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    Being an ex hussar (13th/18th Queen Mary’s Own)...

    Being an ex hussar (13th/18th Queen Mary’s Own) myself I can only say....WooHoo !!!
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    Questions on AAR's 1. Do they have to be...

    Questions on AAR's
    1. Do they have to be officially designed battles, i.e. ones that are designed for everyone to play or can any action played either solo or in a group be posted as an AAR with...
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    Some more info on the setup. North is to the left...

    Some more info on the setup. North is to the left in the picture. English ships are HMS Cleopatra 32 and HMS Zealous 74 NE of the island HMS Agamemnon 64 and HMS Bellona 74 to the NW. Spanish ships...
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    Unfortunately, all the fort pieces have cut offs...

    Unfortunately, all the fort pieces have cut offs at BOTH ends so that won't work without modifying them. Here' my first attempt at a center... I am no artist as you can see.41956
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    So, this is 040" thick evergreen with a 020"...

    So, this is 040" thick evergreen with a 020" thick layer of heavy card glued to it, which will make it the same thickness as the Ares pieces. Once the epoxy has hardened I will attempt to match the...
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    The other alternative would be to use my original...

    The other alternative would be to use my original idea but with two coast pieces 'back to back' as it were but that would be a pretty big island41954
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    Well, I just realised my idea has one major flaw....

    Well, I just realised my idea has one major flaw. The Ares 'coast' pieces I imagined using only taper to zero AT ONE END the other end is always cut square to connect the next piece. I guess an...
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    An idea for an island

    I've got this idea for a square center piece of 'land' with each side the same length as one of the Ares 'coast' pieces so that it would be possible to add a 'coast' section to each side and therefor...
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    Getting set for my next engagement

    I just spent an hour setting this lot up for a general melee...I think I should have got 8’ tables rather than 6’...41936
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    Thanks for that info Chris, I had no idea...

    Thanks for that info Chris, I had no idea Duguay-Trouin was still in existance the year I was born (1949) sad to watch it sinking, though it was in very bad shape and the country was in no position...
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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Thanks for the comments guys.
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    For a couple of years I lived in an apartment on...

    For a couple of years I lived in an apartment on the High St, just a few dozen yards from the Smugglers Inn pub
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    From Milford-On-Sea you can see Hurst Castle...I...

    From Milford-On-Sea you can see Hurst Castle...I once saw a shark swimming just off the beach there. No wonder I didn’t catch any fish that day.
  14. John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard

    Book Title:
    John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard Author:
    Jean Boudriot translated by David Roberts ISBN:
    0-87021-892-1 Category:
    History Format:
    Hardback Summary:
    Published in...
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    I added some more detail and decided to paint the...

    I added some more detail and decided to paint the bases. Sent a text to my buddy telling him I had some new ships for him to use, then I sent the photo......41851
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    It could well be but it’s the setting and the...

    It could well be but it’s the setting and the clear water that I love.
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    How I would love to be aboard the yacht in that...

    How I would love to be aboard the yacht in that last picture......
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    Wrecks

    I had a spare (and damaged) SJN so I thought I’d have a go at making wrecks. The sails are tiny pieces of lead foil, rigging is stretched sprue and the sea ‘foam’ is tamiya putty. The clear bases are...
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    Nothing SoGgy this year (see what I did there)...

    Nothing SoGgy this year (see what I did there) but, as I know a lot of you also play WoG you might be interested in this....41713

    which my wife bought for me. (I also happen to know that there is...
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    Sticky: Congrats to all recipients......it's always a...

    Congrats to all recipients......it's always a real pleasure to come to these forums
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    I really enjoy reading your blog and the...

    I really enjoy reading your blog and the pics/videos from your trip really give help to paint the picture. Your SoG Baltimore Clipper looks great too!
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    Very well described and the photos are great....

    Very well described and the photos are great. Thanks for sharing.
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    Looks complicated but workable and certainly adds...

    Looks complicated but workable and certainly adds a level of realism. One suggestion I would make is to have two different coloured ‘anchor’ chits so that ships anchored and fighting each other can...
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    They look every bit as good. To explain what’s...

    They look every bit as good.

    To explain what’s going on in my picture, the near centre ship is the recently captured ‘Le Berwick/Swiftsure’ at anchor and under repair. It does not have a ship log....
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    I normally use a two mat setup and two terrain +...

    I normally use a two mat setup and two terrain + one coastal batteries is more than enough to fill one side completely even with a fairly large island in the middle. The biggest problem for me is...
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