I think some of the criticism is deserved. It should have been an I-go-you-go game instead of alternating ships. (You need a chance to get a cup of tea while your opponent takes their turn otherwise you get worn out). That said, as with all GW games, it can be easily modified to be the game you want it to be. The last game I played was a scenario I made and it turned to be an absolutely brilliant game (if I do say so myself!!) - one of the closest, most nail-biting games I have ever played with some hilarious moments in their too.

It has been great to be able to bring some naval battles into my groups narrative Warhammer campaign too.