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    Default Yo ho from the West Coast

    I will not really be able to play until the reprint of the starter this June but since I have picked up a few ships and some accessories, as well as delving into the rulebook I was encouraged to sign up for this site now.

    I am an avid Wings of Glory WWII player, with a focus on the Pacific and really into the board game hobby, with a Euro preference. Sails looks interesting on a ton of levels.

    So, what are the waters like here?
    When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.

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    Welcome to the Anchorage!

    I'm myself in Sweden but intrude on these American waters from time to time.

    I hope you will find Sails as much fun.

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    Bonjour, Scott.

    Welcome on board.

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    Welcome, Scott

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    Welcome aboard Scott!

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    Welcome to you Scott, from Bristol UK. Any questions just asl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokhuah View Post

    So, what are the waters like here?
    Welcome to the Anchorage from the Admiralty Scott. You will find all your shipmates a fine bunch of seamen.
    As far as your question about the waters, I can only answer for the Environs of the offices of the Navy Board. In there they are deep and muddy.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Thank you for the welcome gentlemen.

    It seems like the Sails starter is completely unavailable everywhere. I heard there was going to be a new printing available in June, as I mentioned above. Is this true?

    Has anyone popped up on Anchorage from California?
    When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.

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    June is down as the nominal release date so going by reprints being quicker off the block than new series, I would expect to see them about the end of July at outlets.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    On the books Scott we have the following members from California.

    However, As you can see only three have posted this year, and 23 have never posted.

    I have highlighted the members who have been active during last year or this.
    Hope this helps.
    Rob.

    Brian Collins
    02-23-2014 0 03-25-2014 03:40
    BRIAN DUNBAR 01-09-2014 42 01-20-2016 06:59
    Brigman 01-06-2015 3 02-05-2015 00:00
    CHFoster 09-09-2015 0 09-09-2015 14:42
    ckc1stcav 08-09-2013 0 03-05-2014 22:27
    Codrus 01-11-2014 0 03-08-2014 08:25
    Corsair 02-02-2017 5 Today 07:37
    cptwalker 10-03-2016 0 10-06-2016 03:37
    Davedj 04-17-2013 0 12-27-2013 23:06
    doctoryes 12-03-2014 0 12-07-2014 07:10
    dotichnus 04-10-2013 7 07-21-2015 10:07
    driordanwood 05-09-2015 1 05-09-2015 22:52
    Ensignia Games 12-12-2013 0 12-12-2013 04:01
    gaslark 04-11-2014 0 06-19-2014 20:10
    GrenouilleSalÚ 04-17-2013 0 04-29-2013 23:12
    jashsu 04-11-2013 0 04-11-2013 19:07
    javaguru 10-22-2014 0 11-10-2014 16:26
    JohnN 02-18-2016 0 02-22-2016 02:43
    jpjones52 04-17-2013 0 03-07-2014 20:44
    Maine 01-23-2014 4 02-01-2014 19:39
    mdavis41 10-17-2013 63 11-23-2016 00:56
    Memnon 11-04-2016 0 11-04-2016 15:47
    pafford 06-01-2016 0 06-01-2016 05:44
    Peglegryno 01-03-2012 0 01-15-2012 00:52
    Porthmeus 03-19-2013 0 03-19-2013 16:17
    richardbliss 01-16-2013 0 03-08-2014 00:29
    SeymourGlass 06-15-2014 2 10-26-2014 20:41
    SimSportPlyr 05-31-2015 0 06-12-2015 14:21
    sotek486 01-17-2014 0 08-23-2014 05:18
    southwind723 06-01-2014 0 08-25-2014 07:21
    SWO_Daddy 07-01-2014 5 10-03-2016 20:10
    taipan 01-16-2014 8 11-12-2014 16:42
    Tiberius 10-29-2014 32 02-10-2017 01:18
    Tokhuah 04-16-2017 2 Today 05:48
    tomg 04-12-2013 1 12-03-2014 20:55
    uglyone 04-19-2013 0 03-08-2014 00:44
    USS Declaration 06-16-2015 22 07-14-2015 21:39
    VonHinnebusch 12-07-2011 21 04-23-2012 23:53
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Thank you Rob!

    It looks like Corsair signed on recently. Even though he has only 5 logs he is the most active. Locally people are playing though, someone had to buy it out. I cannot find a copy of the starter in any game store or on-line. The bigger fish to fry is trying to track down a starter at a reasonable price and not wait until July...
    When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.

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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Scott, from here 'across the pond' near Norwich in the United Kingdom.

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    Welcome!
    "Intaminatis Fulget Honoribus"
    "He shines with untarnished honour"
    -- Inscription on the pedestal of Lieutenant - Admiral Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (1607 - 1676)

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    Wink

    Caught one! Walked into a random game store and they had the starter, a bit knocked around but still in shrink.

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    The days events have long term consequences:
    -I feel that I can start posting in the general forums now because I have the game.
    -It is clearly a good idea to go into every random game store... always.
    When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.

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    Good find Scott.
    You are right about checking out game stores etc. Some of my best finds have been in back street shops at the seaside. Amongst the buckets, spades, and flotation devices you may get a very old set of that sort, reduced to clear after sitting on the shelf gathering dust for literally years.
    I got two very pleasant surprises that way.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Where in California are you, Scott?
    I'm in Sonoma County.

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    Alameda, so close-ish. Do you play at a local store?
    When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokhuah View Post
    Alameda, so close-ish. Do you play at a local store?
    No. I don't play SGN anymore and I sold my Ares ships. I like to play 1:1000 scale age of sail minis but I prefer the Post Captain ruleset, from Old Dominion GameWorks.

    But if you attend Pacificon this September, I will be there on Saturday all day in the Wargame Boot Camp area. I'll be demoing my solitaire operational age-of-sail game, "A Glorious Chance: The Naval Struggle for Lake Ontario in the War of 1812," which has made the cut for publication at Legion Wargames.

    Pacificon Game Expo Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
    September 1-4, 2017

    Historical Board Games
    Event LB-101
    Sat 10:00AM
    to 5:00PM
    (7 hrs)
    A Glorious Chance: The Naval Struggle for Lake Ontario 1813
    Presented by Gina Willis
    Solitaire, also suitable co-op. published by Legion Wargames
    No signup required.
    room for 1 players
    Demonstration, General gaming experience, Nothing required, Eighteen and older
    Description: Wargame Bootcamp - Designer's demo and drop-in play of this solitaire, operational naval boardgame in the War of 1812. Play hotseat, coop, or watch.


    I plan to take my set of 1:1000 scale 3D printed minis with me (I have every ship that was in the campaign) and set them up too, to show how players can use the boardgame to run a campaign and generate scenarios for miniatures battles.

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    Hi and welcome from Alberta

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