Hey dude, I can copy and paste from TMP as well
! Seriously, with a moniker like yours, I sorta expected a response.
Otherwise, and as I said on TMP, in many respects, that's the point. Other gamers will say "X, Y and Z" rules are just too damned complex and detailed for the level of combat represented. I want to command the entire Franco-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar, not tell each gun crew what shot to fire.
It's really a personal preference issue vice a good or bad game. That's why some ACW folks play Across Deadly Fields, and others play Fire & Fury.
As much as possible I try to eliminate the personal preference aspect from my reviews, or specifically say its a personal preference for me, not necessarily a defect in the design.
Ciao, Colonel Bill
PS: I really, REALLY wish someone would do the various Ango-Dutch naval wars. The movie the Admiral really got me stoked on DeRuyter and company