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    01-21-2018, 20:49
    Rob, I've been considering building an island and I really like your technique. Are there any how-tos on this site for your style?
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    01-21-2018, 10:27
    Dobbs replied to a thread Brig in The Chippy Shop
    My brigantine, or hermaphrodite brig, Henrietta, and the cutter Dart.
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    01-18-2018, 21:09
    Dobbs replied to a thread Brig in The Chippy Shop
    I based the card on SGN107, as that is what my brigantine is a conversion from. I would have posted a picture, but it doesn't want to upload...
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    01-18-2018, 20:52
    Dobbs replied to a thread Brig in The Chippy Shop
    See what you think of these, Rob.
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    01-17-2018, 17:24
    Dobbs replied to a thread Brig in The Chippy Shop
    Oh, and is the current Chilean flag a good example for the upper right-hand corner?
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    01-17-2018, 17:22
    Dobbs replied to a thread Brig in The Chippy Shop
    I have a brigantine base card, but mine are all adjusted for my "more historically correct" sailing angles (you must be very patient taking a 1st...
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    01-16-2018, 17:08
    I completely agree with everything Eric has to say. You only get reverse if you can put the bow to the wind. After anchoring, a ship would...
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    01-07-2018, 16:03
    Dobbs replied to a thread Anchorage Blog? in Wardroom
    The handy thing about tacking, as opposed to wearing (or jibing as it's called these days), is that if you're heading toward shore and things don't...
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    01-05-2018, 18:04
    Dobbs replied to a thread Ships Lists in General Discussions
    Speaking of small, I was looking at my Leander, and thinking about cutting it up for parts. Then I checked Wikipedia, that source of all knowledge,...
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    01-05-2018, 17:16
    Dobbs replied to a thread A Brisk Sail... in Wardroom
    Suzanne refers to my SOG navy as my little plastic ships. Grace, being fiberglass, is our big plastic ship.
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    01-05-2018, 17:14
    Dobbs started a thread A Brisk Sail... in Wardroom
    Here you go, Rob! Suzanne shot this on our way to Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown, Maryland last year. It was probably around 25 knots with...
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    01-04-2018, 15:47
    Dobbs replied to a thread Anchorage Blog? in Wardroom
    I ran across the video Suzanne made last year of us sailing Grace in a vigorous breeze. You had mentioned at the time that you do not do Facebook...
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    01-04-2018, 12:59
    Dobbs replied to a thread Anchorage Blog? in Wardroom
    Can I upload a video I made and saved on my computer?
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    01-02-2018, 18:04
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Bases in General Discussions
    Ah, yes... about those Chilean corvettes... I haven't made any progress in that direction yet.
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    01-02-2018, 09:34
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Bases in General Discussions
    With around forty bases myself, I am doing a few at a time. I had extras left from scrapped ships, so I started by doing two, so I could play duels,...
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    01-02-2018, 09:09
    Dobbs replied to a thread Ships Lists in General Discussions
    I'm confused. Wasn't it the Meregildos (SGN111) that were undersized? It would be neat if they re-released them in a more appropriate size compared...
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    01-01-2018, 20:06
    Dobbs created a blog entry Movement Card Boxes in Dobbs
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    01-01-2018, 20:06
    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...
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    01-01-2018, 19:54
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Bases in General Discussions
    I liked what Ryan had done with his bases, and decided to try it myself. I found that, instead of using a band saw to make the initial cut, it was...
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    12-24-2017, 06:39
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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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My Chase Rules - and an AAR

by Dobbs on 12-21-2017 at 16:50
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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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