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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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    Ouch

    Ouch
  6. I have two coast and shoal sets and one coastal...

    I have two coast and shoal sets and one coastal batteries set already, I just want to have an additional C&S set to experiment with Rob
  7. Just got my Coasts & Shoals and SHip mats ordered from the store

    Awesome !!!! :clap: :clap:
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    Interesting book

    I found this in an antique store in Woodstock IL. Will go nicely with my Conway books.

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    They look fine to me. What an awesome build you...

    They look fine to me. What an awesome build you have there. Excellent. I have trouble building things in 1/35 scale, I can't imagine doing stuff that size.
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    On the subject of Mediterranean ships

    Years ago (more than I care to remember) my boys and I used to play a Games Workshop game called, I think, Man O’ War? It had various factions, Dwarves, Orcs etc with their own style of ships and...
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    A good source for thin flexible carbon fibre rod...

    A good source for thin flexible carbon fibre rod is Accurate Armour in Scotland. They sell sets for use as 1/35 scale tank aerials
    Just search for ‘carbon fibre rod’ on their website.
    Also, has...
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    We used chinagraph pencils for marking map cases...

    We used chinagraph pencils for marking map cases when I was in the army, they might work for you too and they come in different colours.
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    Ship Log edges fraying

    I’ve noticed that some of the laminations tend to separate after they have been used a few times and was wondering what I could do to prevent this. My wife uses a product called Mod Podge in her...
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    Decorah is a 2 hour drive from me.....Odd name...

    Decorah is a 2 hour drive from me.....Odd name for an Iowa beer considering we are about as far from the sea as you can get....
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    Another rule I totally missed

    The ‘repair’ token may be used, once per game to clear all normal damage from one box. I don’t know how I missed that one, when things get tough that could make quite a difference. I guess that’s the...
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    That is so bizarre, I was just thinking the same...

    That is so bizarre, I was just thinking the same thing this morning...how to reduce the clunky bases. The only problem I see is that one would be tempted to move the ships by holding the masts if the...
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    Thats interesting. I hadn’t consired the need for...

    Thats interesting. I hadn’t consired the need for cards etc....:embarass:
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    I want to try a conversion....I asked Ares a...

    I want to try a conversion....I asked Ares a while back if they would consider doing a bomb ketch as they had forts but sadly never got a reply, so......a sloop as the base or a small 32 gun frigate?...
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    I would say no, but repairing two leaks and...

    I would say no, but repairing two leaks and pumping out water is going to severely restrict your ability to fight and I suspect you will run out of crew actions before you can save her.
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    Well, MM did the right thing and refunded me the...

    Well, MM did the right thing and refunded me the full postage for the inconvenience, which I thought was very nice of them.
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    I think I’ll contact MM and ask for some...

    I think I’ll contact MM and ask for some commission payment for all these orders, specially since they screwed up my order and sent it FEDEX snail pace instead of USPS first class (which is what I...
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    To quote a well known cartoon character....good...

    To quote a well known cartoon character....good grief.....
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    I had to spend my dinner money...:-( ....Or I...

    I had to spend my dinner money...:-( ....Or I guess Americans call it lunch money....(had to check with my wife, she says it’s Lunch Money over here)
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    Sale on at Miniature Market.

    Look for ‘back to school’ items. I got the Mahonesa/Ninfa for $8.
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    And I believe the ACTUAL Gipsy Moth is in the...

    And I believe the ACTUAL Gipsy Moth is in the Maritime Museum?
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