PRE-DREADNOUGHT NAVAL WARFARE:
These rules are suitable for use with all standard
wargaming miniatures, including our line of naval pre-dreadnought ships sold
here at the WTJ Store which are
available in four scales: 1/1500, 1/1800, 1/2400 and 1/3000. All text and
combat charts needed for game play are included below, the rules are
completely free and no purchases are required.
Rules: Version 3.05 (November 23, 2018)
Includes all rules and outlines needed for game play.
- Full Text
- Printing guide and
revision Index A list of changes, corrections and additions made to
Battlefleet 1900 since its creation.
Combat Charts Download and print sides
one and two on any standard printer. Read the overview for a step by step guide
through each table on the chart. Note that the rules text commonly defers
explanation of chart related mechanics to the overview page, so it is an
important part of the rules, not just a simple guide. The Fast Play version of
the chart generates a higher rate of hits for a quicker game.
- Standard version
Side 1 &
- Fast Play version
Side 1 &
- Overview of combat
Turning Circles & Firing Arcs
Download and print the sheets that correspond to the game scale you are using.
The templates are used to aid movement and fire resolution during game play.
Read the overview to learn how to use these valuable tools.
- Small scale Sheet
- Medium-small scale Sheet 1
- Medium-large scale
Sheet 1 &
- Overview of firing arcs
Logs Download and print the gunnery log
and ship log on any standard printer. Read the overview for a step by step
guide on how to fill out a vessel's log sheet. Consult the scale page for a
list of game scales and speed conversions.
Ships Values Cross-indexed below are pages
of ship statistics by nationality and type, each of which include all of the
details required for game play. The battleship lists also include coast defense
battleships and monitors. The gunboat lists also include sloops, minelayers and
other light vessels. The destroyer lists include torpedo boats and torpedo
gunboats. See the value key for definitions of the entries shown in the
lists and the formulas page for a detailed outline of how to calculate
your own ship values.
- Gunnery Log
- Overview of ship log
- Scale Page
Message Forum Visit the wtj_wargames Yahoo! Group for general historical
discussion or to learn more about our wargaming rules and miniatures.
Optional Rules A large
selection of optional rules used to add realism to pre-dreadnought naval
battles. Including sea conditions, minefields, collision rules and more.
Combat Scenarios A section
dedicated to combat scenarios for the pre-dreadnought era, with an emphasis on
Battlefleet 1900 and WTJ Naval miniatures.
Glossary Confused by naval
terminology? Don't know what a sponson is? Browse through our short glossary of
potentially mysterious words and phrases.