire chapter in fact.
|Mermaids with beers? Awesome!|
I now fully understand why it is hailed as the Patient Zero of naval wargame rules. Reading through I can see elements of these rules in pretty much every type of naval wargame I have ever played. Now I just need half a dozen like minded-individuals, some ships and a medium-large sized ballroom...