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    Thanks Rob for your greetings and the reps. I'll...

    Thanks Rob for your greetings and the reps. I'll be posting the remainder of the game in the next few days. This was actually a refresher for the two of us before we host a friend this weekend who's...
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    OMG! :shock: Believe me, you definitely would NOT...

    OMG! :shock: Believe me, you definitely would NOT want to see ME in such a bathing suit!
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    "I Saw 3 Ships..." Part 1

    A belated Happy New Year to everyone!!!

    I haven't posted in quite a while, but the bride and I played a modified rematch of the last game I'd posted on this site and thought it might be worth...
  4. Thanks everybody. My bride and I normally...

    Thanks everybody.

    My bride and I normally fight duels between frigates and sloops, in various combinations, using the reduced chits system introduced a few years back at this site. We like them a...
  5. Gloria's 1st of June ... a Sails of Glory reconstruction

    Gentlemen,

    I haven't been here for a while but my wife recently posted an "album" on her Facebook page of a game we'd played that I thought might be of interest; if for no other reason than to...
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    You're welcome, Rob. I just thought that a...

    You're welcome, Rob.

    I just thought that a ship's First Fire was the most important factor in preserving the second battery's firing benefits.
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    You are correct in pointing out that normally a...

    You are correct in pointing out that normally a ship fires every other turn, and yes, I DO use optional Continuous Fire rule when it's merited. I also do use House Rules dealing with Carronades and...
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    This is similar to how I've played smoke, only I...

    This is similar to how I've played smoke, only I reduce a ship's broadside by 1 PER CLOUD fired through. The reason for this is I use small clouds, placing one cloud for forward/aft fire and small...
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    For what it's worth, I'm thinking one could use...

    For what it's worth, I'm thinking one could use the Firing Broadside (crew activity) and Ammo chits to signify the ship's Half Fired status as follows:

    If the Aft batteries had fired, place the...
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    I know I'm coming into this rather late, but as...

    I know I'm coming into this rather late, but as far as the rounding up or down of a ship's odd numbered strength is concerned, I'd round down for forward batteries and up for the after guns ... if...
  11. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    Not necessarily extraneous ... the two-turn...

    Not necessarily extraneous ... the two-turn opposite process not only slows the process down but can also cause potential exposure for rake. The sideslip tactic would definitely be preferred.

    Let...
  12. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    So, basically, reverse green and yellow arc...

    So, basically, reverse green and yellow arc allowances for maneuvers 3 & 6. I get it ... I LIKE it and it makes sense. Thanks, I'll try it out (if I can remember it)!
  13. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    Thanks for "chiming in" Rob. Glad I'm not the...

    Thanks for "chiming in" Rob. Glad I'm not the only one trying to get a true handle on this.
  14. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    Hi Dobbs. I've been a way from this site for a...

    Hi Dobbs.

    I've been a way from this site for a couple years and just now logged in. Your idea is intriguing but, although I "kinda" follow what you're suggesting, I'm not sure I've totally wrapped...
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    Funny you should mention "Wings"... I've been...

    Funny you should mention "Wings"... I've been repainting three new Niewport 11's all day. Getting them ready for my early war campaign kickoff next weekend. I've just been bouncing back and forth...
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    Really? :shock: I'm flattered ... no, I'm...

    Really? :shock: I'm flattered ... no, I'm HONORED! :embarass: I'll accept your nomination, I only hope I can live up to the task if instated. As I've said somewhere before, I've not nearly the...
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    Neil, Some months ago I tried to work out what...

    Neil,

    Some months ago I tried to work out what the formula was that ARES used to determine their ships' broadside strengths. :question: I found that when I calculated in a lesser percent for the...
  18. Thread: Range Tweak

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    As usual, I'm chiming in a little late on this...

    As usual, I'm chiming in a little late on this subject but, for what it's worth, I've actually been using a regular 12" ruler for a while and have found that (as little a difference 2" overall in...
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    I should never have been allowed to play with...

    I should never have been allowed to play with matches!!! :wink:
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    And a Happy New Year to all of you as well ......

    And a Happy New Year to all of you as well ... may it be a safe and prosperous one!!! :drinks:
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    Welcome aboard Stephen! Sounds like you took the...

    Welcome aboard Stephen! Sounds like you took the proverbial bull by the horns in your first game ... good for you!! :hatsoff:

    I believe you've received some great advice regarding where you can...
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    With the exception of purchasing just one each of...

    With the exception of purchasing just one each of the Spanish 1st Rates, I got two each of everything else. They are currently blockading the Christmas Village beneath our tree (so much for the...
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    Query: Spanish Frigates Sirena and Ifigenia

    Does anyone have any idea where ARES got its color scheme for the Sirena and Ifigenia? Is it purely conjectural? I've searched for both and, other than a chart showing dates and strengths, cannot...
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    Thanks TexaS. I'm going to get a few of these. ...

    Thanks TexaS. I'm going to get a few of these. The solo campaigns I've seen and some "cutting out" scenarios I've been mulling around in my mind practically demand them. Are there any images of...
  25. Thread: Kickstarter set

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    HOLY GUACAMOLE, BATMAN! :shock: I agree with Rob...

    HOLY GUACAMOLE, BATMAN! :shock: I agree with Rob ... a bit too pricey. Throw $50.00 at Cool Stuff Inc and a little paint on four "sister" ships and you're good to go ... with another $129.00 to...
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