Post Captain is an Age of Sail rules set (Stew did a smashing review on them over at his blog) for 1700's era-ish naval battles. It's involved, but not so convoluted in specific teeny rules that there's a lack of flow in how the game plays.
Stew got to came over with his gorgeous tall ships and we played a fun game of British (Me) versus the French (Stew), with two ships to control each. This was my 2nd time playing the game and after the first turn we pretty much had a good flow for each turn.
Here's some pics of the game in lieu of me boring you with a detailed (As detailed as this addled memory could provide) run down. In the end, the French 3rd rate (Smaller ship) took a relatively minor beating and struck the white flag early on, which was unlucky for Stew. Then after that, it was a small matter of pounding the remaining French 1st Rate into submission.
As history would show us, Britannia rules the waves! (This time.)
|Set up, with the Brits at the bottom. Each pair being lead by their smaller 3rd Rate vessel.|
|Close up of my brave navy.|
|My 1st Rate, the Royal Sovereign. That rigging!|
|And 3rd Rate, the Spencer. Stew did a bloody lovely job putting together and painting these beauties.|
|Always start off the game with long range shots. Just cos.|
|Then whilst you reload, get closer cos those long range shots are typically misses.|
|Closer range and the French 3rd Rate calls it quits after some rather mild damage taken. Not one to stereotype, I'll do it anyway - bit typical really.|
|The surrendered French 3rd Rate is left to await capture as a prize and the British 3rd and 1st Rate vessels hunt down the damaged French 1st Rate.|
|It was only a matter of time before the remaining French ship threw their hands up under the pummeling of two British ships of the line. Another prize for Admiral Dai!|