Hi everyone, just purchased the digital download of Post Captain and finished my first read-through. First, I want to say what an enjoyable rulebook to read. The rules seem very comprehensive and I can't wait to get some ships on the table...
Anyway a little about me. Several years ago I was a playtester for Mein Panzer, which is still my favourite WW2 miniature game. Recently I have been playing a lot of boardgames and especially Flying Colors, which is excellent for large engagements. I have just finished a biography of Lord Cochrane and had the urge to play some smaller actions. Flying Colors does have rules for individual ship and small engagements but the compromises of that system that allow for major fleet actions to be completed in a single session do not give the right 'feel' or 'crunchiness' for smaller actions. Also, on my gaming shelf is Wooden Ships & Iron Men as well as Close Action which are more detailed system but I wanted a sailing model not confined to a hex grid. So, after a few days research I came across Post Captain - so far it seems to fulfil all my requirements!
I have purchased a few kits from War Artisan, I have never done paper modelling before but will give it my best shot. Once I complete a frigate on frigate action I will post an AAR and my initial thoughts. No doubt you may see some rule posts from me but so far I feel pretty good to go.
Dave 'Trotsky' Murray