I really liked Man 'O War and the system used for the mechanics of the game. Nice and simple and the game ran smoothly.

The armies had a nice variety between ships and you really only had a small playing area.

The only reason for the lack of interest in players that I can see was the numer of models available for each race and also the models were very fragile.

Now with the Pirates of the Spanish Maine (Rebellion) game out it is a simple game similar to Man 'O War but is hugely popular.

Hmmm, time to dig it out again.