So now that I've got 1 battle out of the way, I started thinking up scenarios, and had some questions some people might have opinions about..
Scenario 1: Surprise vs. Acheron
Ok, ok, I've watched MaC too many times. 1 on 1 fight between 2 ships with lots of additions. A very fast game, but should be good to teach new people.
Both ships will be customized according to the movie, so normal squadron and allowed additions do not apply.
6th Rate Frigate, British, Post Captain
French Privateer, Acheron,
??? I'm going to say 5th Rate Frigate but could it be bigger?
French, but follows some Privateer rules
Instills -1 command in any enemy ship within 14cm
Is there a house rule addition that gives "reinforced hull". Perhaps just give it a +1 save low for the thickness.
Not sure how the points work out, but one of the biggest things of the scenario is going to be the setup. i.e. who has weather gage, how close are they, and is one of the ships pretending to be a whaler and then gets to surprise the other one
Scenario 2: Attack on Kingston Ontario, Canada, Lake Ontario, 1812
Fictional scenario in the town I used to live in. Fort Henry (still there) defends the coast along with several towers placed along an accurate coastline, maybe some small British ships also defending against an American Invasion (it never happened there, but they were quite worried about it).
So a bunch of American frigates and a few troop ships try to make a landing near the fort to take it without destroying it.
Totally unsure how to do this one or what special rules to employ but the idea of escorting troop ships that have to drop off troops has me juiced up
Maybe have the troops disembark in boats, and the troop ship just has to drop them off, and then roll to see if they've taken the fort yet (i.e. don't worry about actual troop positions on land).