Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fletcher Pratt's Naval War Game is...

...awesome!

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...

Cheers,
Millsy

8 comments :

  1. Bloody hell, that's a find alright! How many pit traps, ninjas and crocodile-infested rivers did you have to contend with to get your hands on it?

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  2. What a great find! And quite the bodacious mermaid on the cover. Enjoy the read. You do know that real men play Fletcher Pratt outdoors big scale!
    Cheers
    PD

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  3. A grand find. Go on do it properly! You know you want to..

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  4. Are we to see a nautical twist in the challenge entries from now on? ;)

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  5. That's a pretty darn nice find! Any ships lined up in the queue then?

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  6. Great to see you added that to your collection, Michael. I do like that mermaid logo too - looks like it may have been inspired by an Old Salt's tattoo :)

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  7. Millsy
    I don't know if you follow his blog or not, but Tim Gow over at http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.ca/search/label/Fletcher%20Pratt%20Naval%20Wargame
    is something of a Fletcher Pratt guru.
    Cheers
    PD

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