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    Great tips, thanks both! I’ll wait to see how my...

    Great tips, thanks both! I’ll wait to see how my Deep-Cut case goes but agree a cardboard tube is probably just as, if not more, effective and more economical! If the case proves lacking, I’ve...
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    Hi Folks My Cigar Box Battle 'Cold Water' map...

    Hi Folks

    My Cigar Box Battle 'Cold Water' map (http://cigarboxbattlestore.bigcartel.com/product/cold-water-440-4x6-plus) arrived yesterday. Here are a couple of initial pictures:

    Mahonesa at...
  3. Thanks Rob, I'm glad you enjoyed the change of...

    Thanks Rob, I'm glad you enjoyed the change of theatre. My next vignette takes us back to the better known waters of the North Atlantic...

    HMS Guerriere versus USS Constitution, 19 August 1812:...
  4. Hi Chris, I'm glad you liked them and I'm...

    Hi Chris, I'm glad you liked them and I'm anticipating more games, especially as winter and rainy weekends head our way in New Zealand.

    In the above vignette I was actually using Courageuse from...
  5. Some historical scenario snapshots from New Zealand

    Hi Captains

    I have been playing a number of historically-inspired scenarios with my 10- and six-year-old sons recently, using Basic Rules and Enemy in Sight! set-up to keep it simple, not all of...
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    Thanks Capn Duff, I agree the Deepcut mats also...

    Thanks Capn Duff, I agree the Deepcut mats also look excellent. I also like how they include a storage and carrying bag as an option. I’ll be very interested to compare the felt surface of the Cigar...
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    I appreciate this may not be a directly related...

    I appreciate this may not be a directly related topic, and I already have an Ares mat and quite like it (though I never really use the lines, except perhaps subconsciously), but found a new mat via...
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    It’s a bit later than intended but I finished...

    It’s a bit later than intended but I finished this book last year and have finally made the time (Easter by the beach) to pen a review.

    The book was excellent overall, if somewhat technical and...
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    I don't think you'll be disappointed Rob. I'm...

    I don't think you'll be disappointed Rob. I'm about to start the chapter 'The 24pdr Fifties', which are the variant I'm most interested in (specifically Portland class), which I'm excited about, but...
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    The Royal Navy 1793-1815

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    The Royal Navy 1793-1815 Author:
    Gregory Fremont-Barnes ISBN:
    978 1 84603 138 0 Category:
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    I wasn't overly impressed by this Battle...
  11. This is probably the most impressive short volume...

    This is probably the most impressive short volume on Age of Sail warships I've come across. It's clear Lardas knows his stuff and presents a lot of information contained in larger titles that I was...
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    Thanks Rob, yes, they were probably more excited...

    Thanks Rob, yes, they were probably more excited about Constitution arriving than I was. They're sharing day-on, day-off to "play" with it!
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    The latest addition to the New Zealand fleet: USS...

    The latest addition to the New Zealand fleet: USS Constitution
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ko1yf6sif9lr99/USS%20Constitution_20AUG20.jpg?dl=0

    This completes my fleet for the time being which, in...
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    Thanks both. With your interest I'm developing a...

    Thanks both. With your interest I'm developing a review in my head as I read it and will post a written review here when finished (it's my technical, not main, read so probably in a month or so).
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    I received my copy of this book yesterday and am...

    I received my copy of this book yesterday and am very excited to start reading it. I've always had a preference for the idiosyncratic versus mainstream (e.g. prefer the Hurricane to the Spitfire,...
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    Thanks for your interest Rob. My son’s only 10,...

    Thanks for your interest Rob. My son’s only 10, but surprisingly competent, so we play about an hour or so a time using Basic rules (with potential addition of raking and musketry from Standard rules...
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    Taking advantage of a lazy Sunday here in New...

    Taking advantage of a lazy Sunday here in New Zealand, and inspired by historical events, my son and I refight the Battle of Mykonos 1794, when 50-gun HMS Romney (represented by Leopard, background)...
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    I've now received my starting complement of ships...

    I've now received my starting complement of ships in addition to Starter Set and there are a number of them I believe can be used to represent original French OR British ships of the same class,...
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    Thanks very much for the warm welcome everyone,...

    Thanks very much for the warm welcome everyone, it’s appreciated. I look forward to participating on the forum and the Book Review thread has already got my attention (I’m currently reading the...
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    Hi Team I’m an Auckland-based Aussie (nine...

    Hi Team

    I’m an Auckland-based Aussie (nine years’ resident) who has recently purchased the Sails of Glory Starter Set and completed my first game using Basic Rules. I am a long-time fan and...
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