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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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    Kind of, it's a bit hardcore but I've long...

    Kind of, it's a bit hardcore but I've long suggested as Historical Consultant for Ares that they can easily do quick, minimal-effort redecoes just by swapping flags on hulls. Eventually, I'm trying...
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    4. In the Napoleonic Era and before, the Royal...

    4. In the Napoleonic Era and before, the Royal Navy was divided into Red, White and Blue Squadrons. Each squadron had its own ensign, hence the variation.
    5. The all whites are the Bourbon Royal...
  9. Worth noting on all those brigs: a Cruizer is...

    Worth noting on all those brigs: a Cruizer is about 382 tons, while a too-small-by-about-half-a-meter Cherokee like Darwin's Beagle is about 238 tons.
  10. And then there are the plans that have been lost...

    And then there are the plans that have been lost ot history between poor archiving and senseless vandalism...
  11. War of 1812, assessing needed sculpts

    As I try to work out a longterm roadmap for Ares, I've been chewing on the War of 1812 again, and given the shortage of American ships in major engagements I believe treating the Second Barbary War...
  12. Coastal defenses are already a research...

    Coastal defenses are already a research nightmare, as it is... Mere site plans are not readily available for most, and that's literally the foundation we'd need to have to build a map or model from.
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    I'm gonna build out that table a little more,...

    I'm gonna build out that table a little more, though it partially mirrors one in the Committee Wardroom.
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    For comparison, the lightest and oldest RN 12pdr...

    For comparison, the lightest and oldest RN 12pdr 32's, the 1750s Southamptons, were about 650 BM. Also, Courageuse's higher tonnage was on about one meter more length, so at a ~10m beam that implies...
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    Dobbs, this kind of work is why we invited you to...

    Dobbs, this kind of work is why we invited you to the Stats Committee. However, I think I found why Ares statted the Amazons the way they did...


    ShipLengthBeamBM tonnageGame Stats
    1777 Concorde...
  16. Dobbs, one other point worth noting is that an...

    Dobbs, one other point worth noting is that an Amazon is MUCH smaller and shorter (about 5m and a couple hundred tons BM) than a Concorde. I suspect this is why Ares beefed up Concorde's...
  17. We may need to cook the maneuver decks and...

    We may need to cook the maneuver decks and sailing angles too. I have no idea how, though.
  18. Amazon is a little oversize in both length and...

    Amazon is a little oversize in both length and beam but to my eye looks VERY close to 1775 Enterprise, the last and most numerous of the 28's: six feet in length and two feet in beam, so close you...
  19. To be honest, I'm not sure about using existing...

    To be honest, I'm not sure about using existing sculpts for the USN, most of what I've done with them on the Stats Committee has been modeling their stats. SGN101 (not 103; the Concorde sculpt) might...
  20. Really, there is no place for an American "line...

    Really, there is no place for an American "line of battle" in Sails, because even if you count the Superfrigates the closest to SOL's we could muster were:

    BHR, more cruiser than SOL, sunk in...
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    Jonas, the British Cruizer-class brig also had...

    Jonas, the British Cruizer-class brig also had two hulls built with full ship rig (HMS's Snake and Victor, one later converted to standard Cruizer brig-rig), so that sculpt would almost perfectly...
  22. That's more than I'll be buying, Rob. SoG:...

    That's more than I'll be buying, Rob. SoG: Fantasy Pirates is as "sit it out" to me as WoG: T&T. If they do historical ships, I might snipe only those, but no fantasy stuff.
  23. Rob already confirmed to me that there will be a...

    Rob already confirmed to me that there will be a scale change, but not a very big one--his vision is to have the pirate line be at least somewhat visually compatible as stand-ins in SGN.
  24. I'm inclined to propose on the Longterm Roadmap...

    I'm inclined to propose on the Longterm Roadmap that the next waves be set to firmly include at least one each Trafalgar and 1812 sculpts. If we get an American 38 that gives us Chesapeake-Leopard...
  25. It's nothing official, but I've been privately...

    It's nothing official, but I've been privately working up an 1812 slate to propose, as you might have seen. :)
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