Poseidon's Warriors

Poseidon's Warriors : Classical Naval Warfare 480-31 BC

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Description

Poseidon's Warriors is a set of wargaming rules for large-scale naval actions between fleets of Classical galleys from the Greek and Persian clash at the battle of Salamis to the battle of Actium that decided the fate of Rome. With so many of these battles taking place around islands or in narrow channels and shallow waters, sneaky tactics and cunning manoeuvres are a hallmark of warfare of this era, and the rules use an integrated turn system to allow a commander to position ships to go in and ram without being rammed in return, or to employ feints and traps to tempt the enemy out of position and leave his ships vulnerable to a follow-up strike. With data for ships throughout the period, rules for famous admirals, historical scenarios, a campaign system and a brief historical summary for those who wish to refresh their memory of the era, Poseidon's Warriors offers everything players need to bring to the tabletop the battles and campaigns of the first great age of naval warfare.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 5.08mm | 214g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 36 col 2 b/w
  • 1472814185
  • 9781472814180
  • 79,386

Table of contents

Introduction/ Organising A Fleet/ Game Equipment/ Turn Sequence/ Winning/ Advanced Rules/ Naval Warfare in the Ancient World
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Review quote

"I liked these rules so much that I played a couple games with some hand drawn cardboard counters (thank you Peter Dennis for the inspiration!) and then I placed an order for some 1/1200 galleys. I can whole heartily recommend you do the same!" - Cigar Box Battle

"Poseidon's Warriors succeeds in arming players with all the knowledge needed to refight the first great age of naval warfare in miniature." - Toy Soldier & Model Figure

"The value of [Osprey Wargame] books is unbelievably good. Generally, $20 can get you an interesting ruleset with great artwork." - Jacob Stauttener, Must Contain Minis
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About John Lambshead

John Lambshead is a retired senior scientific civil servant who has worked for the British Museum of Natural History, Southampton University, the University of California, and the Royal Society, with more than a hundred scientific articles to his name. He is also an experienced author and game designer, having written for Baen Books, Games Workshop and Warlord Games amongst others.

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Roechling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy. For more on Giuseppe, please visit his website at www.g-rava.it
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