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    Rob, Agreed again. I would certainly recommend...

    Rob,

    Agreed again. I would certainly recommend this book, just being more nitpicky than anything. As you said, I think the author sets up a lot of topics well that could be explored more in depth....
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    This is something I am still adjusting too. Ships...

    This is something I am still adjusting too. Ships always seem to.move further than I expect, and thus things happen more quickly than I suspect. So when planning maneuvers and tactics,I am always a...
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    Rob, I actually just finished reading this...

    Rob,

    I actually just finished reading this myself a few weeks ago. Agree with your review, very interesting and insightful read. I woul have appreciated a little more detail in the last chapter...
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    Additionally, Roy Adkins' "Nelson's Trafalgar:...

    Additionally, Roy Adkins' "Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World" is an insightful book and good introduction to the battle and the time period writ large.
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    In addition to all the above excellent resources,...

    In addition to all the above excellent resources, I recommend "Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare" by Sam Willis. Good overview of a lot of aspects of the conduct...
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    Copy Rob. Thanks!

    Copy Rob. Thanks!
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    Great gaming setup, and nice pictures! Can't wait...

    Great gaming setup, and nice pictures! Can't wait to see your after action reports. I'd recommend checking out the Campaigns tab for solo play scenarios and others AARs. It's been really helpful to...
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    Thanks Rob. Makes sense. Regards, James

    Thanks Rob. Makes sense.

    Regards,
    James
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    Thanks Rob. Can you heave to from battle...

    Thanks Rob. Can you heave to from battle sails/full sails, or do you play it only from backing sails?

    Regards,
    James
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    Rob and Dobbs, Much appreciated. Make perfect...

    Rob and Dobbs,

    Much appreciated. Make perfect sense. I was just confused initially and thought it meant chits not damage. Excited to give this a try.

    James
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    Thanks Rob! I think I was mistaken myself ��....

    Thanks Rob!

    I think I was mistaken myself ��. For the subtraction for smaller armament, is that number of chits drawn or number of damage inflicted?

    -James
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    Rob, That makes sense. Sorry if my question...

    Rob,

    That makes sense. Sorry if my question wasn't fully clear. If my broadside ia supposed to deal 2 damage, but the weight of my cannon has a -2 modifier, is my cannonade essentially done early,...
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    For the reduction of damage based on size of...

    For the reduction of damage based on size of artillery, does this mean you run out of boxes more quickly (as the boxes would zero out) or do you set a minimum number for broadside damage assuming...
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    Diamondback and Rob, Thanks for the thoughts,...

    Diamondback and Rob,

    Thanks for the thoughts, much appreciated. Makes sense on A/C damage and keeping combinations to ball and grape.

    Regards,
    James
  15. Dobbs, Sorry to have missed as I've been in...

    Dobbs,

    Sorry to have missed as I've been in and out of the office and been absentee from these parts for a bit. Would be happy to partake if you have it another go!

    Best,
    James
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    Double shot with different ammunition

    Apologies for multiple house rules post in one day. Read a few nonfiction historical accounts in a row, and a lot of ideas on the brain!

    Has anyone played with using double shot but using...
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    Sail Damage at Different Sail Settings

    Been thinking about sail damage, especially when at full sails. Any modifiers that make it more likely that you'll get a damaged sail when more canvas is set? Maybe making the "aim high" rule or some...
  18. Thread: Hove To

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    Hove To

    Greetings all,

    Has anyone worked up any house rules on being Hove to? I'm think one could either heave to from acking sails (or potentially any sail setting?), and when heaving to would be an...
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    Rob, For the enemy sighted cards, do you...

    Rob,

    For the enemy sighted cards, do you reshuffle back into the deck after each pull, or does he drawn card stay out?

    What is he website for the Wings of Glory AARs? I have not given it a...
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    Two mats it is! I just played through the Jan/Feb...

    Two mats it is! I just played through the Jan/Feb mission with a single mat, but will be transitioning! Should ave AAR and pics up tomorrow. It was. Hard fought action!
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    Rob, For the March/April Scenario, do you...

    Rob,

    For the March/April Scenario, do you recommend two mats?

    James
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    Not sure what role, if any, British sailors...

    Not sure what role, if any, British sailors played in Venezuela's fight for independence, but some general resources on British involvement in the Latin American revolutions of that time.

    Harvey,...
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    I finally started going through the 'historical'...

    I finally started going through the 'historical' historical discussions ��. Hopefully will be useful, or good to have on the record.
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    David, Found this website. It was in Spanish...

    David,

    Found this website. It was in Spanish but my browser translated it. First paragraph I copied, lists the vessels involved. Will probably need to research each more for details.
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    JimBlkHwk's 2020 Campaign Squadron Squadron...

    JimBlkHwk's 2020 Campaign Squadron

    Squadron Commander: Commodore Horatio Freeman

    1. Ship's Name: HMS VANGUARD
    Type of Ship: Third Rate 74
    Captain's Name: Horatio Freeman
    Captain's Ability:...
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