|Unfinished but usable|
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Saturday, 21 November 2015
S&S is easy to pick up and remember with virtually no need to refer back to the rules. This was particularly assisted by the Charlie Foxtrot Models customised measurement stick marked with specific movements and ranges, an idea I will be stealing for other games. After just one game I was able to drive a lot of the next one.
Monday, 16 November 2015
Monday, 9 November 2015
|Monitor vs Merrimac|
The fascination began as a child when, inspired by one of Don Featherstone's books, I scratchbuilt from plasticard models of the Merrimac and Monitor. They certainly weren't accurate scale models but I think they captured the look and feel. An indecisive game between two ships, however, was rather unrewarding.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
|Merchants at the far end, pirates to the sides, safe harbour|
on nearest edge.
The idea was that a diverse group of merchant ships should have to make for a fortified harbour at the other end of the table. If multiple players had been available they would have competed to get their ship home or make captures, and turns would have been regulated by drawing cards . As it happened the game was played by only two people. The objectives still stood. The merchantmen needed to make the harbour entrance and the pirates needed to capture, not destroy, the merchant prizes.