Nautical Tabletop Month

Wargaming, as well as being a recreational pastime, has been used as a military tool for planning and training since the late 1700s. These days, when most people think of wargames, it's usually associated with Space Marines or high fantasy races doing battle, but there is still a huge community and a booming industry around more historical wargaming as well.

This month sees the final weeks of an incredibly successful Kickstarter, Blood and Plunder Raise the Black from Firelock Games, and also the release of the fantasy nautical wargame, based in Mantic's Kings of War setting, Kings of War Armada. But there are also several other sea-based wargames already in production, along with many existing wargames with nautical factions. So we thought we would celebrate this with a Nautical Tabletop Month, where we'll look at loads of existing sea-based wargames and board games, talk to the companies and developers behind them and also look at loads of other products with sea themes.

So prepare to set sail, and join us on this journey on the high seas.

Exclusive TechRaptor Feldherr Discount

As part of the season we have an exclusive Feldherr Discount for use in any purchase on the Feldherr website. Check out our FSLB150 article for details.

TechRaptor World of Warships Codes Giveaway

As part of the season, we have an exclusive World of Warships giveaway going on until the 11 December 2020. You can see all the details and enter here.

Nautical Wargames - Interviews

ASoIaF T MG Greyjoy

A Song of Ice and Fire TMG Greyjoy Interview

With House Gryjoy recently announced for A Song of Ice and Fire Tabletop Miniatures Game, we wanted to know more about how the nautical fa
Kings of War Armada

Kings of War Armada Matt Gilbert Interview

One of the inspirations behind our Nautical Tabletop Season is the newly released Kings of War Armada from Mantic Games.
Blood and Plunder

Blood and Plunder Mike Tunez Interview

Blood and Plunder was an incredibly successful Kickstarter for Firelock Games (and our review is coming tomorrow).
Dystopian Wars

Dystopian Wars Developer Interview

The 3rd Edition of Dystopian Wars was initially planned for this year after Warcradle acquired the property.

Trafalgar Mark Latham Interview

If you've been following our Nautical Tabletop Season, then our next interviewee's name and work has come up a lot throughout the season.
Pirates of the White Sea

Raging Heroes Pirates of the White Sea Interview

Raging Heroes recently started up a 3D printing Patreon, and their first month was so successful, they've since released them as miniature
The Drowned and the Damned.

The Drowned and the Damned Developer Interview

The Drowned and the Damned is an upcoming fantasy ship wargame from the creators of Pirates of the Dread Sea.

Abyssoul Fausto Palumbo Developer Interview

Abyssoul's range of miniatures caught our eye for their unique character.
Sails of Glory

Sails of Glory Developer Interview

Following up on our Sails of Glory review, we caught up with the games'
Black Seas

Black Seas Gabrio Tolentino Interview

Following up on our Black Seas review, we caught up with the games' designe
Doom Pig Miniatures

Jon Webb Doom Pig Miniatures Interview

Doom Pig miniatures is a brand new endeavor from Jon Webb, a hobby veteran and professional painter who's worked across the wargaming industry.
Man O War

Man O War Interview Andy Jones

To start our celebration of all things tabletop and nautical, we decided to speak to a wargaming legend, Andy Jones.

Nautical Wargames - Features

world of warships virtual fleet week

World of Warship's Virtual Fleet Week is a Spin on an Old Tradition

Veteran's Day came and went, and one can safely say it was a bit quieter this year.
Deep-Cut Studios Sea Mats

Deep-Cut Studios Sea Mats Showcase

Deep-Cut Studios produce a range of incredible gaming mats and as part of our Nautical Tabletop Season, we wanted to showcase some of the
Feldherr FSLB150.

Feldherr FSLB150 Ship Storage Solution

Wargaming ships are notorious for having delicate parts that stick out, and Feldherr has the perfect solution for travel and storage prote
The Army Painter

Army Painter Gift Sets Guide

With all these awesome ship miniatures, you'll want to get them assembled and painted. The Army Painter

Nautical Wargames - Reviews & Previews

Kings of War Armada.

Kings of War Armada Review

Kings of War Armada is a ship wargame by Mantic Games, set in their fantasy Kings of War setting in the world of Pannithor.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar Idoneth Deepkin

Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Idoneth Deepkin Bloodsurf Hunt Preview

It wouldn't be a Nautical Tabletop Month without flying sharks, and the best place to find them is in Warhammer Age of Sigmar's masters of
Bushido Jung Pirates Starter Set

Bushido - Jung Pirates Starter Set Preview

The Jung Pirates just received the biggest miniature in Bushido to add to their force, so we take a look at the Jung Pirates starter-set a
Malifaux Brine and Bones

Malifaux - Brine and Bones Preview

Brine and Bones is a pirate-themed alternative Nightmare Edition version of Malifaux's Molly Crew.
Blood and Plunder

Blood and Plunder Products Guide

Blood and Plunder from Firelock Games is a wargame set in the 17th-Century, with an upcoming expansion that moves the timeline to the 18th
Blood and Plunder

Blood and Plunder Review

Blood and Plunder from Firelock Games started life as a successful Kickstarter and has since had 2 expansions, including the most recent s
Oak & Iron Expansion Sets

Expanding Beyond Oak & Iron

Oak & Iron is a ship tabletop wargame that lets you recreate fierce battles in the age of sail.
Lost World Exodus Wrath of the Nautilus

Lost World Exodus - Wrath of the Nautilus Preview

Lost World Exodus an upcoming wargame from Warcradle, that while it has a very different setting, is entirely compatible with their other
Merchant and Marauders: Broadsides

Merchants and Marauders: Broadsides Review

Merchants and Marauders: Broadsides is a 2-player standalone game, set in the world of
Oak & Iron Core Set

Oak & Iron Core Box Review

Oak & Iron is a tabletop wargame set in the age of fighting sail, 1650 to 1750.
Verge of War Space Pirates

Verge of War - Space Pirates Preview

We take to the infinite sea of space as part of a crew of the Space Pirates in Verge of War, a wargame with a living storyline.
Merchants and Marauders

Merchants and Marauders Review

Merchants and Marauders is an open-world board game, where play and exploration is completely open and players can try to achieve victory
Victory at Sea Battle for the Pacific

Victory at Sea Battle for Pacific Review

Victory at Sea from Warlord Games is a tabletop wargame that lets players fight sea battles during World War 2, 1939 to 1945.

U-Boot Review

U-Boot is described as an app-driven board game, but it is more of an immersive experience.
Sails of Glory

Sails of Glory Starter Set Review

Sails of Glory does for nautical wargames what X-Wing does for space combat wargames and provides an awesome easy access game wit
Forgotten Waters

Forgotten Waters Review

If you came here for thematic pirates, then you’re in the right place. Forgotten Waters is an app-driven narrative board game.
Black Seas Master and Commander

Black Seas Master and Commander Review

Black Seas from Warlord Games is a tabletop wargame that lets players fight sea battles during the Golden Age of Sail, 1770 to 1830.