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    02-10-2019, 23:35
    Today, in 1906, HMS Dreadnought, the first "all big gun battleship", set the standard for the next 50 years. The USS Arizona, sunk on Dec 7, 1941 was...
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First game finale

by Kentop on 09-21-2014 at 00:03
If it weren't for the comical movement cards restricting sailing vessels to crawling barely twice their own length in one turn, Aquilon repaired her masts and was able to race away in only two turns. Vanguard never did recover. She floundered. Aquilon apparently lost because she sailed off the engagement area and was lucky to get away., but Vanguard, sitting dead in the water, won.

First Game

by Kentop on 09-13-2014 at 18:42
Well, when I finally got all the counters, ships, cards arranged on a 4 ft by 4ft table, that left about a 3 ft by 3ft play area. My dining room table was built in 1905 by the Robbins extending table Co of Ososso, Michigan. The reason I include that info is the the table can actually extend up to 12 ft long! As my ships raced before the wind crossed each other's "T", I simply kept adding leaves. I'm not crazy about the rule that says if you leave the area of the board, it's game over.

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First unboxing.

by Kentop on 09-11-2014 at 17:44
Here is a personal account of what a newbie goes through when he/she decides to take the plunge and decide to invest in SOG:

I was at my local gaming store. The owner showed me a whole bunch of products including Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. I told him that I would have to research those games as they seemed kind of pricey for a few nicely made plastic miniatures and cardboard counters. I went online and researched WOG. Lovely plastic models, crappy unrealistic rules, even in

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