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    "The Chippy" on an RN warship is the common...

    "The Chippy" on an RN warship is the common nickname for the Chief Shipwright and "The Chippy Shop" is the coloquail name for the Shipwright's Workshop.
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    Welcome aboard shipmate, hello from sunny...

    Welcome aboard shipmate, hello from sunny Gloucestershire :salute::drinks:
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    Similar bit of the Bristol Channel to Captain...

    Similar bit of the Bristol Channel to Captain Duff. We also have the Sharpness Canal heading up to Gloucester running next to our lower field so we'll have the tall ships going past up to the...
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    Seconded :)

    Seconded :)
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    Shades used would have varied considerably, both...

    Shades used would have varied considerably, both at application and in practice. Paints were not subject to rigorous quality control and whilst "recipes" were followed there were inevitable...
  6. Poll: I'm sure its not the only one :happy:

    I'm sure its not the only one :happy:
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    Another of my personal favourites, we used to...

    Another of my personal favourites, we used to holiday near there and popped in often :)
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    G&G is a lovely set of rules, and not one of mine...

    G&G is a lovely set of rules, and not one of mine :)
    But if you wanted some suggestions for sets suitable for large rowing battles...

    :)
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    There are quite a few decent sets of ancient...

    There are quite a few decent sets of ancient naval rules out there (I've published a couple). If you wanted to bring in the more godly aspects then Galleys and Galleons from Ganesha would be worth a...
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    Been there too, another good one

    Been there too, another good one
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    There is something really rather lovely about the...

    There is something really rather lovely about the Victorian navy colour scheme. One of our warship assessment analysis codes at work allows you to set different colours to parts of a ships structure...
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    There is a Cape Horn Bar in Aberdeen. It's quite...

    There is a Cape Horn Bar in Aberdeen. It's quite nice
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    That's lovely :)

    That's lovely :)
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    Sorry, I thought the question was about how many...

    Sorry, I thought the question was about how many times they happened in reality, not in game terms.

    FWIW I can think of only a half dozen games of "Sails", if that, in which I have played where...
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    There are a few, but not many. They occur quite...

    There are a few, but not many. They occur quite frequently in naval fiction because they are such a dramatic event,
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    Actually pretty rare between ships of the line,...

    Actually pretty rare between ships of the line, due to a number if factor including size disparity, tumbkehome and the sheer gap between decks. More common in frigate actions where these were much...
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    Some excellent tips there, thanks

    Some excellent tips there, thanks
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    Sticky: 127 now

    127 now
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    Sticky: Four years, and it only seems like seven :)

    Four years, and it only seems like seven :)
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    Why's that?

    Why's that?
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    Naval Wargames Weekend 2019

    The dates for the 2019 Naval Wargames Weekend have been confirmed as October 5th/6th. The event will once again be held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

    More details to follow...
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    Clearly my info was bobbins :) This might be...

    Clearly my info was bobbins :)

    This might be worth mining for useful info.....

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.2989/02577618909504564

    This also (which indeed mentions the use of...
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    Other than small weapons such as swivels,...

    Other than small weapons such as swivels, probably not. Larger artillery would require trained crews, would take u significant space and weight that would otherwise accommodate payload.
  24. Ah, it looks then as though the model shown on...

    Ah, it looks then as though the model shown on the site as the brigantine is actually the corvette. It's shown correctly on the Kickstarter though :) I suspect I'll be dipping in at least for a...
  25. Looks like another potentially schizophrenic game...

    Looks like another potentially schizophrenic game as far as command and control is concerned as it talks about what admirals are doing yet all the initial releases (and from what I've seen , players...
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