Title: Man 'o' War
Description: Anyone know about it?
elderino - April 3, 2007 08:57 AM (GMT)
I was reading about warhammer related things on wikipedia
(great site by the way) and I discovered a little game called man 'o' war. From I could understand its a games workshop game where you fight with ships on the seven seas. Its not produced anymore but does anyone know where you can get rules and ships and the like. Also is there a newer reproduction of it? or is there going to be?
Geep - April 3, 2007 09:45 AM (GMT)
The only place you may be able to get Man 'o' war stuff is from E-bay, but it'd be rare and expensive now.
The General's compendium (now also rare) used to have ship rules, though it was only for bigger boats and i didn't like the rules much
They're releasing 'Mighty Empires' soon- mainly a heap of hex tiles for campaign maps, but it will supposedly have a book with it too- may have some ship rules.
I've worked on a few versions on ship rules now- not too hard to make up rules. You could look to battlefleet gothic for some basic ideas (i think its rules are downloadable and free now)- reminds me, I should get back to my boats...
elderino - April 3, 2007 09:51 AM (GMT)
Ok cheers. Probably a bit too expensive for me now that I take a look :sad: Stupid trying to collect warhammer without pocketmoney. Stupid lack of pocket money. Anyway thanks
Servant of Isha - April 3, 2007 11:51 AM (GMT)
YAY! Mon o' War!
Older forum members may remember me spontaneously asking new members if they knew/had played the game, trying to find other people that had.
Though I wasn't around at the time of it being around, a couple of people at our club were and still play it, and roughly 2 years ago they introduced a couple of us to the game. It's relatively expensive, but if you're lucky not overly so compared to warhammer. You have to be vigilant on e-bay though.
I have a large elf fleet (1500pts, a significantly large value at this game as it was meant to be played at 2000pts. This is sort of the equivalent of 3000pts of warhammer, though obviously far fewer models). I also have small skaven and slaanesh fleets (500pts each).
It's a great game in my opinion, but it takes patience and a bit of money to get a fleet, and then you need to know someone else who plays. As far as getting a fleet goes, if you want to get into it try and find someone selling a whole fleet. You should be able to get 1000pts for £100. If you buy things seperately though they'll be very expensive.
The one bad thing about the game system is that it is very dependant on templates, so you need quite a bit of space to make sure they don't get knocked everywhere.
Servant of Isha.
WinterGuardian - April 3, 2007 09:54 PM (GMT)
when my group played with boats we made up our own rules, they were more designed for ship-to-ship boarding though, not really for shooting cannons back and forth
it wasn't that hard as long as it's fair for everybody, like this
Dwarfs: slower but durable, boarding is harder becuase of all the defense
Wood Elves: i used canoes, they were harder to hit but easier to sink from shooting, also slower but much more manouverable
Beastmen: rafts, more deck space, but no defense, it made boarding really easy too
Empire: basically normal ships
so those were the idea's we used and they were pretty fun, but if you want really ships fighting ships instead of just a regiment or two on each boat then you may want to think of something else