Board & card game for 2 players.
18th Century Naval Combat
Abstract skirmish level Ship combat.
Each figure represents a single Ship (unit).
You win if you Sink the opposing Flagship.
Use an 8x8 chessboard.
Use chits or miniatures to represent Ships.
Each Player has 4 types of Ships.
FLEET UNIT TABLE
# Type Hits
1 Flagship 4
2 Ship of the Line 3
2 Frigate 2
3 Sloop 1
# = Number of that type of Ship you start the game with.
Hits = Number of Hits that type of Ship has.
Each player places one Ship on each square of his back row.
Ships may not stack.
Players share a common deck.
Players take turns.
Each turn has 3 phases:
1. Orders Phase
2. Maneuver Phase
3. Fire Phase
Draw 3 cards.
Max hand size = 5 cards.
If the deck runs out, shuffle the discard and draw from it.
Discard excess cards.
Play (discard) a Move card to move one of your Ships.
The move card has a number.
This is the number of spaces the Ship moves.
Moves can be diagonal or orthogonal.
Instead of moving just one Ship in any direction, you have the
option of moving one or more Ships forward the indicated number of
spaces using a single move card.
Play (discard) an Attack card to have a Ship attack.
The attack card has a number.
This is the range of the attack.
Attacks can be diagonal or orthogonal.
Every attack does 1 point of damage.
Use Chits or coins to record damage.
A ship reduced to zero Hits sinks and removed from the board.
Your opponent may play (discard) Defense cards to negate your attack.
CARD LIST NOTATION
M = Movement
A = Attack
D = Defense
X = Special
K = As a Knight would move in chess
Type = Purpose of card
Dam = Damage (inflicted or prevented)
# = Number of that card in the Deck.
Card Name: # Range Type Notes
Boarding Action 2 1 A
Surrender 2 1 A Only vs Ships with 1 Hit left
Canister 2 1 A
Grapeshot 2 2 A
Bow Rake 2 2 A Only by ship that moved this turn
Broadsides 2 3 A
Roundshot 2 4 A
Chainshot: Dismasted 1 2 X Target can no longer move
Barshot: Dismasted 1 3 X Target can no longer move
Hot Shot: Fire 2 - X Attack does 1 extra damage
Breeze 5 1 M
Winds 4 2 M
Sail 3 3 M
Break the Line 2 K M
Gust 2 4 M
Reload 2 - X Draw 2 Cards
Rally 2 - D
Refuse Battle 2 - D