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    Happy Birthday HMS Dreadnought

    Today, in 1906, HMS Dreadnought, the first "all big gun battleship", set the standard for the next 50 years. The USS Arizona, sunk on Dec 7, 1941 was the last of the "Super Dreadnoughts". I don't...
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    I even brought my set to the Subbuteto club and...

    I even brought my set to the Subbuteto club and played members of the league, but there was little interest in playing more games after the initial one. As I said before, I will be bringing all my...
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    Hail and farewell. Nobody ever really quits the...

    Hail and farewell. Nobody ever really quits the Anchorage. I will still read everybody's posts. But, the kettle boils and we're so easily drawn away...
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    Return of the prodigal son?

    Hi everybody. Nice to see that nothing much has changed since I've been gone lo these many months. After a couple of years trying to start a Sails of Glory club in Tucson including going to the last...
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    Three years before the mast

    I just noticed that in August of this year, I will have put in three years before the mast. I have played every scenario I could, I have scoured the net for ships, tokens, players aids and everything...
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    Tobacco for training ships? 24952

    Tobacco for training ships?

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    Almost forgot about this brand: 24951

    Almost forgot about this brand:

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    Very nice finds, Rob. I never did understand...

    Very nice finds, Rob.

    I never did understand the cartoon camel ads. But here's a smoking camel apparently yacht racing:

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    Is that a golf club in his hand, or a tiller? Why is the boom...
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    It just dawned on me that "Gib" stands for...

    It just dawned on me that "Gib" stands for Gibraltar! It took a while.

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    I actually smoked this stuff back in the 70's: ...

    I actually smoked this stuff back in the 70's:

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    Borkum Riff was a light house near Bremerhaven and was also a light ship so named. The stuff actually tasted pretty good and had a great...
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    Lets not forget Korean cigarettes and our friends...

    Lets not forget Korean cigarettes and our friends in the submarine service

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    This one's not nautical, but relevant anyway....

    This one's not nautical, but relevant anyway. Russian cigarettes celebrating the war of 1812

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    A couple more. It's kind of addicting. ...

    A couple more. It's kind of addicting.

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    You're doing a great job, too, Rob. When they...

    You're doing a great job, too, Rob. When they first came out with patches to quit smoking. I coughed up (hehe) 300 bucks for Habitrol patches. I slapped them on my arm and it was like I smoked an...
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    Wikipedia says that the two ships behind the Hero...

    Wikipedia says that the two ships behind the Hero on Players are the HMS Brittania and the HMS Dreadnaught.

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    I love the slogan, "made to make friends". Back...

    I love the slogan, "made to make friends". Back in the day, I used to go pub hopping on weekends in Banbury and Oxford. It was customary to offer everyone at the table one of your cigarettes before...
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    Can't...stop...googling.......... 24556 She...

    Can't...stop...googling..........

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    She looks like she was given a Rufie by a guy on a yacht!
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    How about this: 24553 With those boards,...

    How about this:

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    With those boards, who's she calling "sir"?

    or this:

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    Favorite Smoke

    I tried to hijack the favorite tipple thread but it didn't work out. So, I am starting a new thread for favorite smoke. Way back in the day, I smoked a lot. I used a product called "Habitrol" to...
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    The more I look at the order of battle, the more...

    The more I look at the order of battle, the more I like the fictional scenario idea. The french OB could actually come straight from the second battle of Finisterre, with 8 ships of the line and the...
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    What I have left for latecomers are 14 ships. 6...

    What I have left for latecomers are 14 ships. 6 first rates, including HMS Victory and fifth rate (OK, 4th rate) USS Constitution, and the frigates and unrated ships. I can patchwork games with those...
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    Yup. I plan on having a great time (as I always...

    Yup. I plan on having a great time (as I always do at Rincon). I created an Order of Battle for the June 1st van, here's what it looks like:

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    Now, who could resist commanding any of those...
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    Good idea. I was also fooling around with...

    Good idea. I was also fooling around with replicating the engagements that happened prior to the main engagement in May. I want to give a sense of historical perspective to players new to the game...
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    Glorious 1st of June scenario for Rincon 16

    Well, as I am GMing a Sails of Glory game at Rincon 16, I am looking at scenarios that I can host using the paltry 30 ships I have. I am seriously looking at the 1 June battle. The order of battle...
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    Sails of Glory at Rincon 16

    Hi everybody,

    Rincon 16 is the Tucson gaming convention being held this year at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites 5151 East Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ 85712 (Next to TMC, behind the IHOP at Rosemont...
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