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Is Post Captain just GQ 3 with sails?!?

Aug 19 2015 08:41 PM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 Products

First, to clear up some misconceptions. Post Captain (or PC) is NOT GQ3.3 with sails. While the rules, logs and charts are similar in format (and it does use GQ3.3’s D12s), the mechanics are generally not (the gunnery system is vaguely similar, but not directly so). Obviously, the game mechanics used for WWI and WWII don't translate to AoS! To use the family analogy, if General Quarters 3.3 and Fleet Action Imminent are siblings, then Post Captain is the third cousin, twice removed (PC gets invited over for Thanksgiving and Christmas and not much else!).

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Does General Quarters work for the interwar per...

Jul 29 2015 06:27 PM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 Articles

Question posted at ODGW.com from Naval gamer.

“I am interested in war gaming the pacific theater from War Plan Orange in the 1920 through WW2. I have the following questions:

1. General Quarters 3.3: Does it contain enough ship data to play the US and Japan through this time period?
2. Does the Sudden Storm supplement contain the ship logs needed for that conflict, or is it just a campaign game with scenarios?
3. To model a USN - IJN conflict in the mid 1920's would I need Fleet Action Imminent?

Thanks”


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Post Captain - Shore Raiders

Jul 09 2015 11:20 AM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 News

Ahoy Mates... An Age of Sail table top wargame for swashbuckler Captains waiting for their ships to set sail....


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This is the last teaser for Post Captain. It WILL be available for purchase at


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Also available at the ODGW Store starting July 16th!

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Post Captain Bonus Ship Files...

Jun 30 2015 08:13 PM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 News

Ahoy Mates... A soon to be released Age of Sail table top wargame for swashbuckler Captains waiting for their ships to set sail....

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The new POST CAPTAIN 1793 – 1815 age of sail addition to the GENERAL QUARTER’S fleet will be accompanied by more than 75 pages of FREE Bonus files. These will be available to folks who have purchased and registered their game on www.odgw.com. (Registration is free!)

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Post Captain Master Index Pt 3 Shore Raids Chap...

Jun 20 2015 10:23 AM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 News

Ahoy Mates... we're back with the third and last installment of the Master Index for Post Captain... Shore Raids.

ODGW will be releasing Post Captain on or about July 16th 2015.

While we wait for the ship to come to port we're checking out the Master Index of Chapters in Post Captain. This index covers the Basic Game, Advance Rules and Shore Raids. The index in its entirety will be one of many free Bonus files available to gamers who have registered their rules on ODGW web site.

The last portion of the Master Index is on Shore Raids. Shore raids are a time honored means of extending sea power ashore. Warship detachments can land suddenly, without warning, to capture supply and weapon caches, destroy signal stations, storm shore batteries and isolated forts, and assist cutting out expeditions. Repeated raids in divergent locations frustrate an opponent and tie up valuable military resources needed elsewhere.

Listed below are the chapters you can expect to see for more adventurous captains..

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Thanks for reading. Look out for more Post Captain information coming soon.

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Post Captain Master Index Pt 2 Advance Chapters

Jun 14 2015 06:14 PM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 News

Ahoy Mates... we're back with the second installment...

ODGW will be releasing Post Captain on or about July 16th 2015.

While we wait for the ship to come to port we're checking out the Master Index of Chapters in Post Captain. This index covers the Basic Game, Advance Rules and Shore Raids. The index in its entirety will be one of many free Bonus files available to gamers who have registered their rules on ODGW web site.


Welcome back to our index preview. Next is the Advance Rules. Listed below are the chapters you can expect to see for more adventurous captains..

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Thanks for reading. Look out for the next installment - Pt. 3 Shore Raids rules, coming soon.

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Post Captain Master Index Pt 1

Jun 12 2015 10:43 AM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 Products

Ahoy Mates...

ODGW will be releasing Post Captain soon and while we wait for the ship to come to port I've scavenged a couple goodies. Over the next couple weeks the Master Index for Post Captain will be released. This index covers the Basic Game, Advance Rules and Shore Raids. The index in its entirety will be one of many free Bonus files available to gamers who have registered their rules on ODGW web site.

First up in the Index are chapters for the Basic Rules.

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Thanks for reading. Look out for the next installment - Pt. 2 Advance rules, coming soon.

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Age of Sail Clear Acrylic Ship Bases

Jun 06 2015 10:05 AM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 News

Announcing new Age of Sail clear acrylic ship bases with etched wakes...

ODGW is pleased to announce new additions to our line of clear acrylic ship bases. These bases are designed with a different wake pattern more inline with a ship underway with wind power rather than mechanical power.

There will be FOUR new bases added to accomodate Sloops, Cutters, up to Man of Wars. The bases are sized 4" x 1.5", 4" x 1.25", 2.5" x 1", and 2" x 1".

ODGW is launching a new series of age of sail bases to add to their inexpensive ready-to-use clear acrylic ship bases. These are available in a variety of sizes for sailing miniatures designed by Jim O’Neil. Ship bases are particularly important for sailing miniatures as they tend to be unstable with their tall, proportionally heavy pewter masts and sails. In addition, bases protect miniatures from getting too close together and damaging projecting yards and bowsprits.

The ODGW bases are clear, so they blend in with what ever gaming surface being used and each features etched bow waves and wakes. Corners are rounded to avoid snagging miniatures on the gaming surface during movement. Simply glue the completed miniature on the base and you’re ready to go. Add a small paper rectangle with the vessel’s name or code in the wake to aid identity. No need to paint the sea surface or dry brush the foam. What could be easier? Spend your valuable time detailing your ships, not finishing bases.

These will be available by Historicon (July 16th) to order from our on line store.

Pictures will be posted as soon as we get them in.

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Post Captain Pending release...

Jun 06 2015 08:56 AM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 Products

Post Captain... a great new Age of Sailing game brought to you from the creator of General Quarters 3.3



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Sudden Storm

Jul 18 2011 06:49 PM | Kenny Noe in GQ3 Products

Sudden Storm is a fast moving campaign of the 1937 naval war between Japan and the US recreating the full range of surface, air and submarine warfare in both operational and tactical operations. It enables you to explore the challenges admirals on bot...

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Sudden Storm Released!!

Jul 12 2011 01:20 PM | CinC in GQ3 News

We have just released Sudden Storm, a naval and land campaign book in the General Quarters III Decisions at Sea series, about a hot war between the US and Japan in 1937. There is no radar, electric torpedoes, PT Boats, 24" Type 93 "Long Lance...

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GQ Modified Fire Damage

Jul 21 2008 01:25 PM | ODGW Admin in GQ3 House Rules

The amount of damage a fire produces seems out of proportion to how much damage fires actually did versus time. One way of modifying this to a more realistic level is to say that each fire only causes one-half a hull box of damage each round. This brin...

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Introduction to Fleet Action Imminent

Dec 12 2007 03:54 PM | ODGW News in GQ3 Articles

Welcome aboard again, shipmates. This time we navigate World War One waters, a fascinating voyage through the early Twentieth Century era ruled by the big gun battleship. It also saw the emergence of aerial and submarine weapons that would come to domi...

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Fleet Action Imminent

Jul 09 2009 02:56 AM | ODGW News in GQ3 Products

The Fleet Action Imminent (General Quarters World War One) loose leaf product integrates with the ODGW support policy. Each copy comes with its own unique registration serial number, which players use to gain access to private access are on the ODGW we...

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The Solomons Campaign

May 01 2009 02:24 AM | ODGW News in GQ3 Products

The Solomons Campaign charts the battle for Guadalcanal and the Solomons in 1942, through an innovative campaign using naval forces. The ground campaign is handled abstractly as a by-product of the naval struggle over the waters off Guadalcanal, which...

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Royal Netherlands Navy Supplement

Jul 17 2007 02:32 AM | ODGW News in GQ3 Products

This downloadable Supplement includes: all the RNN ships, plus several "What-Ifs," including a Dutch purchase and refit of HMS Tiger ABDA Ship Data Sheets, including the oft-requested USS Omaha-class Dutch aircraft and ACC logs Th...

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