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    Today, 15:59
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    That's a pretty cool fort, Rob. Where does it come from?
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    Today, 15:29
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    This is where the fight ended. Saratoga was taking a bit of a pasting, but the mizzen hit was promising. Had the fight continued, I would have...
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  • Bligh's Avatar
    Today, 15:28
    Bligh replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    No I don't do that Dobbs. I just download the reduced picture from the file on my computer to the page here. Rob.This is how it comes out.
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  • Dobbs's Avatar
    Today, 15:20
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    After turninginto the wind, Saratoga's speed has dropped to 3. The bext turn is uneventful as both ships head west and reload. Saratoga...
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  • Dobbs's Avatar
    Today, 13:36
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Do you physically take a picture of the screen?
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  • Bligh's Avatar
    Today, 13:15
    Bligh replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    I just reduce the pictures off my camera with Adobe photoshop and then post them using the insert image box but they all now come with an attatchment...
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    Today, 13:07
    Bligh replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    That is a very good innovation Dobbs. I think I will even add it to all my solo games using the Sails rules. Rob.
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  • Dobbs's Avatar
    Today, 12:08
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Just out of curiosity, how do you gents post files with pictures of what you're posting here? I can post PDF's, but it never shows what the file is....
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    Today, 10:38
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Thanks for the compliments and Rep, Rob! As an additional note, I allow each class of ship a certain number of free leak hits (indicated off the...
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  • Bligh's Avatar
    Today, 09:55
    Bligh replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Thanks Dobbs. That clears up a lot of the odds and ends for me. You certainly have an excellently realistic game mechanism. The Millers' Island...
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    Today, 08:00
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Once again, Saratoga is in a superior tactical position. This time, her gun crews manage to even the score a bit.
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    Today, 07:54
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    At the start of the next turn, I roll to see how the crew does tacking the ship. They are entirely successful, and Saratoga continues across the...
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    Today, 07:44
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    After the exchange, Saratoga decides that to tack while the British reload. On the Plotting Log I indicate that I intend to tack (the equivalent of...
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    Today, 06:38
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    For ships with 12 pdrs as their primary armament I subtract -1 any numerical damage shown on the drawn chits to reflect the lesser punch than 18...
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    Today, 05:24
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    I've replaced one of the photos that was not visible on my end. The other one is still visible here and I feel like I shouldn't poke the bear......
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  • Bligh's Avatar
    Today, 00:46
    Bligh replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Thanks for the demo of the action Dobbs. I'm starting to see what some of the scoring of points is doing to the integrity of the ship and crew....
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    Yesterday, 17:44
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Now moving at 5, Saratoga opts to go straight. The British come up closehauled on a starboard tack. Both sides fire, a full opening...
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    Yesterday, 17:30
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Taken by surprise by the British abrupt turn downwind, Saratoga moves to compensate. S means a 2 point turn to starboard, z is a 1 point...
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    Yesterday, 17:18
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    The opening moves: The wind is blowing from Miller's Island. Saratoga goes for the weather gauge. The British frigate lets it go unchallenged...
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    Yesterday, 14:07
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Here's a few rounds of a 32 gun frigate duel I fought this afternoon. The scene: July 3rd, 1777, the privately owned USS Saratoga, 32 gun 12 pdr...
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    Yesterday, 01:03
    Bligh replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    I am looking forward to seeing your game in its full splendour Dobbs! Rob.
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    07-02-2022, 18:43
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Test drove the new game today with my friend Ray and it lived up to my expectations. No photos though, since I had my hands full explaining the...
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    07-01-2022, 10:30
    Thank you gentlmen I am just sorry it is still so messed up. And congratulations to Achim and Peter for your well deserved medals
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    07-01-2022, 03:20
    :hatsoff: This month I am also able to award the top poster meda l:medal: to Pete, TwoSheets because he dead heated with Achim on the number of...
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    07-01-2022, 03:09
    :hatsoff: For the second month running Achim is also the top poster and thus is awarded the Silver medal :medal: Congratulations again sir. ...
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    07-01-2022, 02:59
    :hatsoff: The top thread starter Bronze Medal:medal: for June is presented to Achim, Argo. Congratulations sir. Bligh.:salute:
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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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