After a long journey Flotilla Forward is finally released in time for Christmas! You can find it here:
As many of you know the rough draft was finished in March 2020 but Covid hit and occupied much of my time over the last 2 years. A special thanks To Chris Stoesen for editing and really polishing the final product.
For those of you familiar with Platoon Forward and Squadron Forward I consider this a tweener. You have to husband your craft similar to SF and go to and from your missions. But I was able to have blinds similar to PF. The blinds work differently than PF though; the blinds are almost always a boat/ship. You just don't know what or even if it is actually right there. This leads to tension as you approach the convoy and hope you see them first. I did away with true "false" blinds because with only 2-4 of your boats on the board the scenarios were too hard to balance. False sightings are now a random event so they are in there still. The other cool add is backgrounds for your captains. This is similar to Grunts Forward. I believe the 5 battles are all balanced and give a wide range of activities for your boats. The mission generator is a little weighted to allow some more variety than historical. You can also get "special missions" handed to you post battle. The post battle works similar to SF but with a nautical bent. Biased opinion but I am please with the results and hope you will like this work regardless if you use Action Stations, Schnell rules for Schnell boots, flaklighter or Cruel Seas. Any questions please ask. I am hopefull to raise enough money to buy some turkeys for Christmas!
Didn't make it into Flotilla Forward because I don't have a force table for the Royal Romanian Navy.