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    Yesterday, 13:23
    We talked a lot with Roberto and Lawrence from Wotan Games (what a top bloke!) about lack of stock etc. We virtually sold out their entire stock of...
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    Yesterday, 13:18
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    Today a new shipmate joins us from the UK. He is Chris, aka Cap'n Kenway from Surrey. Rob.
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    Yesterday, 00:33
    Bligh replied to a thread Just curious... in General Discussions
    What I did to get mine, way before the printed versions came out was to buy ships which had the card decks for the Langton ships I was building. It...
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    06-03-2023, 12:58
    Bligh replied to a thread Squadron rules ? in House Rules
    I endorse every thing you suggest Mike, especially the distance between ships from sad experience. There are one or two tips about cutting the line...
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    06-03-2023, 12:46
    Bligh replied to a thread Just curious... in General Discussions
    I have a feeling that some of the printed ships are to be had in a sinking attitude Mike. Captain Duff, Dave Manley, or Texas may well be able to...
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    06-03-2023, 12:41
    Another magnificent tale of mayhem on the Main Mike. If that tankard held by your good lady actually contained a pint of Pusser's British Navy Rum...
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    06-03-2023, 12:14
    Bligh replied to a thread The Spanish have arrived. in Wardroom
    Having re-enacted the 17th cent. for 30 years you would think that I would be interested in that period navy DB, but somehow it just does not do it...
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    06-03-2023, 01:33
    Bligh replied to a thread The Spanish have arrived. in Wardroom
    I did not realize that it was coming from Pen and Sword direct until it arrived with their little card in it DB. In future I will take more...
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    06-02-2023, 14:00
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
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    06-02-2023, 13:57
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
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    06-02-2023, 13:56
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    As Lautaro delivers the Coup de Grace to Ifigenia, Proserpina decides to call it a day and runs for the covering fire of her fort. This leaves the...
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    06-02-2023, 13:48
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Another Chilean ship now arrives on the scene to support Lautaro.
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    06-02-2023, 13:39
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Both ships try to gain the best position.
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    06-02-2023, 13:36
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    An engagement now commences between Lautaro and Prosipina who have not seen much action thus far.
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    06-02-2023, 13:33
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    The battle now moves to the last two Spanish Frigate still in action.
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    06-02-2023, 13:31
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Here we see San Martin serenely sailing past the wreck of his victim as it drifts toward the shore.
    27 replies | 246 view(s)
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    06-02-2023, 13:29
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Mahonesa is also beaten down by superior firepower.
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    06-02-2023, 13:25
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Mohonsa was the next Spaniard to go having strayed under the guns of San Sebastian, taken out by the San Martin assisted by fire from the fort.
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    06-02-2023, 13:18
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    However, it turned out that Ifignia was not in much better condition and was to suffer the same fate later.
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    06-02-2023, 13:15
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Loss of men caused the demise, all started by that fire from the fort at the start of the game.
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    06-02-2023, 13:12
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    It is at this critical moment that O'Higgins loses the boarding action and is forced to capitulate.
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    06-02-2023, 13:09
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    The forrard battery just clips a Spanish ship starting to make a run for it.
    27 replies | 246 view(s)
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    06-02-2023, 10:13
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Chris now helps the Chilean commander formulate his masterstroke.
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    06-02-2023, 10:12
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    The rearmost ships in the Squadron now exchange fire.
    27 replies | 246 view(s)
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    06-02-2023, 10:10
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Ifignia suffers a forrard battery shot from O'Higgins.
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    06-02-2023, 10:05
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    The third Chilean Frigate now enters the battle, as the fort San Sabastian mauls the Spanish Mahonsa.
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    06-02-2023, 10:02
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    General meyhem now ensues as O'Higgins takes a battering from both the other Spaniards.
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    06-02-2023, 09:52
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Ifignia also gets a forrard battery shot off at the leading Chilean Frigate as it passes. With the damage suffered by the Ifignia the O'Higgins...
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    06-02-2023, 09:48
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    The real action starts with a broadsdside on the Spanish Ifignia.
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    06-02-2023, 09:46
    Bligh replied to a thread Partizan 23. in UK Fleet
    Meanwhile, the rest of the Chilean ships hug the coast and give the Spanish no chance to repeat their sucess with the O'Higgens.
    27 replies | 246 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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