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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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Expanded Winds Speeds

by Dobbs on Today at 07:20
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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 19:06
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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 05:39
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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 15:52
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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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My Chase Rules - and an AAR

by Dobbs on 12-21-2017 at 15:50
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Just after the start of the Forenoon watch (roll 8), His Majesty’s 74, Outrageous spies a ship 5-8 miles distant (roll 8 on Spotting Range – Hull Up, 7 on Information), possibly a warship, and apparently unaware of the frigate. Captain Ullman gives the command to intercept. Play proceeds with the range closing by rank, but no appreciable time passing until either ship chooses to flee, or play moves to the tactical board.

When approximately a

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