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    Yesterday, 08:16
    Dubrovnik. The Dalmatian coast.
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    05-24-2022, 13:45
    Bligh replied to a thread New Members. in UK Fleet
    And yet another new member from the US. Steve, aka camelx from Colorado. Rob.
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    05-24-2022, 13:30
    Bligh replied to a thread New Members. in UK Fleet
    Today we are joined by another US sailor. He is John, aka mightymars from New York. Rob.
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    05-23-2022, 12:34
    Bligh replied to a thread New Members. in UK Fleet
    It is not often that I get to welcome two new UK shipmates in one day, but here we are. The new sailor is Andrew, aka ABish from Sheffield. Rob.
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    05-23-2022, 08:36
    Bligh started a thread Partizan May the 22nd. in UK Fleet
    Although I did not attend I have blagged this photo of the game from Raffer J Larwood. Rob.
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    05-23-2022, 01:28
    :hatsoff: Well this is a first. A medal award to a new member before he has even posted. The Minor Con Medal :medal: goes to Simon's son Andrew, aka...
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    05-23-2022, 01:10
    Bligh replied to a thread New Members. in UK Fleet
    This morning I am very happy to welcome Andrew, Simon's son to the Anchorage. He goes under the name of CptPugwash. Rob.
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    05-23-2022, 01:06
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    Today we are joined by a sailor from Singapore, Edervarg aka Nick. Rob.
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    05-22-2022, 09:09
    Bligh replied to a thread Argh in Welcome Aboard
    Looking for some way to use my neglected US ships and left over terrain from Sven's Battle of the Nile Luke, I remembered the Meshuda thread and...
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    05-22-2022, 08:32
    Bligh replied to a thread Argh in Welcome Aboard
    If you look at the first post here you will find the start of it all Luke. ...
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    05-22-2022, 08:02
    Bligh replied to a thread Argh in Welcome Aboard
    Hi again Luke. For some reason the Spam Bot had recorded you as a spammer, and so your posts had been put into moderation/ I have just used my...
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    05-21-2022, 00:41
    I am certain that several naval novelists have used his exploits as a basis for engagements ascribed to their own hero. Rob.
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    05-20-2022, 02:35
    Here is a little of the background to my Dubrovnik, or Ragousa as it was known in the 18th century. Captain Sir William Hoste, 1st Baronet KCB RN...
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    05-17-2022, 15:23
    I thought you would like these Lex. The Franeker connection is just a bonus I did not know about. Rob.
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    05-17-2022, 10:17
    Bligh started a thread UK. MEMBERS 2022 in UK Fleet
    UK Fleet ADMIRAL of the Fleet Bligh
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    05-14-2022, 03:03
    :hatsoff: It is with a sense of personal sadness and loss, and on instruction from the Comptroller of The Navy Board that I announce the award of...
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    05-14-2022, 02:20
    No it is not DB. Dave was actually in line for it along with Chris, but as secretary to The Board I act on your instruction. It will be done sir....
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    05-13-2022, 10:25
    Wow! Congratulations Jim on a well deserved promotion! Sorry for the late acknowledgment, I haven't been getting Anchorage notifications for some...
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    05-13-2022, 01:29
    :hatsoff: It gives me great pleasure to announce the award of The site recognition award to Chris, Captain Duff. :medal: The citation reads :- ...
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    05-12-2022, 07:50
    Volunteer replied to a thread David Pollard. in Wardroom
    Rest in peace David, may your seas be forever calm.
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    05-10-2022, 13:08
    David, Naharaht, Admiral of the White. 1951- 2022.
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    05-08-2022, 03:04
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    This morning we are joined by a new shipmate from the USA. He is Bizzbum from Texas. Rob.
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    05-06-2022, 13:21
    :hatsoff: It gives me great pleasure on behalf of the Navy Board to confirm the promotion to the rank of Admiral of the White to Captain Nightmoss....
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    05-06-2022, 13:09
    Bligh replied to a thread David Pollard. in Wardroom
    Fair thee well. As I walked by the dockside one evening so fair To view the blue waters and take the salt air I heard an old sailor singing...
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    05-06-2022, 08:29
    Bligh started a thread David Pollard. in Wardroom
    It is my sad duty to inform the members of the Wardroom that Admiral of White Naharaht, Dave Pollard died earlier this year after a short illness. I...
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    05-06-2022, 01:35
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    Today we welcome a new shipmate from the USA. he is Stephen, aka sablair from Oregon. Rob.
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    05-05-2022, 00:49
    Hi John. Thank you for your kind remarks and also for the Rep. I hope to be able to Rep you back soon for another of your stirling Jon Vagabond...
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    05-01-2022, 13:54
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    Yet another matelot from the USA today. He is James, aka Wheatmail04 from West Virginia. Rob.
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    05-01-2022, 02:14
    :hatsoff: And something most unusual this month which has only happened once before. Argo has tied with Paul and thus collects his first monthly...
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    05-01-2022, 02:02
    :hatsoff: Paul has also masnaged to bag the three monthly thread starter Silver Medal for April. Congratulations on this award also. ...
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Weight of Shot

by Dobbs on 09-14-2020 at 18:43
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I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone how fast a sloop falls apart.

It got me to thinking though. A sloop fighting a sloop ought to be able to take damage like a frigate vs. a frigate, or 3rd vs. 3rd, etc. It's just that SoG is treating all guns as the same weight of shot.

I propose that ships with less than 9 pdrs subtract -2 from any numerical broadside damage indicated on a chit. Ships with 9-12 pdrs, -1. Ships with a mix go with the heaviest guns as the

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Reflections on Springing at Anchor

by Dobbs on 08-04-2020 at 18:33
My newest Springing Rules:

Springing Rules.pdf


This was a test of my newest Springing Rules.



To set the tableau, during the Quasi-war, the American frigate Saratoga discovers a French frigate watering on a small island in the Caribbean. The French, caught off guard and on a lee shore decide to fight from a spring instead of slipping the anchor.


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My Soloplay Mechanism

by Dobbs on 07-28-2020 at 18:24
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The Latest Version of the Rules:

SoG Solo Tables - Sailing Master 1d6 7-28.pdf

In this round, I have incorporated a number of new suggestions, as well as making a small change to the Yellow Arc tables.

I suggest printing out pages 1 through 5. The remaining pages are just an example of play, as suggested by David Manley, and can just be left on your computer for viewing.

The Bearing Template:

SoG Solo SM Bearing Template.pdf

If anyone gives

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Schooner Rules for Sails of Glory

by Dobbs on 05-05-2019 at 09:09
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Here are my House Rules for schooners plus some other wind related rules. Note that the Green Arc is reversed with the Yellow Arc, since fore and aft vessels sail to windward better than downwind. The page numbers refer to the SoG rulebook.

Schooner Rules for Sails of Glory 05-05-19

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Burden 1 Movement: Due to their agility, unlike larger ships which must plan two movement cards ahead, all vessels with a Burden of 1 need only plan one movement card

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