Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Memoir of Battle at Sea: Torpedo rules

Whilst working on a minor re-draft of my MEMOIR OF BATTLE AT SEA naval wargames rules, I decided to add some simple rules for torpedoes. In the revised turn sequence, these are fired after gunfire take place and before ships move.

Firing Torpedoes
Only ships equipped to fire torpedoes may do so. No ship may fire more than one torpedo each turn and a maximum of four torpedoes during a battle. Ships larger than destroyers are only able to fire torpedoes directly ahead, astern, or abeam (i.e. at ninety degrees to the ship’s side). Destroyers and torpedo boats with trainable torpedo tubes are allowed to fire at targets that are anywhere that is abeam of them. Only destroyers and torpedo boats with fixed bow tubes are also allowed to fire ahead.

Torpedoes have a range of 3 hexes and throw three dice regardless of the number of hexes the target ship is distant from the firing ship.

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