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Comte de Brueys
10-14-2013, 05:04
The days until the SoG release day are counted.

I wonder what would be your first command out of your own starter set box? :minis:



Due to my Napoleonic age of sail motto: "The bigger - the better", I would choose the French ship of the line. :steer:

7eat51
10-14-2013, 06:27
I am drawn towards the faster frigates, as well as the smaller actions. This is especially true of the American frigates. I look forward to putting the Constitution on the table.

The Royal Hajj
10-14-2013, 07:30
Well, I've played or ran many a games now and I honestly can't decide! I like the speed of the frigates, but some of them have no real staying power once the iron starts to fly. Plus, the SoLs look so dang good on the table!

Nightmoss
10-14-2013, 09:49
For the Starter Box, most likely it will be a French SOL. . .go big, or go home. :happy:

Still hoping we see some Spanish ships within the next year as well?

Hobbes
10-14-2013, 10:01
As I will probably start with the solo scenario (unless I can persuade my wife, which is highly unlikely), I will end up commanding two SoLs in my first game and this, if I remember correctyl (I know I can change) would be the french.

Gunner
10-14-2013, 11:55
That's like putting a Sam Adams Boston Lager and a Sam Adams Octoberfest in front of me and saying, pick one. So hard to choose.
But I'd have to start my journey into SGN with the firepower and elan of the British SOL.

David Manley
10-14-2013, 13:12
Whichever is the leftmost model in the box

7eat51
10-14-2013, 13:40
Whichever is the leftmost model in the box

Physically or politically? :wink:

Old Salt
10-14-2013, 13:44
Sink or swim a British ship of line

Jack Aubrey
10-14-2013, 14:42
A British Frigate of course...:steer:...a ship of the line..no!:sleep:
There is an old German advice: "Lieber rumtigern als andackeln" :happy:

Coog
10-14-2013, 14:46
Out of the box, a British frigate.

Coog
10-14-2013, 14:47
Physically or politically? :wink:

Are there any British that aren't leftmost?:question:

Gunner
10-14-2013, 16:26
Are there any British that aren't leftmost?:question:

I think not:takecover:. Or is it I not think:question:

csadn
10-14-2013, 17:22
There is an old German advice: "Lieber rumtigern als andackeln"

What's that in English? I can't find my dictionary.

Comte de Brueys
10-15-2013, 06:34
Think this should be a understandable translation:

Better to prowl around instead of creeping around.

A comparison between the speed of a frigate (tiger) and the speed of a ship of the line (dachshund).


Wobei der Vergleich ein bißchen hinkt lieber Ulrich, da ein Tiger verdammt viel größer als ein Dackel ist. :wink:

Jack Aubrey
10-15-2013, 11:59
Think this should be a understandable translation:

Better to prowl around instead of creeping around.

A comparison between the speed of a frigate (tiger) and the speed of a ship of the line (dachshund).


Wobei der Vergleich ein bißchen hinkt lieber Ulrich, da ein Tiger verdammt viel größer als ein Dackel ist. :wink:

Geht ja auch nicht um die Größe oder Geschwindigkeit, sondern um die Freiheit, alleine zu operieren.:sly:

DeRuyter
10-15-2013, 12:05
I like frigate actions, so I'll go with a British Frigate.

Jack Aubrey
10-15-2013, 12:07
That means it is better to be on your own and go free hunting (with a frigate) instaed be a part of a blockade-fleet, sailing up an down....

David Manley
10-15-2013, 13:16
I think not:takecover:. Or is it I not think:question:

I think you guys need to get out more :happy:

Gunner
10-15-2013, 13:35
I think you guys need to get out more :happy:

My smart as_ comment withdrawn.

David Manley
10-15-2013, 14:39
Thats not what meant, but no matter

7eat51
10-15-2013, 15:01
Uli and Sven, I like both of your German phrases. Thanks for explaining them to us.

I wonder if I will ever be able to pronounce them correctly?

DeRuyter
10-15-2013, 15:24
Are there any British that aren't leftmost?:question:

Certainly, you are forgetting the 'Iron Lady', the Rt Hon. Baroness Thatcher.

Eric

Gunner
10-15-2013, 15:38
Thats not what meant, but no matter

Apologies, My reply sounded hard.
I should have said, that's how I got this way, being out in the Arizona sun.

David Manley
10-15-2013, 15:58
Certainly, you are forgetting the 'Iron Lady', the Rt Hon. Baroness Thatcher.

Eric

.....and the current government :g&t:

David Manley
10-15-2013, 16:00
Apologies, My reply sounded hard.
I should have said, that's how I got this way, being out in the Arizona sun.

Didn't sound hard at all :happy:

And, TBH, you have a point there :rum:

Comte de Brueys
10-16-2013, 02:32
Most of you made a decision for RN frigates.

So my chances rise to encounter a British frigate instead of a British SoL... :sly:

:cannonboom:

Capn Duff
10-20-2013, 07:24
Ever since watching Captain Horatio Hornblower, Captain Blood and the Sea Hawks as well as playing WS&IM I have been wanting a simple set of ship rules, hopefully SoG will fulfil this.
That being the case, although the films mention are more towards frigates, I can't wait to set up a SOL and being Brit, has to be a RN for me

Capn Duff
10-20-2013, 07:25
Ever since watching Captain Horatio Hornblower, Captain Blood and the Sea Hawks as well as playing WS&IM I have been wanting a simple set of ship rules, hopefully SoG will fulfil this.
That being the case, although the films mention are more towards frigates, I can't wait to set up a SOL and being Brit, has to be a RN for me

Amara
03-18-2015, 18:31
We did a frigate duel; I had the French one. We circled around at long range; he got some better draws out of the damage bag at first... and then I dialed up head-to-wind suddenly while he was going for my stern, held my fire for a turn, backed downwind, and caught him with a bow rake that got him to strike.

Bligh
06-24-2015, 03:11
Mine was also a Frigate, and even after about a year of play now, they are still my favourite ships.
Rob.

7eat51
06-24-2015, 03:27
I, too, like the frigates. I am looking forward to playing the Constitution.

I must say, though, having seen what SoLs can do, they are quite impressive.

TexaS
06-24-2015, 09:28
My first command was HMS Bellerophon.
I've always thought the 74 to be big enough to have that majestic feel. In SGN (and several other age of sail games) they are still maneuverable enough to be fun to sail. Frigates have a romantic "alone in the world", "hero captain" feel to them but I love the battle lines of ships of the line.

Popsical
06-24-2015, 16:10
Courageuse was my first command, and a fine battle she put up. :salute: