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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'...
  4. Yup, as with everything the game is separating...

    Yup, as with everything the game is separating the wheat from the chaff. Some sources have more chaff to plow through than others... and every so often a chaff-heavy source has a tasty little bit of...
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    Just remember, with American boats... "Everything...

    Just remember, with American boats... "Everything forward of the control room is just a fairing for the reactor."
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    I suspect one of our governing questions should...

    I suspect one of our governing questions should be "was this enough change from baseline that a change-averse Admiralty deemed it worthy of fleetwide adoption?"

    Also, I suspect Tonnant/Bucentaure...
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    I'm also debating whether we shouldn't add...

    I'm also debating whether we shouldn't add another tier at the bottom to split the Second Rates, Tier 5 being late British 98's and Tier 6 being the Spanish 94's and pre-upgrade British 90's.
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    True, amigo. The word of the day for Ares Spanish...

    True, amigo. The word of the day for Ares Spanish is "Full Metal MUNCHKIN." Personally, here's how I'd stack-and-rack the Three-Pluses:
    *Tier 1: >120 guns 4-d Santissima Trinidad, slightly stronger...
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    If my understanding is right, the mobility...

    If my understanding is right, the mobility impairment came about with the overloading on the four-deck mod.
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    Threedecker ST should be a peer to Santa Ana...

    Threedecker ST should be a peer to Santa Ana (same gundeck layout and similar size, just a little older) and at most a little less than Orient, while Orient and Hibernia should be near-peer....
  11. The biggest thing I will vocally agree with them...

    The biggest thing I will vocally agree with them on is paying tribute to their countrymen who fought and died. A man writes one of those "Up To and Including My Life" blank checks, you owe him at...
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    I'd like to see some playtest results with these...

    I'd like to see some playtest results with these two candidates, which I'm in no position to perform myself ATM. :(
  13. I hate to say it but I'm seeing a lot of Homerism...

    I hate to say it but I'm seeing a lot of Homerism in this article; I've yet to see any evidence supporting the claim that "Princesa was used as a model for British three-deckers." They also like to...
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    As a general rule, I'd say with their 24# main...

    As a general rule, I'd say with their 24# main battery Spanish 74's should be treated more as "really tough 64's." (As an aside, there were a very few 32# 64's, which I suggest the reverse, treating...
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    Good point, we really need to treat 3-decker and...

    Good point, we really need to treat 3-decker and 4-decker as two separate ships, just like a razee before vs after. F-Minus might be good for maneuvering.

    My first thought is buff the British and...
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    I personally think so, but IIRC there were...

    I personally think so, but IIRC there were concerns about being too harsh. My gut impression is that ST was more for propaganda effect than practical, much like the Kalinin K-7 of the 1930s.
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    So far the Hebes are still the best fit in math...

    So far the Hebes are still the best fit in math and model. I'd take the best stat-line of them to make it a fairer game.
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    I think we had several Playtest Candidates but no...

    I think we had several Playtest Candidates but no firm "consensus answer." I dunno where that Veer 4 came from, IIRC three-deckers are usually Veer 3 and ST had a maneuverability problem of legendary...
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    I never received mine. :( I think they might have...

    I never received mine. :( I think they might have been discontinued before I went Gold...
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    Be grateful it's him and not me... I roll under...

    Be grateful it's him and not me... I roll under "Loser Buys For EVERYONE" rules.
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    Nor a foundry that could properly cast new...

    Nor a foundry that could properly cast new specimens to the original spec using the original processes...
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    Some relevant info: "In 1799, a Navy...

    Some relevant info:

    "In 1799, a Navy Department estimate of provisions for a 44-gun frigate included 8,650 gallons of rum (at a dollar per gallon)."...
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    GANGES Class. Edward Hunt’s only 74-gun design,...

    GANGES Class. Edward Hunt’s only 74-gun design, to which three ships were ordered (it was revived for a further pair of ships in 1801, and in modified form for a sixth vessel in 1811). Fast and...
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    Correct, sir--the 1776 ship is just a "fat"...

    Correct, sir--the 1776 ship is just a "fat" (albeit only by about six INCHES IIRC) version of the Bellona-Arrogant-Edgar line, my chart for Ares has her slipstreamed onto SGN104 alongside her...
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    Which one? 1776 wouldn't appreciably differ from...

    Which one? 1776 wouldn't appreciably differ from SGN104, the later Ganges I'm not sure but might be a tiny bit better.
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