This is my second solo game using the Post Captain rules. I have found these to be mostly very historical (for this land lubber anyway) and satisfying set of rules, especially for solo play. I use acrylic markers to designate boardsides (red/orange flames &smoke), previously fired and reloading markers (simple smoke), and flames when a ship catches fire. I use just card stock and my writing for sunk, strike, etc.
Scale is 1:1200.
Here is a brief summery of my twenty (20) turn Post Captain battle.
The order of battle:
"Republicain" (Red Check hull) 110-gun (1st Rate)
"Pluton" (Ochre hull) 74-gun (3rd Rate)
"Scipion" (Red hull) 74-gun (3rd Rate)
"Artemise" (Red Check hull) 32-gun (5th Rate)
"Victory" (White flag) 100-gun (1st Rate)
"Captain" (Red flag) 74-gun (3rd Rate)
"Thunderer" (White flag) 74-gun (3rd Rate)
"Seahorse" (Red flag) 38-gun (5th Rate)
The opening position with the French having the weather gauge.
(Please forgive my paperwork on the table. Distracting, I know.)