Battleship Captain 3rd Edition
BATTLESHIP CAPTAIN, 3rd Ed. is Minden's tactical naval rules system that simulates surface naval battles occurring from 1890-1945, the golden age of the battleship. The system emphasizes historicity and playability. Using any of the popular scales--such as 1/2400, 1/3000, or 1/6000--players can simulate is Minden's tactical naval rules system that simulates surface naval battles occurring from 1890-1945, the golden age of the battleship. Ships are rated individually and authentically.
The rules come published as a book. Its 110 pages contain everything you need to play--save for a pair of two six-sided dice, some measuring tapes, and sufficient floor or table space. The core instructions common to the entire 1890-1945 period provide the basic game system. Specific rules applicable to each of the three distinct eras represented--the Pre-Dreadnought, Dreadnought, and World War II eras--give added detail and characteristics unique to that period, whether that be gun range, sailing formations, torpedo effectiveness, or any number of other factors. Optional rules cover a myriad of topics, such as weather, merchants, mines, shore bombardment, command control considerations, ammunition expenditure, and more, which add layers of realism to the game without sacrificing playability.
BATTLESHIP CAPTAIN, 3rd Ed. is a complete miniatures gaming system. The book (8.5" x 5.5" format) is illustrated, and contains standard and optional rules, all game tables, over thirty scenarios, individual ship ratings (over 375 comprehensively rated warship classes from 20 nations, 1890-1945), Designer's Notes, system rationales, and detailed examples of play. You may play the game using your own miniature ships, or you can create your own, using the 108 1/3000 scale facsimiles provided within the book's pages. Ship types include battleship, pre-dreadnought battleship, coastal battleship, battlecruiser, armored cruiser, heavy cruiser, light cruiser, protected cruiser, destroyer, destroyer escort, frigate, corvette, merchant, and armed merchant cruiser. (See Ship Key, below, to see what the counters look like, and how ships are rated.)
BATTLESHIP CAPTAIN 3rd Ed. has been designed to be authentic in feel, yet easy to play. The 2nd edition of the game has been out of print for some time. This edition adds some new features while keeping the essentials of previous editions.