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    Brian Lavery's "Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and...

    Brian Lavery's "Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization 1793-1815" is also fairly exhaustive on this topic, abet much more expensive than an Osprey book!
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    Interesting I wondered how they were going to lay...

    Interesting I wondered how they were going to lay out the table so everyone could get involved. Nice looking model of Hougumont there.
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    I suspect there will be. Might even be a live...

    I suspect there will be. Might even be a live twitch feed or something. One of the sponsors is Warlord Games. They are using their "Black Powder" rules and I suspect a mixture of Warlord and Perry 28...
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    Nice AAR - I couldn't help but notice the...

    Nice AAR - I couldn't help but notice the islands. I too have put those old PotSM to work!
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    Hear Hear! :salute: Ask any veteran that...

    Hear Hear! :salute:



    Ask any veteran that they'll tell you that the heroes are still there above Omaha underneath white crosses. Of course we also remember the few remaining who came through...
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    Here is the Mucky Duck Pub on Captiva Island...

    Here is the Mucky Duck Pub on Captiva Island Florida. More famous for the sunset than the food. But of course one must have an adult beverage whilst watching said sunset. :beer:


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    Nice work! :thumbsup:

    Nice work! :thumbsup:
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    Thanks for the article. I can't see the video at...

    Thanks for the article. I can't see the video at work but that's nothing to do with EU law!

    Our tall ship here in Delaware Kalmar Nyckel has had a female captain and first mate for some years...
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    Well the particulars are what they are. Constitution was indeed longer than that class of 64s. From 3 decks:


    Agamemnon: Length gundeck 160'; Keel 131'. Burthen: 1383 tons. 1794 Broadside wgt 678...
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    The French also commissioned larger xebecs for...

    The French also commissioned larger xebecs for use in the Med. One was the Le Requin a 260 ton 6th rate armed with 24 8 pounders and measuring 122 feet on the gundeck.
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    The photo from Salute also shows larger ships....

    The photo from Salute also shows larger ships. Although they may focus on the frigate or 5th rate as the largest ship. Similar to Cruel Seas (which I have been trying to avoid buying!) focusing on...
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    Welcome Home! :beer:

    Welcome Home! :beer:
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    :thumbsup:

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    A Belated Happy Birthday Dobbs! :beer:

    A Belated Happy Birthday Dobbs! :beer:
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    Just as long as you didn't post X-Wing pictures...

    Just as long as you didn't post X-Wing pictures :wink:

    Actually one of the groups I game with uses the X-Wing maneuver system for WoG instead of the cards. I have not tried it yet but it looks...
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    Poll: Nice shot. I was onboard for the Tall Ships 2000...

    Nice shot. I was onboard for the Tall Ships 2000 in New York and we sailed up the Hudson, well briefly just to the GW and back for a ship parade. Of course New York has it's own 17th century tall...
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    Dobbs - I have been following the blog. I am...

    Dobbs - I have been following the blog. I am sorry to read about the passing of Suzanne's mom. My condolences to you both. Take care on the drive back up.

    Sincerely

    Eric
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    Poll: It has been some years now but when I crewed on...

    It has been some years now but when I crewed on Kalmar Nyckel I sailed off the east coast of the US on the way from the Mid-Atlantic to New York and New England. Not sure what is worse on a large...
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    Wasn't the introduction of Teak as a shipbuilding...

    Wasn't the introduction of Teak as a shipbuilding wood tied to the deforestation of large oak in Britain and Europe? And of course the availability of teak in the colonies.
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    Sounds interesting thanks!

    Sounds interesting thanks!
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    Fair winds on your return voyage! I have a...

    Fair winds on your return voyage!

    I have a question for you - In the photo of you playing SoG in the 2/14 blog post there is a multi colored template shaped like a question mark next to one of the...
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    A few years ago I ran the Battle of Gran Port at...

    A few years ago I ran the Battle of Gran Port at a convention based on the scenario that Cpt Kangaroo ran at HURRICON:
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    Dobbs that was exactly the case in one of...

    Dobbs that was exactly the case in one of Constitution's actions. The British captain knowing he was outgunned tried to board after the ships became entangled. Of the top of my head I can't recall if...
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    I am not sure if the NPC distribution is...

    I am not sure if the NPC distribution is different on the PVE server. On PVP they changed it so most enemy NPCs sail in their own waters, so forcing players to sail away from their home base to find...
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    Yeah I follow him. I think the explanation is...

    Yeah I follow him. I think the explanation is that he is more of a traditional wargamer rather than a gamer playing MMOs or multiplayer arena games (WoT, WoWs). So multiplayer on PC is more of an...
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