5 Games for a Master and Commander Themed Game Night

Recently I had the urge to watch Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World again and found myself totally immersed in the world of Napoleonic era sailing warfare. It got me to thinking, where are the games that recreate this world? With books like the Master and Commander series and Hornblower as well as science fiction re tellings like David Weber's Honor Harrington series I would have thought that there would be a number of games on the subject but I couldn't find many, if any.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to find 5 games for a Master and Commander themed game night WITHOUT using pirate themed games.


Try Cape Horn (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/134). It's got a nice combination of tile-laying and action points mechanic and once you've figured out how to work the 'prevailing wind' aspect of the tiles, the strategy can be quite good (look a move or two ahead and put a foul wind in your opponents' path)

Ouch, no pirates? Not even one? That's evil.

But evil in the best possible way. We'll definitely add this one to the bank o' challenges and pull it out when one of us is getting a little too uppity!