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    BTW, sent you two an email putting out feelers on...

    BTW, sent you two an email putting out feelers on a more fleshed out Trafalgar roadmap for Ares; it's *still* more aggressive shortcutting than my AMS would like but I think if Ares can stay the...
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    It's also not without precedent, IIRC Drake and...

    It's also not without precedent, IIRC Drake and Morgan both went from "freelancing" to high-level Official Positions. :)
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    Irony of ironies, a pirate in the Admiralty...

    Irony of ironies, a pirate in the Admiralty...
  4. If I had my way, I'd kickstart us by having Ares...

    If I had my way, I'd kickstart us by having Ares partner with Rod Langton and basically mirror his entire catalog, then build out from there.
  5. To be honest, I'm mainly keying on the stern...

    To be honest, I'm mainly keying on the stern galleries. Hopefully this only impacts "planned" and not "already cut"... my own plan is I'm gonna push Ares hard on the biggest open-gallery Second Rate...
  6. Flag on the play, the Neptunes were redesigned...

    Flag on the play, the Neptunes were redesigned with enclosed galleries so that's three more.

    Open gallery First Rates
    use SGN201Open gallery Second Rates
    use SGN201Enclosed galleries, use SGN108...
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    It's one of those questions like how many licks...

    It's one of those questions like how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. The world may never know...
  8. Base cards will probably be same as Constitution...

    Base cards will probably be same as Constitution for President and United States. We've never taken the variant armaments up, really, but since I think you have a Stats Committee cred now that would...
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    Sad but true. :(

    Sad but true. :(
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    "Do you go LOOKING for trouble?" "No, it usually...

    "Do you go LOOKING for trouble?"
    "No, it usually seems to have a pretty good idea where I am."
    --Sgts. Cole and Riggs, Lethal Weapon 4
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    Sticky: Guess it's a good thing the Comptroller's...

    Guess it's a good thing the Comptroller's Assistant doesn't yap, only roars and growls... LOL
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    Yeah, French engineering tended to be "glass...

    Yeah, French engineering tended to be "glass cannons" built for long endurance and good sailing but not so good in a prolonged fight, while the British designers used much heavier structural members...
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    Worth a try, amigo. I'll check that out once I...

    Worth a try, amigo. I'll check that out once I get back to the big screen, if it's still running... I do know that different chief designers imposed different design/construction systems nationwide,...
  14. This is why on DIY firearms we only take off a...

    This is why on DIY firearms we only take off a little material at a time, make one pass then clean the tool and part before the next. :) (Cutting the slide rails on a 1911 is literally SHAVING metal...
  15. So in short, set up some kind of jig to hold the...

    So in short, set up some kind of jig to hold the hull at 20-30 left or right, fire up Ye Olde Power Sander and sand it all the way to the "high side" waterline and Bob's Yer Uncle, then optionally...
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    Ferrante, the manuscript I'm thinking of is an...

    Ferrante, the manuscript I'm thinking of is an unscheduled forthcoming release in Seaforth's "____ Warships in the Age of Sail" series, probably at least coauthored by Rif Winfield. Need to work on...
  17. Might be an interesting related question for...

    Might be an interesting related question for David M. in regards to "sinker" models, on behalf of 3dp designers: What would the typical failure mode be for one of these ships sunk in battle? As a...
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    Tower/desktop PC's are much easier to do that...

    Tower/desktop PC's are much easier to do that with than laptops, though. :(
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    Sticky: Congrats, DM!

    Congrats, DM!
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    Workbench: getting one laptop set up, so I can...

    Workbench: getting one laptop set up, so I can get another shipped off for repairs and then backup and reload this one.
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    Actually, while it might have meant redundancy,...

    Actually, while it might have meant redundancy, my intent was for those "framework" first posts to be a TL-DR summary, while allowing room for discussion down-thread and linking to that in the...
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    A member whose username regrettably escapes me at...

    A member whose username regrettably escapes me at the moment, who also joined the research efforts for Ares and vanished around the time Wave 3 released. :(
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    Sticky: Thanks, David; as I said, what I do is a pittance...

    Thanks, David; as I said, what I do is a pittance compared to our shipmates who pick me up and carry me on your shoulders when there's work to be done. Everybody, if you're hoisting 'em, hoist...
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    Trying to speak to them in a language they might...

    Trying to speak to them in a language they might understand... :) lol
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    I'm tryin', shipmate, but I only have so much...

    I'm tryin', shipmate, but I only have so much influence on Ares... and sadly, the ships to go under these flags are hard to find English-language sources on since the manuscript for "Spanish Warships...
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