When the Navy Walked - Quick Play is a very surprising product. It is surprising to me because I have looked at a number of these "quick-play" rule sets and I have NEVER seen one that was complete. When the Navy Walked - Quick Play is a COMPLETE Rule set. It really IS everything you need to play the game.
Not only did the rules actually being complete surprise me, but the quality of the PDF and the rules also surprised me. Quick-Play rules are usually "down and dirty". By that I mean, I don't expect to see a lot of fancy graphics or art. I surely don't expect to see one of a kind COLOR photos of Steam Punk miniatures battles in progress. Yet, this Quick-Play has all of that. At 46 pages, it comes in at a little more than half the size of the main rule book, though.
That might make you wonder what you are missing by getting the Quick-Play rules instead of the Full rule-set. Well, you will just have to keep wondering -or- you could read my review of the core rules. Without going into details, you miss out on TONS of theme and alternate history; lots more battle pictures with some absolutely incredible miniatures; and the precise numbering system that ALL war game rule books should have. (i.e. 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2 etc.)
This last item, is to me, the reason that I give this product 4 stars out of 5. You have all the rules, beautiful pictures, a taste of the theme, BUT you do NOT have the war game rules reference numbers that ARE in the Core Rules.
This system is really cool! If you like the Steam Punk genre and you like (or maybe could like) miniatures games, then I really think that either this or the core rules is a must have product. Check it out!