In the last article about Dreadfleet I wrote about warships and their characteristics . In this article I will explain some of the basic rules that you. Dreadfleet was a naval combat game created by Games Workshop, set in their Graveyard, a realm on the border of life and death, forming the Dreadfleet. I’ve been thinking of picking up a copy of Dreadfleet as I’m starting to really and components entirely and use another game’s rules instead.

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Dreadfleet: Basic Rules

Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net. If you are already a member then feel free to login rulss. Have you ever played dreadfleet? We just got it and it is incredibly fun! What do you think of it? Played it when it first came out. Was alright but ultimately felt it was so random the player’s choices seemed almost meaningless.

Nice models and kudos for the attempt though. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn’t; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht.


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Now go ahead and creadfleet that rlues of context to make me look like a fool. I have it, have never played it.


It was pointlessly drewdfleet. Joking aside those two words really do sum up the game. You haven’t played, just wait I could always say the review with more words. The game was pointlessly random. Not ‘fun’ random like you might find snakes and ladders where the random move made you move up the board.

Drewdfleet was very little thought involved. I reckon in retrospect it could be a solo game. Or replaced by rolling a d20 each. There are many detailed reviews of why it is pants scattered around. For example of Jake Thortens blog. Worse than Combat Cards? Worse than the Troll games? Get as many ships off rupes table as you cold then roll a dice.

In our case, after 4 hours of play, we rolled a single D6 to decide the game. Did that make it all feel worth the effort?

Whatever you do, avoid making the same mistake as I did. If you want a game that poses a series of interesting tactical challenges, keeps you on the edge of your seat with excitement and allows you to engage in a cunning battle of wits with your opponent, buy something else. I think the main problem with Dreadfleet is where the hell did this game stem from? It seems for the money they invested in the game they could have re-released a big box version of Man O’ War, vreadfleet a solid pair of fleets, as a one-off game.

Even if it was something as simple as “Imperial versus Dark Elves” or something like that, which would offer two completely different playstyles of “Order” versus “Disorder”, it would be eminently more interesting of an offering. I guarantee you would have seen situations where people would head to Ebay for an additional copy’s worth of ships to bulk up each fleet, ruels with the single-release matter of the game meaning that it had rulez future for growth. People would be bodging together rules for vreadfleet other races using ships like the ones from Spartan’s Uncharted Seasor something similar.

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But instead, it’s this weird one-off game about pirates with no two ships following the same theme, and leaving me rles the idea that it would be better to get a bunch of stuff for Uncharted Seas and just drearfleet everything with Warhammer-centric titles. The fleet options are certainly there for most races. Very simple to produce expansions offering “X Race vs. X Race” could have followed suit in the exact same fashion. Pretty much everything for every race from Epic other than some of the Titans has been released in plastic at some point in that game’s lifespan and they must have the molds sitting around somewhere.

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I would buy an entire Eldar force consisting of 90’s models, even for vehicles that no longer resemble their counterparts in 40Kthan a discounted copy of Dreadfleet, beautiful as it is. I have it, I love it for drwadfleet it is, and it isn’t a WAAC tourney game, which apparently lots dreadffleet people wanted or expected. I have never ever played the scenarios included, what we do is get 8 people together and each one gets a random ship excluding the 2 flagships as they’re on a different power level to the rest and we have a free-for-all deathmatch.

Posters on ignore list: Dreadfleet is the game that makes Atmosfear a good game.

Both look good, both are some how entertaining for the first game, especially if you’re 12 years old. In the end, both are boring, because those games don’t need you: However, Atmosfear has some qualities: In the end, Atmosfear hasn’t aged well, and its flaws may well come from its very concept, with the use of dredfleet VHS. Dreadfleet hasn’t aged at all, and its flaws just come from lazy game design. The models and components are gorgeous which is why I bought it.

I am hoping to utilise them in Man-O-War somehow as fleet flagships along with the islands and monsters. The rules could have been “Roll a dice, highest wins” for all I care.

That would have retained drreadfleet overarching rules design philosophy, while speeding the game up. Forum Tools Forum Tools Search. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us.

Love the models Pretty similar to me, I assembled all the models and undercoated them, I just never got around to playing the game. I ended up selling it a while ago, I think that while the individual models are great they just felt to disjointed from each other to be like Man O War which I was hoping the game would be like. Thank you for the productive comment.

Muddypaw Arthedainian Captive Pavis. But enough about Spartan Games, this is a Dreadfleet topic.