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    05-17-2024, 15:30
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    This evening we are joined by a new shipmate from the USA. He is Steven, aka Stoney77 from Indiana. Rob.
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    05-17-2024, 10:15
    Bligh replied to a thread August 1776 in After Action Reports
    Superb Dobbs. Just what we need to keep the Royal Navy on their toes. Swanning about in New York harbour indeed. Bligh.
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    05-16-2024, 10:24
    Dobbs replied to a thread August 1776 in After Action Reports
    The practices and mission shall follow. Once I feel confident that my game mechanics for Turtle vs. Eagle are functional and fun, I will post...
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    05-16-2024, 09:04
    Dobbs started a thread August 1776 in After Action Reports
    The British fleet is in New York harbor. At an undisclosed location on the Hudson, just north of Manhattan, David Bushnell stands on the deck of the...
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    05-15-2024, 03:22
    You may use them for whatever you like as long as the people you are playing with are O.K. with it Ricardo. Rob.
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    05-14-2024, 07:44
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Glad to hear you are back safe and sound Dobbs. Pity about the lack of games though. Rob.
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    05-14-2024, 05:09
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    The voyage is over and after 7 weeks we're back at our land home. We covered somewhere between 750 to 1000 miles and got in some mighty fine...
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    05-14-2024, 05:05
    Ultimately, I chose brute force over chemistry. With precision cuts, the masts were successfully extracted.
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    05-08-2024, 16:13
    Bligh replied to a thread Fortifications in House Rules
    I treat the firepower like a ship each side has the same and it falls with the attrition. For explosion, that is the magazine and the fort ceases to...
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    05-07-2024, 17:49
    Dobbs replied to a thread Fortifications in House Rules
    What I meant was, what happens when a fort's magazine explodes? How is the damage generated? I see your slots now. Do you divide the firepower...
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    05-07-2024, 01:22
    Bligh replied to a thread Fortifications in House Rules
    If you look at that modified card I posted Dobbs you will see that that fort has three slots for battery fire with three aspects covered by the fire...
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    05-05-2024, 17:26
    Dobbs replied to a thread Fortifications in House Rules
    One of my ideas is that in addition to the overall gun strength, a fort has a Battery number. The number of batteries that compromises a fort is the...
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    05-05-2024, 17:21
    Dobbs replied to a thread Fortifications in House Rules
    What are your magazine/ship explosions like?
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    05-05-2024, 01:33
    Bligh replied to a thread Fortifications in House Rules
    We have a house rule for forts Dobbs. If they get a fire token more than once in an action it may get to the magazine. We then draw for explosion as...
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    05-04-2024, 09:25
    Well done, gentlemen!
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    05-04-2024, 09:23
    Dobbs replied to a thread Fortifications in House Rules
    As I recall, in Ares' fortifications rules, there's no real allowance for critical hits like sail, leak, rudder, and mast hits. Also, fire doesn't...
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    05-04-2024, 01:09
    :hatsoff: The top monthly poster for April is Howard, aka SkeenaH. Congratulations. Bligh. :salute:
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    05-04-2024, 00:43
    :hatsoff: Our top thread starter for April is Olivier, aka Zap who is the only shipmate to have gained this award by being the only thread starter...
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    05-03-2024, 08:42
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Yep, trying to put gunports in a clinker hull had its challenges. I think it would have been interesting if Ares had followed through with different...
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    05-03-2024, 01:23
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    It is interesting that in that time clinker built had gone out and so had the huge stern castle. Rob.
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    05-02-2024, 15:41
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Wow, Rob, you got me by almost 100 years. That's a great picture that shows how things changed up to Elizabeth's time! It's like Cabot's is the...
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    05-02-2024, 13:11
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Lovely ship Dobbs. Reminds me very much of Cabot's Matthew in Bristol docks. Rob.
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The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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The structure of the Royal Navy.

by Bligh on 01-23-2017 at 03:25
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I hope this helps to answer some of the oft asked questions about the organization of the Royal Navy shipmates.


Royal Navy ranks, rates, and uniforms of the 18th and 19th centuries.

These were the original effort of the Royal Navy to create standardized rank and insignia system for use both at shore and at sea. The uniforms and insignia first created in the mid-1700s, lasting until the mid-1850s, have since become immortalized in such classic naval literature works

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Fireships.

by Bligh on 01-17-2017 at 04:29
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List of fireships of the Royal Navy.





Fireships served in the Royal Navy over a period of several centuries. The earliest fireships – ships filled with combustible and flammable materials and explosives and sent into lines of enemy ships to attempt to set them on fire – were small merchant vessels deployed in large fleet actions, such as by Sir Francis Drake against the Spanish Armada at the Battle of Gravelines in 1588.

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Bomb Ketches.

by Bligh on 01-17-2017 at 04:26
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Bomb Ketches.



Development.

The first recorded deployment of bomb vessels by the English was for the Siege of Calais in 1347 when Edward III deployed single deck ships with bombardes and other artillery. The first specialised bomb vessels were built towards the end of the 17th century, based on the designs of Bernard Renau d'Eliçagaray, and used by the French Navy. They were first called galiote à bombe (a word derived

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Depictions of the ships behind the SoG-miniatures

by Bligh on 06-23-2016 at 14:02
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Océan / Montagne.







Océan was a 118-gun first-rate three-decker ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class. She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the Estates of Bourgogne.




She was ordered as États de Bourgogne and was launched at
Brest in 1790. Like many French ships of the line during the Revolutionary period, she was renamed

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HMS Berwick/Le Berwick (1775)

by Bligh on 06-21-2016 at 09:16
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HMS Berwick/Le Berwick (1775)




Battle of Ushant (1778)

HMS Berwick was a 74-gun Elizabeth-classthird rate of the Royal Navy, launched at Portsmouth Dockyard on 18 April 1775, to a design by Sir Thomas Slade. She fought the French at the Battle of Ushant (1778) and the Dutch at the Battle of Dogger Bank (1781). The French captured her in the Action of 8 March 1795 during the French Revolutionary Wars and she served with them

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Issue time: 06-14-2016 03:08
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Issue time: 10-21-2017 09:57
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Issue time: 11-23-2021 02:49
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