Naval Wargames: Board Games
Sea battle is probably the most famous board game on the theme of ships and sea battles, but, unfortunately, the classic sea battle has nothing to do with the realities of sea battles. It takes more than a piece of paper and a pen to experience the spirit of sea adventures, gusts of wind and the smell of gunpowder. The Bombat Game company in 2012 released the military-strategic gaming system "Admiral", which opened a whole line in the segment of naval board games.
The history of the creation of the progenitors of the game Sea Battle and the Admiral
Sea battle is a game that has spread thanks to the military. Many of the most famous naval commanders practiced headquarters naval games. Often these games had a very significant set of rules that determined weather conditions, allowed and possible maneuvers, hitting an opponent, and so on. There are many interesting facts related to this type of simulation of naval operations. A well-known story is connected with the Russian-Japanese war, when in the headquarters game of 1900, Admiral Virenius, commanding a Japanese squadron, defeated the Russian Far Eastern fleet, starting an operation without declaring war from Port Arthur! And 4 years later, the Japanese started military operations in the Far East just like that, amazing!
Oleg Petrovich Orlov was a well-known popularizer of naval wargames, who systematized the experience of staff games and described a fairly simple game system that allowed children and adults to play naval war games and allowed them to simulate most of the tactical techniques of the sailing fleet. Games Naval Battle, Admiral, Treasures of an Old Pirate - basically contain a similar system of movement of ships around the map using a weather vane to determine the direction of the wind, but besides this, our naval game system also covers many other elements of naval battles: the assault on fortifications, boarding the ship, group battles, simple and complicated shooting rules, maneuvering the ship, crossing T and much more!
Which nautical board games should you choose?
Of course, we recommend that you buy the games Sea Battle and Admiral or Treasures of the old pirate:
- Sea Battle is a game for novice sailors, in it all ships are real sailing ships: 2 Battleships, 2 Galleons, 2 Frigates and 2 Brigs. This game is good for children 6-10 years old who need simple rules and a game time of 10-15 minutes will not be tiresome. Nevertheless, even in this game there are two levels of rules, for a cabin boy - very simple, and for a real sea wolf who dreams of becoming a captain!
- Treasures of the old pirate and the Admiral are 2 games on a single game system, they can complement each other. There are already 3 levels of rules and more elegant mechanics of movement and shooting. This is already a real sea chess, where there is a place for tactics and strategy.