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    House renovations are difficult to work around....

    House renovations are difficult to work around. For our part we have been building a new house for the last several months and tidying up the other in our spare time. We are very much now between two...
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    Thanks Rob. Life has been a little busy for a...

    Thanks Rob. Life has been a little busy for a while. Finally managed a Sails of Glory game last night.
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    All very nice enhancements to the models.

    All very nice enhancements to the models.
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    It could be argued that not all new players want...

    It could be argued that not all new players want to buy a full starter set. Perhaps a cut down version will be produced as was done with Wings of Gory? In the meantime it is really good, in my view,...
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    Starter sets have long vanished from our shores....

    Starter sets have long vanished from our shores. Unfortunately, I have never seen any Wave 2 models locally either.
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    Thank you both for the suggestion and reasons....

    Thank you both for the suggestion and reasons. Much appreciated.

    Any thoughts on the 50 & 60 gun ships?
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    The inability to rejoin was indeed critical. A...

    The inability to rejoin was indeed critical. A short game, but rather interesting.

    We don't often see a ship taken with little damage as we did in this game.
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    Or some well timed good luck, which in some ways...

    Or some well timed good luck, which in some ways made up for a wind shift.
    Thanks also for the reputation vote.
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    I'm soon to order some additional models, but...

    I'm soon to order some additional models, but wondered which people would select and why, particularly from an historical perspective.

    Which Spanish 1st Rate model would you select and why?

    I...
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    Ifigenia Takes A Prize

    It's been a while since we have had a Sails of Glory game here, so it was well overdue when three of us gathered for a small frigate action. I took the opportunity to use the Spanish Ifigenia, a...
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    Poll: Good luck with your fleet. Even with a one or two...

    Good luck with your fleet. Even with a one or two ships the games are first class. Hopefully that won't result in two large a mortgage.
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    A full outline of all the new models is on the...

    A full outline of all the new models is on the Ares website as of today.
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    Thank you for posting these pictures. My existing...

    Thank you for posting these pictures. My existing Spanish captains are looking forward to the arrival of their countrymen.
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    A very impressive dockyard!

    A very impressive dockyard!
  15. Thread: HMS Royal Soverign

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    Very interesting comparison photos, both of which...

    Very interesting comparison photos, both of which are impressively presented.
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    Have people tried changing the speed of the 1st...

    Have people tried changing the speed of the 1st Raters by increasing and decreasing sail?

    I haven't tried this myself yet but the relative lack of action by my flag ship the Commerce de Marseille...
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    Thank you both for your kind comments. The...

    Thank you both for your kind comments.

    The report was rather simple of course and certainly not a blow by blow account. My main focus is on raising interest locally for new players, which I think...
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    Line Astern

    In our last two games, involving three 3rd Raters and one 1st Rater per side, both commanders opted to deploy line astern with their 1st Raters at the end of the line.

    For my part this was to...
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    Poll: Having read this thread I went and counted. I'm...

    Having read this thread I went and counted. I'm not sure how I managed to buy so many and some haven't been out of their boxes yet...
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    Stand by Larboard Guns!

    Four of us managed an enjoyable SOG game last night. The battle was notable for a high number of leaks which found perhaps six ships suffering leaks at one point. However, the most memorable moment...
  21. Thread: HMS Royal Soverign

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    Yes, a surprisingly good camera, which I use as...

    Yes, a surprisingly good camera, which I use as well.
  22. A very enjoyable report.

    A very enjoyable report.
  23. Thread: HMS Royal Soverign

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    Very impressive model which has been photographed...

    Very impressive model which has been photographed well adding to the look.
  24. Don't forget Ares have produced a scenario for...

    Don't forget Ares have produced a scenario for this encounter.
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    I also think a fictional scenario has merits....

    I also think a fictional scenario has merits. Either way I look forward to the pictures of The Glorious 1st of June, or the 2nd of June.
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