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    Aw, shucks, guys... just tryin' to do a job the...

    Aw, shucks, guys... just tryin' to do a job the best way I know how. But thanks, both of ya.

    Another thing Ares fails to take into account adequately is weight of guns: a six-pounder ain't gonna...
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    Ken, just trying to suggest possibilities for why...

    Ken, just trying to suggest possibilities for why they took the tack they did--possibly higher rate of fire?

    But as noted, the usual guns replaced by carronades didn't exactly add a particularly...
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    On the other hand, a few other members here...

    On the other hand, a few other members here tested my initial Double-at-Half proposal and found it a big gamble: overpowered when in range, useless if you couldn't get into range, Win Big or Die...
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    It was a big advantage on smaller ships or...

    It was a big advantage on smaller ships or replacing smaller guns; on an SOL it kind of made you a one-trick pony, and who's gonna want to get into carronade range of a 74 when you can just trade...
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    On carronades, I can give you two examples... ...

    On carronades, I can give you two examples...

    In 1782 HMS Egmont, a one-off Bellona-variant 74, was fitted with an all-carronade load. The base all-gun broadside throw of a Slade Common 74 is...
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    How much does "maritime law" apply to a shooting...

    How much does "maritime law" apply to a shooting war where the entire goal is "if he won't strike sink the other guy by ram if need be," though?

    Personally, I'd be tempted to flip a shallow turn...
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    Maybe a "round down" or "round to nearest"...

    Maybe a "round down" or "round to nearest" alternate might be worth testing as well.
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    The other thing would be to split Fore and Aft...

    The other thing would be to split Fore and Aft arcs to fire and load independently, with Main requiring both be loaded to use. Slightly more complicated, but I think worth it... another one for...
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    As a bonus, it also gives an appreciable...

    As a bonus, it also gives an appreciable difference between superfrigates and multi-deck true SOL's: for example, Constitution and the Slade 74's both start with a Main broadside of 6 and split it...
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    Good point, Fred--it still works better than the...

    Good point, Fred--it still works better than the Double Short/No Long concept I'd pitched.

    For anyone interested, my proposed tweak is in its own thread at...
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    Still doesn't give anything to help with HMS...

    Still doesn't give anything to help with HMS Egmont and similar all-carronade Rateds, either. I would have expected "Bonus Short/Penalty Long" rather than this "just split it and long gets cut in...
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