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  1. Sadly nothing to report; too much work dealing...

    Sadly nothing to report; too much work dealing with the Old Crab's demands and her wild-hair-up-the-*cough* holiday project ideas. Closest to it is doodling out an idea for the girlfriend's first...
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    Consider that there were at least three different...

    Consider that there were at least three different Temeraire hulls to bear the name Duguay-Trouin alone...
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    Also, the RN generally didn't count carronades...

    Also, the RN generally didn't count carronades toward the "nominal gun rating", hence Leda being a nominal 38--the problem is you could easily have too many guns for the men available to crew them...
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    And here again we come back to physical reality...

    And here again we come back to physical reality vs admin classification. No matter what was actually loaded, a ship with 24x 8-9# UD would automatically be designated a 28-gun SIxth Rate with crew...
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    First let me stipulate that my memory is not all...

    First let me stipulate that my memory is not all that it used to be, I think that discussion was many years ago and would be somewhere in an old thread here. I'll try to look it up when I get back to...
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    All of the Spanish ships are overpowered compared...

    All of the Spanish ships are overpowered compared to what they historically should be. (Main batteries of 24-pdrs on the 74s so they should throw less than SGN104, and the frigates are like 18-pdr 38...
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    Some of the points values and other stats are a...

    Some of the points values and other stats are a little questionable, there was some Munchkinry to favor the Spanish in particular.
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    Courageux shows fine here! This is a good...

    Courageux shows fine here!

    This is a good "bite-size" mixed engagement; I've tried to suggest Ares look at it as a small-scale developmental model for working toward The Big One.
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    Don't pay full price, hold out for a sale.

    Don't pay full price, hold out for a sale.
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    *I* dropped them a headsup and suggested a...

    *I* dropped them a headsup and suggested a marketing partnership as an Official Licensed Accessory... no reply.
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    Their real value is in Winfield's design...

    Their real value is in Winfield's design commentary, drawing engineering relationships. It does not help that the French were rather less diligent in archival recordkeeping...
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    Santa Margarita should be a 12pdr IIRC, I'll have...

    Santa Margarita should be a 12pdr IIRC, I'll have to doublecheck.
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    Vincy Joe is Vincejo, Belly Squeaks is...

    Vincy Joe is Vincejo, Belly Squeaks is Belliquese, Andrew Mackay is Andromache, Dead Nose is Dedaigneuse. Jenny Rooks = Genereux?
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    Well, my ships are on hold until I find a source...

    Well, my ships are on hold until I find a source for one-piece bare yards. Granted, I'm hamstrung by not having a 3d printer or anywhere to set one up...
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    Either captures or named in memory of prior...

    Either captures or named in memory of prior captures.
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    Typically a French Temeraire outpunched a British...

    Typically a French Temeraire outpunched a British threedecker on raw throw weight, but the taller ship had the advantage of an easier time turning the weather decks into a slaughterhouse.

    So...
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    Back in War at Sea days, to combat cheesebuilds...

    Back in War at Sea days, to combat cheesebuilds some of our House Rules guys had an "Orders of Battle" option that required each large warship to have at least two smaller ship for escort (read, "no...
  18. "Jackpot or Death" does have a certain way of...

    "Jackpot or Death" does have a certain way of providing motivation...
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    Sticky: *hoisting beverage in Dobbs's honor*

    *hoisting beverage in Dobbs's honor*
  20. Right now there ARE no good Spanish sculpts....

    Right now there ARE no good Spanish sculpts. Meregildos is badly undersize, and Bahama is both badly undersize and only right in shape for ONE ship.

    #D00dY3rScr00d

    If you're willing to go...
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    The hard part on 3d's isn't the paint, it's those...

    The hard part on 3d's isn't the paint, it's those damnable masts and rigging. :) If you can make good DEX rolls and you have a source for aftermarket bases like Cap'n Duff's specials, some of the...
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    I suspect some of it was the same "the proles are...

    I suspect some of it was the same "the proles are expendable" attitude of today, part of it was that in their avarice they could be paid to harass your enemies for "plausible deniability."
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    Good question, but nothing that I know of. Might...

    Good question, but nothing that I know of. Might be interesting to explore... I'd like to see some different "grades" of shoal; if memory serves 64's and frigates could get much closer inshore than...
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    Somebody shoulda asked the Admiralty which was...

    Somebody shoulda asked the Admiralty which was more expensive between sights for well-placed single shots vs a mass of wasted cannonballs on the bottom of the ocean... have to put it in accounting...
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    Sounds like the order of the day was something...

    Sounds like the order of the day was something that a century and a half later SAC called an "Offset Aimpoint"... in this case, if you know the carronade is 30' high at 500yd adjust your aimpoint 30'...
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