Both sides race towards each other in a meeting engagement. British on the right, French on the left.
Disaster strikes for the British as the HML Anfield is brought down in the opening salvo of the game.
This is a very well done game by Catalyst labs. Retail is $80, getting you the starter set with 4 French and 4 British ships, all the dice, rulebooks and 2 gameboards. The game had been in development for over 4 years and after many, many delays and production snafus finally released earlier this year. It was originally slated to be $60, which is a great price for a game this good, but $80 seems to me a tad high. Enough to make me debate getting it, I guess...
The fluff is excellent, the ships are well done, and the art and presentation are top notch. Everything is presented with a very "real", subdued approach that helps with the suspension of disbelief. Overall I would rate this game an 8/10, I highly recommend trying it out.