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  1. Thread: Black Seas

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    Warlord is not known for providing detailed...

    Warlord is not known for providing detailed assembly instructions. I ran into that building some of their 28m vehicles.
  2. Thread: Black Seas

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    There are some lets play videos available - just...

    There are some lets play videos available - just search it in YT (I can't link to videos at work).

    There was one just posted that uses the advanced rules which may be more of interest. According...
  3. Thread: USS Essex

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    The attack on the whaling fleet was the basis for...

    The attack on the whaling fleet was the basis for the Acheron in "Master and Commander". Of course Essex was a smaller frigate. Here is a good book (and light reading) book about the building and...
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    Excellent book a highly recommended reference.

    Excellent book a highly recommended reference.
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    That would be nice had they done that properly....

    That would be nice had they done that properly. An Amazon class would also serve. Someone in another pointed out that the battery configuration is unusual. 24 gun battery, with 14 ordnance on the...
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    I always said that Ares got this one backwards! ...

    I always said that Ares got this one backwards! Doubleshot was effective really only at pistol shot range because they generally used less powder and with double round shot the accuracy was very...
  7. Thread: Black Seas

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    Actually merchant brigs were quite common. Dana's...

    Actually merchant brigs were quite common. Dana's voyage in "Two Years Before the Mast" was in a brig and he went around the Horn to California. Also for the US coast and lakes schooners were also...
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    I usually do 2 games in a three day show. Those...

    I usually do 2 games in a three day show. Those are normally larger games though - 6-8 players and a 4 hour time slot. I also make sure I meet the requirements for free entry to the show! I am...
  9. Thread: Gunnery.

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    Here are a couple of references I ran across...

    Here are a couple of references I ran across whilst looking up gunnery data. (Related to playing the Naval Action PC game).

    http://arc.id.au/CannonBallistics.html

    Warning the above abstract...
  10. Thread: Black Seas

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    I was afraid of this. Some of the photos included...

    I was afraid of this. Some of the photos included gunboat models which made me hopeful that they started the stat range small and worked up. I imagine the gunboat rules are abstracted and represent a...
  11. Thread: Black Seas

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    I have to agree with out on the look of the...

    I have to agree with out on the look of the Warlord figures - more of a "Hollywood" look than say Perrys. Their plastic ranges are better and less clunky though.
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    Looks good Jason. I have a pile of the Warlord...

    Looks good Jason. I have a pile of the Warlord WoTR boxes someday I will get to the project. Lion Rampant is a fun set of rules too. Those figures are perfect for the "dip" or wash method of...
  13. Thread: Black Seas

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    I have to say that Warlord has done a good job of...

    I have to say that Warlord has done a good job of packaging - giving you everything you need to build and play in the box. Jury is out on the paper sails though, I mean they could have done plastic....
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    I would go very basic. You have 4 players and 2...

    I would go very basic. You have 4 players and 2 hours so you want a basic scenario with no land masses (maybe for looks on the edge of the board). Four frigates. Use basic rules but I would add in...
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    John: Nice job on the game and AAR!!

    John:

    Nice job on the game and AAR!!
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    I have been to Barracudas' Tavern - it is on Key...

    I have been to Barracudas' Tavern - it is on Key highway which is the street that leads to Ft. McHenry. For the anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner in 2014 I was in Baltimore, sailed on the Lynx...
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    Wow - great work Rob. Can't wait to see the game...

    Wow - great work Rob. Can't wait to see the game in progress!
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    Rob: Thanks for posting the article. On my...

    Rob:

    Thanks for posting the article. On my next UK visit I will have to visit The Pembroke and of course The Lord Nelson!
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    Yes I thought it strange that there were no gun...

    Yes I thought it strange that there were no gun ports! I understand this was not uncommon for French ship design. I believe they did have some covering for heavy weather though. Someone on the Naval...
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    Very nice tour of the ship. When I was onboard I...

    Very nice tour of the ship. When I was onboard I was told that one of the 12 lb guns is an original dating to the 18th century!
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    Very nice - looks like a nice tour and visit....

    Very nice - looks like a nice tour and visit. Thanks for posting.
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    Here's a couple of photos from her trip to the...

    Here's a couple of photos from her trip to the US.

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    Misconduct Tavern Philadelphia PA - Nautical...

    Misconduct Tavern Philadelphia PA - Nautical themed pub - interior resembles saloon of a ship as well. Also it is the local Arsenal supporters club pub. That why we were there this weekend - North...
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    Rob: I actually started some paintwork on a HMS...

    Rob: I actually started some paintwork on a HMS Leander model that I picked up at a recent convention. More importantly earlier this month I went to Dobbs' house for a multiple player SoG game that...
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    I also use Vallejo washes or Army painter shades....

    I also use Vallejo washes or Army painter shades. Vallejo sepia wash gives a good result like the Earthshade.
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