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bayonetbrant

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on: July 21, 2023, 06:57:58 PM
#UnboxingDay – Undocking UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS: South American Naval Battles in the Age of Sail, 1811-1841

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/reviews/unbox/unboxingday-undocking-under-the-southern-cross-south-american-naval-battles-in-the-age-of-sail-1811-1841/


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Reply #1 on: July 31, 2023, 03:54:15 PM
OK, so who has played anything in this series?  What did you think?

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Reply #2 on: August 20, 2023, 06:38:55 PM
I like it. Not as tactically detailed as Wooden Ships & Iron Men or Close Action which means squadron or small fleet actions play out in a more reasonable time. I don’t particularly like the Duel module; system shines best with small squadrons duking it out.



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Reply #3 on: August 21, 2023, 09:43:58 PM
I've played it a few times. It's enjoyable but I didn't love it.

It involves a lot of repetitive die-rolling for combat as each ship fires, mostly for the same range of results. Unless you track damage and results on a log, you get some pretty rough counter stacks for damage to hull and sails.

My biggest complaint actually applies to most games of sail -- with only 6 directions of sail, the nuances of sailing and station-keeping can't really be re-created.

That being said, I would love to give it a go in a con, maybe three players per side handling different commands.



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Reply #4 on: November 11, 2023, 09:40:12 AM
I played it a bunch a few years back. Good game for multiple players. Everbody takes an Admiral. Beer and pretzels fun.