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  1. Tagged to subscribe, if he'll do another batch of...

    Tagged to subscribe, if he'll do another batch of physical samples.
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    Per Ares, the short-track side is meant as a...

    Per Ares, the short-track side is meant as a 12pdr 34 and long-track an 18pdr 40--I did get an answer from Andrea a while back and posted it in another thread but forgot to followup here. If what I...
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    Heck, IIRC frequently in battle it was impossible...

    Heck, IIRC frequently in battle it was impossible to communicate just on the same gun deck, never mind ship to ship!
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    Guess I'm lucky to have an SO who understands and...

    Guess I'm lucky to have an SO who understands and mocks the foibles of both sides... and is understanding enough to put up with someone who she's described as "having TWO girlfriends at the same time...
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    Comparing ships to the distaff side of the...

    Comparing ships to the distaff side of the species. "Why do we call ships 'she'?"
  6. As do I. Winfield was very good in the French...

    As do I. Winfield was very good in the French volumes about providing metric equivalents for the Pied du Roi measurements, so hopefully that will continue here especially with one of the top minds in...
  7. Not every yard used the same measurements... some...

    Not every yard used the same measurements... some yards used the Burgos foot, others the more archaic codo, some others yet another. See why I say Spanish measurement systems *alone* are the stuff of...
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    Some of us prefer to houserule a little more...

    Some of us prefer to houserule a little more forgiving. :)

    OTOH, if the move takes your ship over a shoal, not so much on the forgiveness here...
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    On my table, if more than half the base including...

    On my table, if more than half the base including the center post is still on the table, and it doesn't need help to avoid falling off, you're still good. If a move would put the centerpeg over the...
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    I thought it was funny, in that off-color way......

    I thought it was funny, in that off-color way... :)
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    Makes sense to me, Kirk; then again for me...

    Makes sense to me, Kirk; then again for me calculus is the stuff of screaming nightmares. "Math is NUMBERS, not LETTERS!"
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    Some ships did carry entire spare masts, but my...

    Some ships did carry entire spare masts, but my personal interpretation is "mast repair" in game is more like installing a spare yardarm to replace a broken one. Masts were basically entire tree...
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    To be honest, sometimes I think that the official...

    To be honest, sometimes I think that the official rules overpower Fire damage in the name of metagaming, much like WOTC giving the Axis & Allies USS Arizona a "Kill This Ship First Even If It Costs...
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    Quite welcome, it's what we're here for. :) ...

    Quite welcome, it's what we're here for. :)


    Similar concept to how when I was teaching young ladies from my college to shoot, we'd first have her shoot, then have me shoot, and the difference...
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    Trade fleets, first. If you still win, "it's the...

    Trade fleets, first. If you still win, "it's the Indian not the arrow." Or use some Optional Rules--give him Well Trained Gunners and yourself Gunners Lacking Training. Also, Let The Men Drink gives...
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    Nine times out of ten, the reason a History class...

    Nine times out of ten, the reason a History class sucks (when it does) is the people teaching it: dull, droning pedagogues even more lifeless than the current state of those they prattle about. My...
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    The Spanish frigates, we did that way because our...

    The Spanish frigates, we did that way because our Spanish consultant thought the two hulls were close enough for one sculpt and main difference was the gun loadouts.

    Personally, my "plastic crack"...
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    Remember, no such thing as stupid questions only...

    Remember, no such thing as stupid questions only stupid answers. :) Gonna guess your username is a Battletech reference... one of the guys I GM'ed with on Wizkids Pirates in the early 2000s with was...
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    Eric, I think it'd help on ALL rates. I wish I...

    Eric, I think it'd help on ALL rates. I wish I could get a custom Javascript log generator set up, where each box would have top-to-bottom:
    L Broadside Fore-Main-Aft
    L Musket
    L Crew Actions
    R...
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    Welcome aboard! Don't hesitate to post any...

    Welcome aboard! Don't hesitate to post any questions that you may have--I'm part of the research team with Ares, so may have some chance to get results. More researcher/developer and collector than...
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    Per Andrea, they did attempt "holistic design"...

    Per Andrea, they did attempt "holistic design" from the beginning but they had thought the "floor" was going to be the 32-gun Fifth Rate. The Swans feel like an afterthought because they very much...
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    It's actually a bit of both--ALL of Waves 3 and 4...

    It's actually a bit of both--ALL of Waves 3 and 4 are closer to 1/1200 than the 1/1000 of Waves 1 and 2. USS Constitution is about 13% overlength because *I* overrelied on an early edition of BWAS...
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    Ivis, there is a "sort-of officially blessed"...

    Ivis, there is a "sort-of officially blessed" wiki for Wings WWI; when I get back to my laptop I'll reach out to Rob and Andrea at Ares and make some inquiries on your behalf about stats if you want...
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    Can't hurt to start a wiki, but I'd leave the...

    Can't hurt to start a wiki, but I'd leave the game-stats blank for a bit. I actually tried to do something similar in a printable form with my old Contents List document, which might give you a start...
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    I'm not so sure that would be cool with Ares--the...

    I'm not so sure that would be cool with Ares--the Wings games are "open source" in how they turn real data into game numbers, while Sails is a lot more "proprietary."

    Frankly, if Rob and Andrea...
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