Matapan: The Naval Battle for Greece, Mar41
A Note on Copyright
Matapan: The Naval Battle for Greece, Mar41 is COPYRIGHTED -- NOT Public Domain -- and FREE under the following conditions:
- Schools, libraries, and museums are free to make and keep copies for in-house educational use or nonpermanent loan/circulation ... in gratitude for the fine education and research assistance I have always received from such institutions.
- An individual is free to make one personal copy of Matapan: The Naval Battle for Greece, Mar41 for his/her own personal use.
- All other rights -- including publishing rights -- are reserved to me.
Matapan: The Naval Battle for Greece, Mar41 is dedicated to ...
A. The people of Greece who endured great hardship supporting Britain's and the Allies' war against Nazi aggression and tyranny.
B. The servicepeople of the Britain and the Commonwealth and Greece who fought that defense.
C. My children Rebecca, Robert, Rohan, and Johanna, in the hope that they may never have to go through a world war:
The more we learn about the Second World War, the better our chances that it will be the LAST world war.
A Request: If you do assemble and play this free game of mine, PLEASE let me know at ELCOAT@hotmail.com what you think of it and whether, after more than a couple games, you think one side or the other has an advantage. Thanks!
And now: Here are the Matapan: The Naval Battle for Greece, Mar41 components, to print off and assemble so that it may be played. Players-students will also need a single six-sided die (or chits numbered 1-6, to be drawn out of a hat) for the randomized combat results tables.
First is the game at 40mis/64kms per hex, which may be better - faster and more realistic as far as ship speed - than the earlier 30mis/48kms per hex version:
- Final draft of the Rules in Rich Text Format. These will probably be revised from time to time. I'm posting their date on them. 1May18 clarifying Italian bombardment of Maleme airfield and Suda Bay harbor.
- The ships and air unitsI recommend printing them off on large 11x17/A3 sheets, but then you need to use that size for the ship status sheets too, as well as the larger map halves. 19Mar18
- Matapan standup task force markers. Print off onto an 8.5x11/A4 size sheet of cardstock, score fold lines, scissor out, and glue bases. 7Jan19
Here are playing aids for both versions:
And now the earlier 30 mile per hex game version:
More comments by myself and others about the game can be read on Talk Consimworld Com and BoardGameGeek.
If you are a friend, and/or if you would like to share info and ideas about military and naval history and game designing and cardstock model shipbuilding, and/or you have any questions about Lion's Lair feel free to e-mail me at ELCOAT@Hotmail.com
Thank you for your interest in the game ....
1May18, rvsd 7Jan19