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    Which Courageux? Do you mean the 1761 French ship...

    Which Courageux? Do you mean the 1761 French ship that was evolved into Carnatic, Blake and Armada, or the 1783 Henslow/Rule-family one-off named after her but no engineering relationship?
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    I'm uncomfortable with trying to create new decks...

    I'm uncomfortable with trying to create new decks but would not oppose the rest of the Committee making efforts to do so... I'm more comfortable with ship logs and base inserts, though Ares has made...
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    Parkinson was wrong, work expands to EXCEED the...

    Parkinson was wrong, work expands to EXCEED the time available and NEVER contracts. Anyone who's had to be a caregiver to a disabled relative knows this... :(

    :p
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    What's funny is, between being from a railroading...

    What's funny is, between being from a railroading family and an '80s kid, you say "roundhouse" and my brain immediately goes to either a steam locomotive servicing complex or a Chuck Norris high kick.
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    I thought that was the quarterdeck, having real...

    I thought that was the quarterdeck, having real trouble finding illustrations--the only one I've seen so far shows a counterpart structure at the top rear of Mayflower as being her roundhouse.
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    Beautiful model and photography--if the base...

    Beautiful model and photography--if the base edges weren't clearly visible, one could almost think it was the real thing.
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    It's a structure built on top of the weather...

    It's a structure built on top of the weather deck, between the QD and mainmast.
    http://www.navalmarinearchive.com/research/roundhouse.html
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    Just an FYI, if you haven't sourced plans on...

    Just an FYI, if you haven't sourced plans on Bonhomme Richard yet, Jean Boudriot's forensic reconstruction from her sisters seems to be the best available--it's what we used for the Ares model, but I...
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    Welcome aboard, Henry. David Manley and I are...

    Welcome aboard, Henry. David Manley and I are their Historical Consultants on Sails, so even if they were game for coordinating efforts with you it'd probably go through one or the other of us--and...
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    Take a hunk of balsa, glue paper fire/sail arc...

    Take a hunk of balsa, glue paper fire/sail arc sheet to that, glue clear plastic or overhead-transparency sheet cover on top of that?

    My main hesitation here is I'd like to see some coordination...
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    A 1/700-scale ship using unaltered cards would be...

    A 1/700-scale ship using unaltered cards would be a slower "scale speed." Maybe play two cards at Backing for Backing, one at Full for Battle, and two at Battle for Full.
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    Sounds like the job would need a team just like...

    Sounds like the job would need a team just like CF did (and admittedly they were immensely helped by the much smaller WWII IJN hull-count relative to the Napoleonic RN along with "large regional" vs...
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    Good point--with the long doldrums between Ares...

    Good point--with the long doldrums between Ares releases, partnering with him where they do a wave their way then he does a wave of DIY but with "officially authorized" logs might also help keep...
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    Not sure, just thinking a strategic partnership...

    Not sure, just thinking a strategic partnership might get him a little more visibility, and an Ares "seal of approval" might help get broader acceptance in the community.
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    I'm actually toying with the idea of, if he's...

    I'm actually toying with the idea of, if he's game for 1/10o0, suggesting to Rob at Ares that they consider a licensing agreement as "extensions" for hulls that Ares is unlikely to ever officially do...
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    Not free, but until 12/13 Osprey's doing 40% off...

    Not free, but until 12/13 Osprey's doing 40% off all e-books and 30% off hardcopies and games published before October.

    From their email: "From now till 13 December, we will be offering a discount...
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    Sticky: Charge it to "Morale & Wellness"--it helps keep...

    Charge it to "Morale & Wellness"--it helps keep the men's morale up when they see those higher up the ladder risking Official Displeasure to take care of them, and thus keeps them well motivated. :)
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    The models themselves are exquisite. If he did...

    The models themselves are exquisite. If he did 'em in 1/1000 and we had a supply source for masts without chopping Ares ships I'd be tempted.
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    Sticky: ARRRRGH! How am I supposed to keep me Pirate Cred...

    ARRRRGH! How am I supposed to keep me Pirate Cred if ye keep dottin' the I's and crossin' the T's behind me back makin' it legal?

    LOL
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    Sticky: *surreptitiously rolls in a barrel pilfered from...

    *surreptitiously rolls in a barrel pilfered from Admiralty stores*
    Here's another for you, Eric, the good stuff. Rum ALWAYS tastes better when it's stolen... :)
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    When I say "just" I mean a 300t brig is typically...

    When I say "just" I mean a 300t brig is typically in about the 20-25m range. It was a warship that missed by a whisker.
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    I'm not on TMP, and I get where you're coming...

    I'm not on TMP, and I get where you're coming from--you and many of the other Early Days members are conspicuous in the reduced activity, and missed.
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    Good idea, but a big basic fact error undermines...

    Good idea, but a big basic fact error undermines his cred--San Juan Nepomuceno became HMS San Juan and a harbor ship at Gibraltar, neither Berwick nor part of the battle-line.
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    Another complication is... well, I've been...

    Another complication is... well, I've been looking into the whalers taken by USS Essex and in the 200- to 300-ton weight class they come in just too small for Ares to sculpt with the hard 28-meter...
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    Addendum, we're still not sure how Ares comes up...

    Addendum, we're still not sure how Ares comes up with their game stats or point costs--I have a catalog of every single different armament load I've been able to find for various ships--Concorde...
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