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Age
54
About Dobbs
First Name:
Dobbs
Country Flag:
United States
State/Province:
Maryland
Navy:
United Kingdom
Ship Size:
3rd Rate (64-80 guns, 2 deckers)
Interests:
Sailing, History, Boat Restoration, Science
Biography:
My wife and I own and operate Walden Rigging (waldenrigging.com), repairing and fitting out real sailboats. When not working and playing on real boats, I occupy myself by building models and playing with little plastic ships.

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02-05-2015
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My Latest Side Specific Damage Charts

by Dobbs on 10-24-2018 at 18:15
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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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Expanded Winds Speeds

by Dobbs on 09-23-2018 at 08:20
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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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Movement Card Boxes

by Dobbs on 01-01-2018 at 20:06
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Card Box A.pdf
Card Box B.pdf
Card Box C.pdf
Card Box D.pdf

Someone a few months back came up with the idea of boxes to keep the movement cards in. It seemed like a good idea, and I thought I'd share my variation. These are boxes for the 1st Wave ships. As a PDF, these should print out to the right size. I made them a little oversize, since my cards are all in sleeves. I print them on the heaviest card stock my printer can

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Adding the Effects of Current

by Dobbs on 12-24-2017 at 06:39
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Here are some rules I developed in case you want to add current or set to a scenario (it can be especially interesting if there is land involved).

Current (set): To represent the effect of current, the Current Indicator card is placed on the board and all vessels involved in the engagement feel the effect. At the start of each turn, each vessel places the Current Movement card on the corner or edge of their base furthest downstream, and moves the base in the direction of the Current

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My Chase Rules - and an AAR

by Dobbs on 12-21-2017 at 16:52
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Chase Rules - Anchorage.pdf

The Chase Rules, slightly modified since I wrote the AAR. I am my own playtester.
Rule Note:

A ship jettisoning its water is a strategic defeat, without the loss of the vessel, as the ship has to re-water before it can continue its mission.
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