Search:

Type: Posts; User: DeRuyter

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    60
    Views
    2,356

    The bit about the race is interesting...

    The bit about the race is interesting particularly because the USS Unites States was not known to be a fast sailor in 1812. She was nicknamed the "Old Wagon" or something to that effect. To take up...
  2. Replies
    15
    Views
    749

    What is the thickness? Is it sufficent for fumble...

    What is the thickness? Is it sufficent for fumble fingered gamers would would otherwise pick up models by the masts?
  3. Replies
    5
    Views
    520

    The lake battles ships would be at the bottom end...

    The lake battles ships would be at the bottom end of the Ares SoG line. As Jason said Langton is your best bet for a similar scale model. Langton has a War of 1812 line so you can get the complete...
  4. Replies
    329
    Views
    61,835

    Looking good! :thumbsup:

    Looking good!
    :thumbsup:
  5. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,458

    As a long time Naval Action player I would be...

    As a long time Naval Action player I would be cautious using the game ratings. Alex you mentioned game balance which is a correct assessment. The most glaring example is USS Constitution rated as a...
  6. Prior to the latest drydocking you could put your...

    Prior to the latest drydocking you could put your name into a lottery to be a passenger for the turnaround cruise. I am not sure they started that up again, and of course I am thinking she is...
  7. Replies
    53
    Views
    4,945

    Dobbs, if I remember correctly on the Kalmar...

    Dobbs, if I remember correctly on the Kalmar Nyckel we used to furl the lateen sail on the mizzen before dipping (when that was done which was not often). I would suspect they'd have to furl the sail...
  8. Replies
    128
    Views
    12,838

    Wow amazing work Vol!! Have you given a...

    Wow amazing work Vol!!

    Have you given a thought to modifying the set of the spanker?

    It is one thing that bugs me about the Warlord models. The effect is noted in your photos above. The gaff...
  9. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,729

    Looks great Dobbs. How was the sail? The weather...

    Looks great Dobbs. How was the sail? The weather looked good yesterday although I didn't see the wind forecast. Now it seems we are back to early April weather!
  10. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,626

    It is a great blog I also saw it on TMP and was...

    It is a great blog I also saw it on TMP and was using his rigging tutorial for the Black Sails ships. His ships look great. I am also intrigued about the rules he uses "War at Sail", with a house...
  11. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,818

    TBF it is not just Ares being overly generous....

    TBF it is not just Ares being overly generous. Most age of sail rules go for the playability angle. Using Dobbs' templates gives you an appreciation for the difficulty of a line having to work to...
  12. Vol - Now you just need the schooner pack to make...

    Vol - Now you just need the schooner pack to make a proper US fleet. :thumbsup:
  13. Replies
    80
    Views
    7,109

    Yes well I have noted that they look more like...

    Yes well I have noted that they look more like game pieces than scale models. Looking at it another way they are representational of period paintings which were not all as precise as a van de Velde....
  14. Replies
    80
    Views
    7,109

    Oak & Iron ships

    Ok I started working on my Oak & Iron ships. Here is my workbench. Notice I am also working on Black Seas ships. I have a SoG Leander in the shot for scale comparison. The completeed O&I ship next to...
  15. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,048

    Eric I was just providing an example of what kind...

    Eric I was just providing an example of what kind of scenarios you can do with it. The scenarios that Warlord puts in their rules are all very generic but there are a variety of RL situations that...
  16. Replies
    60
    Views
    18,286

    Poll: She is on the list for my next trip across the...

    She is on the list for my next trip across the pond! Also the HMS Trincomalee, more in our period!
  17. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,048

    It can be a quite fun game keeping in mind it is...

    It can be a quite fun game keeping in mind it is meant to be more beer and pretzels style. At Fall-In I played in a "McHales' Navy" scenario complete with characters from the show. It actually...
  18. Replies
    60
    Views
    18,286

    Poll: I visited the Cutty Sark in 2013 and she was very...

    I visited the Cutty Sark in 2013 and she was very impressive. They built a glass surround so to enter the museum part you actually go down around the outside of the hull. I think the HMS Victory is...
  19. Thread: Oak & Iron

    by DeRuyter
    Replies
    15
    Views
    1,304

    I am painting mine now and will post some shots. ...

    I am painting mine now and will post some shots.

    I posted on the Kickstarter that the ships do look and feel more like playing pieces than models. Some of this is the feel of them - softer...
  20. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,090

    Very nice. Much better than reading it in...

    Very nice. Much better than reading it in Ashley's! I am always telling myself I need to sit down and practice my knots! Now where did my extra line go.
  21. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,824

    I am in Hockessin. Also Dobbs is close by in...

    I am in Hockessin.

    Also Dobbs is close by in Maryland.
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    985

    Ah yes but who can pass up a free Waterloo book!...

    Ah yes but who can pass up a free Waterloo book! I never bothered with the reissue of those Ospreys in 2015.
  23. Thread: Storage

    by DeRuyter
    Replies
    23
    Views
    2,352

    Very elegant solution. I magnetized the bases and...

    Very elegant solution. I magnetized the bases and have them on a magnetic sheet but it does not allow for storage with the cards as yours does. :beer:
  24. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,824

    Can't beat that argument. I have a piece of blue...

    Can't beat that argument. I have a piece of blue cloth that I have been using for 20 years purchased at JoAnn Fabrics for probably $10. Unfortunately it now has cat hair and beer stains permanently...
  25. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,182

    I would second that Dobbs should be on the...

    I would second that Dobbs should be on the committee. For one the weight of shot rule really does add a nice element and helps expand the game into the smaller unrated ships.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4