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    Today, 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.
    112 replies | 79338 view(s)
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    Today, 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.
    112 replies | 79338 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 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.
    112 replies | 79338 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
    0 replies | 16 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    1053 replies | 495876 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
    112 replies | 79338 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 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.
    396 replies | 237394 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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...
    6 replies | 330 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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. ...
    6 replies | 330 view(s)
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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...
    6 replies | 330 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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.
    2 replies | 78 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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...
    2 replies | 78 view(s)
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    05-17-2022, 19:18
    That’s cool, Lex. Glad you liked the ships. I should replay the Goa battle but I’ve been waiting for the complete Mad for War rules to be...
    129 replies | 8419 view(s)
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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.
    129 replies | 8419 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    05-17-2022, 10:17
    Bligh started a thread UK. MEMBERS 2022 in UK Fleet
    UK Fleet ADMIRAL of the Fleet Bligh
    0 replies | 89 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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...
    1053 replies | 495876 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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....
    1053 replies | 495876 view(s)
  • Volunteer's Avatar
    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...
    1053 replies | 495876 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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 :- ...
    1053 replies | 495876 view(s)
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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.
    11 replies | 429 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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.
    396 replies | 237394 view(s)
  • Nightmoss's Avatar
    05-07-2022, 08:46
    Nightmoss replied to a thread David Pollard. in Wardroom
    Indeed this is very sad news. I always enjoyed David's posts and commentary. He most definitely will be missed! RIP, David.
    11 replies | 429 view(s)
  • Nightmoss's Avatar
    05-07-2022, 08:44
    My thanks for this significant award. I'm very honored. :salute: And of course drinks are on me! :rum: :beer: :drinks:
    1053 replies | 495876 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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....
    1053 replies | 495876 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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...
    11 replies | 429 view(s)
  • ShadowDragon's Avatar
    05-06-2022, 12:04
    ShadowDragon replied to a thread David Pollard. in Wardroom
    Very sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family.
    11 replies | 429 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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...
    11 replies | 429 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    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.
    396 replies | 237394 view(s)
  • ShadowDragon's Avatar
    05-05-2022, 13:12
    Good to see you're safely back in the anchorage. Thanks for the rep....and to repeat what Rob wrote, I too hope to read another Jon Vagabond...
    129 replies | 8419 view(s)
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Napoleonic Ship Wrecks

by Volunteer on 02-13-2013 at 18:32
Napoleonic Ship Wrecks
I saw some wrecked 1:1200 ship wrecks on someone's website and thought I would try to build a few. The hulls are made of plaster. I found they looked better if I completed the masts and rigging first, then broke the masts.

This one is a 100 gun 3-decker wrecked in battle.




This one is a 74 gun with

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1:1200 French (or British) Port

by Volunteer on 02-02-2013 at 05:47
For some time I had been thinking about building some terrain for 1:1200 Napoleonic ships. I settled on a European port protected by breakwaters and a fort. So over the holidays I had some time to devote to this. I ordered Langton buildings from Rob Eubanks at Waterloo Miniatures. Then I came across some laminate flooring scraps in the barn and thought hey, these could work as terrain modules. Each piece is 7.5 inches wide. So I cut two pieces 16 inches long and snapped them together to make rectangle

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UK Naval Ensigns Nap.doc : Update: Reloaded July 1, 2017 Here is the first of three sheets of sized Napoleonic Naval ensigns ... 02-06-2013 190
FR Naval Ensigns Nap - scaled.doc : Update" Reloaded July 1, 2017 Here is the second set of sheets for the French Navy. 02-06-2013 125
Spanish Naval Ensigns Nap-scaled.doc : Update: Reloaded July 1, 2017 The third set of ensign sheets for the Spanish Navy 02-06-2013 147
19th Cent Naval Flags.doc : Update: File reloaded July 1, 2017 And here is another couple of sheets with assorted ensigns and ... 02-06-2013 501
Ships of the Line 1700-1860 by Nation.doc : Update: Reloaded July 1, 2017 This is a compiled list of the numbers of ships of the line belongi ... 02-06-2013 65
East India Company Flags 1707 - 1820 : These are East India, West India, & Merchant flags: British, Dutch, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden 07-01-2017 35
Flags of the Ottoman Empire : Ottoman Empire Flags, various sizes 07-01-2017 14
Small ships & Frigates 1700-1860.doc : Update: File reloaded July 1, 2017 This is a list of the number of small ships and frigates by na ... 02-06-2013 188
Popham’s Signal Flag Sheet : Popham’s Signal Flag Sheet 07-01-2017 37
Various Signal flag Systems : Other signal flags before Popham's 07-01-2017 43
FLAGS War of 1812 : FLAGS War of 1812 07-01-2017 52
American Revolution Naval Flags : American Revolution Naval Flags 07-01-2017 37
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