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  1. Advanced Anchoring and Springing Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    One of the things I really like about SoG is how it feels like real sailing without having to know how to really sail. I continue to extrapolate on the original rules based on personal experience (none with square riggers, but plenty with modern vessels). This is my latest tweak. I expect that it may be too involved for most people to find fun, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

    SoG Anchor Chits.pdf

    Sails of Glory Advanced Anchoring and Springing Rules 12-12-18
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  2. My Latest Side Specific Damage Charts

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    I developed these charts to make the ships more durable. The charts are put in a plastic sleeve and marked with grease pencils.

    Damage is marked from the top down. The numbers on the left for broadside strength represent the forward firing arc. The middle is the full broadside. The right numbers are the stern firing arc.

    If a ship loses all the damage boxes in a row on a side, it cannot fire the at that row's strength, and the small square is checked off to indicate
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  3. Expanded Winds Speeds

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    Here are my modified Wind Rules for a wider range of wind, and rules for allowing a ship to move at a slower speed. In the instructions, you may notice mention of the "Spilling Wind" box. This is a box I have added between Backing Sails and Struck Sails on my mats.

    Wind Speed for the Anchorage.pdf

    Here is my expanded Wind Gauge:

    Wind Table.pdf
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  4. LOOKING FOR GAMERS IN MADRID

    Hi,
    I'am looking for gamers in Madrid or sourrandings. I'am playing following Langton's wargame rules.

    Regards
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  5. A Ship’s Turn - How to model the turning characteristics

    [Analogy to a Car]
    An object changes direction due to external forces acting upon it. A car for example changes direction because of the interactions at the contact patch of the tire and road surface. When a slip angle is introduced between the tire direction and facing a force is generated which changes the path of the car. This slip angle is initiated in the front tires via the steering wheel. As a secondary reaction the car yaws causing the rear tires to also generate a slip angle ...
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