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Welcome to Playtesting!

Hello and thank you for joining the playtest group! Here's what you need to know about the game and how to provide feedback.

Download Files

Here is the rulebook and supporting materials for your consideration. Please let me know your impressions and feedback so that I can improve the system! There are two files to download:


Dreadnought: Great War At Sea - ALPHA Rulebook

Password: Emden1914

Print and Play Pack (Ship Cards, Tokens, etc) - ALPHA Pack

Password: Sydney1914

Getting Started

If you're setting up your first playtest game try using the following parameters:

Fleet Size: 50 points (or just use the starter fleets below)

Mission: Sortie

No Advanced Rules


For quick play, I'd suggest using:


British Starter Fleet:

  • HMS Glasgow

  • HMS Ortanto

  • HMs Momouth

  • HMS Good Hope


German Starter Fleet

  • SMS Gneisenau

  • SMS Scharnhorst

  • SMS Dresden

  • SMS Leipzig


If you've played a game of Dreadnought I need to hear from you so that I can improve and develop the game further into a better system. Please take a moment to fill out a Google form ( for each game that you've played.


I'm also keen to get your feedback here on the group as well. Community discussions around clarity and interpretations of rules are essential for making the game better, so please don't hesitate to post up your thoughts and comments here!




Your time on and off the Dreadnought battlefield is greatly appreciated! Thank you!



Mike Haught



I need your help to make Dreadnought: Great War at Sea is a fun and engaging experience for players. If you've played a game with the rules below, please, please, please take a moment to fill out the feedback form below. Thank you!

Dreadnought PDF Downloads


This is the most current edition of the Dreadnought: Great War at Sea BETA testing rulebook. Please have a read of it and post back any feedback or questions you might have! 

(Password: Emden1914)

(Password: Sydney1914)

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