SERENISSIMA - Naval Wargame Rules for the 16th century Period,
covering the period between the Battle of Prevesa in 1538 and the Battle of
Lepanto in 1571.
Serenissima is designed to be user friendly and easy to understand. The rules give an authentic result with a reasonably short time and include all the aspects of warfare at sea during the Renaissance period.
As was the case at the time, warfare 'under oars' predominates. However, should players wish, mechanisms exist to allow their vessels to go into action under sail or a combination of sail and oar.
Statistics for all the main vessels of the peiod, whether oared, sailed or combined, are covered, so players have a wide choice as to the composition of their fleets.
Serenissima is a full,
as opposed to a fast play rule set. However, it was felt unnecessary to give
comprehensive sailing attitudes for vessels under sail. Their rudimentary
sail plans meant that unless the wind was favourable (generally from the
quarter or astern), they tended to anchor to await better conditions.
If you require any more information, e-mail Rod at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01726 882805.
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