Mad for War (PDF download)
Mad for War is a gaming system for recreating 17th century naval actions with miniature ships. In an era during which much of the world as we know it was shaped, control of the seas was the most important lever of power and wealth creation. This is the age of enormous sea battles, blood-thirsty privateers and European exploitation of the New World. Giant personalities whose heroism and deeds are writ large across history will man your miniature squadrons and bring glory beyond imagination, on the tabletop at
Mad for War has been extensively play tested over hundreds of games and evolved during a thirty-months development phase. It is comprehensive in scope but intuitive to play. Using different die types for crew experience levels, the system utilizes a few flavoursome modifiers to create exactly the right level of period feel without slowing down gameplay. Actions can be fought on tables as small as 60cm square and the system accommodates massed battles with fifty ships per side on much larger tables. This book is far more than a set of rules. It is a geteway to some of the most enjoyable wargaming opportunities you are likely to encounter.
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