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    Not for the faint hearted

    I cannot believe how many essential things in life I have been missing out on. The thousands of emails I have got over the last couple of days telling me what bargains I can get in the black Friday...
  2. Been thinking ........ you probably can use all...

    Been thinking ........ you probably can use all your SoG minis in Oak & Iron just as they are. The SoG ship inserts have red, orange and green zones that approximate the O&I bases for wind and ship...
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    Open Border Day Today

    A big day for us. For months and months we in South Australia have had closed borders due to Covid and just about zero cases. Today after an intensive get vaccinated media push we open our borders to...
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    Very nice addition to your family. Will he be a...

    Very nice addition to your family. Will he be a sea dog and join you on your cruises? i have been watching Foxes Afloat on YouTube and they have a dog onboard their boat with them. :beer:
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    Thanks guys I am thinking I will delete that...

    Thanks guys I am thinking I will delete that double shot bit from the scenario as it has been said here no double shotted guns with hot shot. I am also tempted to use the if on fire take a B at...
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    More thoughts on Forts. We have played some games...

    More thoughts on Forts. We have played some games but always fairly basic rules with some optional ones thrown in such as wind changes. I want to play Batter the Tower next Tuesday night which is a...
  7. I can vouch for the clumsy running aground and...

    I can vouch for the clumsy running aground and collision feeling having done it many times myself. A good game though and hopefully some new converts too. :drinks:
  8. At $32 USD for the PDF which equates to $44 of my...

    At $32 USD for the PDF which equates to $44 of my money I really would like to know more about it before buying. The basic problem a lot of us have is that we usually end up playing solo. Therefore ...
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    Bon matin Bruno, and welcome from Adelaide. When...

    Bon matin Bruno, and welcome from Adelaide. When I saw your forum name I immediately thought of the WWII submarine.

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    I did not think of the historical figure. Thanks for the link. :beer:
  10. I have O&I (Oak & Iron) and I like it because it...

    I have O&I (Oak & Iron) and I like it because it is different but not necessarily better than SoG. So far I have only played 3 games. You usually have 2 or 3 ships in your squadron in O&I and the...
  11. Thread: Bases

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    If you are talking about those giant ships and...

    If you are talking about those giant ships and cards then how does he do that? It seems to me that it could not be a projection from the front because it does not project onto him as he makes his...
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    Thank you Rob. I will check them out. :beer:

    Thank you Rob. I will check them out. :beer:
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    Bases

    Hi All, I love those Oak & Iron ship bases. I have just about every Sails of Glory ship they every released and no way do they look as good as the O&I. Ugly chunky blue bits of plastic vs nice see...
  14. Another great link to a very unusual story, thank...

    Another great link to a very unusual story, thank you for posting. I cannot imagine what it would have been like for that girl in a ship full of rough sailors for so long at sea. She must have had a...
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    Great story there. What a truly great find too. I...

    Great story there. What a truly great find too. I hope it all goes well with the salvage and restoration. Thanks for posting.
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    Nice action shots on your blog. Those British...

    Nice action shots on your blog. Those British sailors are lucky seadogs. :thumbsup:
  17. What a bloody and close run thing that battle...

    What a bloody and close run thing that battle was. Great AAR thanks for posting. :beer:
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    Just joking. Mind you, saying Bellerophon caused...

    Just joking. Mind you, saying Bellerophon caused a lot of problems amongst the unwashed as you have pointed out. :happy:
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    What a marvellous AAR. Very well fought indeed....

    What a marvellous AAR. Very well fought indeed. It is a bit of a bother to me though that those British ships have French and Spanish names. Presumably they were captured at some point? They should...
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    The Doorbell!

    I thought a lie-in for once this morning and at 0830 the doorbell sounds ...... A parcel from Lexington Kentucky has arrived. It is my Oak & Iron , Ships of the Line expansion purchase that I made a...
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    Hi Scott I would suggest that you keep an eye out...

    Hi Scott I would suggest that you keep an eye out on EBay or Amazon and buy them as you can afford them. I have collected just about one of everything over the years that way. You are probably paying...
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    The Shores of Tripoli

    For anyone enthralled with the AAR of the first battle this book by James L Haley is worth reading. I am about half way through and that ties in nicely with Bligh's AAR. Hard to believe in these...
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    We were on an Azamara ship once and made friends...

    We were on an Azamara ship once and made friends with a Belgian Chef who had bought a drinks package. He recorded every drink he had to check if it was value for money but we could not read his...
  24. Thread: Other Games

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    NOT proposing a separate forum for other games...

    NOT proposing a separate forum for other games but Windy Jack and I have been dabbling in Oak & Iron and had our second game (the Quick Start Game scenario) yesterday. This is in addition to our once...
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    For those who love to drink.

    From P&O this morning ..... Premium Drinks Package is back on cruises of 7 nights or more. What that means is Your Premium Drinks Package includes unlimited soft drinks and bottled water; a maximum...
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