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2011
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2 − 4
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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12 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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When Lions Sailed (WLS), designed by Joseph Miranda, is an intermediate-complexity wargame of global naval conflict in the 17th century. That era saw the beginning of a naval technology revolution that set the pace for Western expansion over the next two centuries. The game can be played by two, three or four, each representing a different nation: Netherlands, England, Spain and France.

Each game turn represents one year. Each operations phase represents several weeks of campaigning, depending on the overall tempo of operations at any given time. Each ship unit represents six to 12 vessels. Each regiment represents about 1,000 men. The game system is an evolution of the one used in our earlier games: 1066, Hannibal’s War, andFrederick’s War.

Special rules cover such things as: initiative, revenue, negotiations, outfitting and reinforcements, fleet organization, fog of war, plunder, leaders, treasure fleets, founding colonies, pirates, ship ratings, gunnery, damage repair, forts, neutrality and belligerence, prize money, mercenaries, raking attack, line ahead tactics, marines, articles of war, company charters, honors of war, letters of marque, circumnavigation, the wind gauge, fire ships, admirals, and more. The turn sequence is as follows.

1) Initiative Determination Phase
2) Exchange Phase
3) Negotiations Phase
4) Outfitting Phase
5) Operations Phases

    • a) Movement Segment
    • b) Naval Combat Segment
    • c) Land Combat segment
    • d) Plunder Segment
    • e) Treasure Fleet Segment

6) Revenue Phase
7) Sudden Death Victory Check Phase
8) End of Turn Phase

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Strategy & Tactics Edition
Publisher: Decision Games (I)
Artist: Larry Hoffman, Joe Youst
Year: 2011
Product Code: DCGST268
Size: 8.50 x 11.00 x 0.40 inches
0.86 pounds
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1 game module file for iWARSIM
A game module file for iWARSIM (Windows & Mac OSX). The module file can be opened and played by iWARSIM, http://gold.natsu.gs/WG/iwarsim/index.html
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2011-06-01
9 When Lions Sailed (S&T 268) Marker Sheet
This one-page pdf contains the descriptions for all the Campaign Markers on one sheet, which may be printed and laminated for easy reference.
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4 Treasury Point Log
Just a quick table to track your TP's in When Lions Sailed.
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