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    Quite welcome, it's what we're here for. :) ...

    Quite welcome, it's what we're here for. :)


    Similar concept to how when I was teaching young ladies from my college to shoot, we'd first have her shoot, then have me shoot, and the difference...
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    Trade fleets, first. If you still win, "it's the...

    Trade fleets, first. If you still win, "it's the Indian not the arrow." Or use some Optional Rules--give him Well Trained Gunners and yourself Gunners Lacking Training. Also, Let The Men Drink gives...
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    Nine times out of ten, the reason a History class...

    Nine times out of ten, the reason a History class sucks (when it does) is the people teaching it: dull, droning pedagogues even more lifeless than the current state of those they prattle about. My...
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    The Spanish frigates, we did that way because our...

    The Spanish frigates, we did that way because our Spanish consultant thought the two hulls were close enough for one sculpt and main difference was the gun loadouts.

    Personally, my "plastic crack"...
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    Remember, no such thing as stupid questions only...

    Remember, no such thing as stupid questions only stupid answers. :) Gonna guess your username is a Battletech reference... one of the guys I GM'ed with on Wizkids Pirates in the early 2000s with was...
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    Eric, I think it'd help on ALL rates. I wish I...

    Eric, I think it'd help on ALL rates. I wish I could get a custom Javascript log generator set up, where each box would have top-to-bottom:
    L Broadside Fore-Main-Aft
    L Musket
    L Crew Actions
    R...
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    Welcome aboard! Don't hesitate to post any...

    Welcome aboard! Don't hesitate to post any questions that you may have--I'm part of the research team with Ares, so may have some chance to get results. More researcher/developer and collector than...
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    Per Andrea, they did attempt "holistic design"...

    Per Andrea, they did attempt "holistic design" from the beginning but they had thought the "floor" was going to be the 32-gun Fifth Rate. The Swans feel like an afterthought because they very much...
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    It's actually a bit of both--ALL of Waves 3 and 4...

    It's actually a bit of both--ALL of Waves 3 and 4 are closer to 1/1200 than the 1/1000 of Waves 1 and 2. USS Constitution is about 13% overlength because *I* overrelied on an early edition of BWAS...
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    Ivis, there is a "sort-of officially blessed"...

    Ivis, there is a "sort-of officially blessed" wiki for Wings WWI; when I get back to my laptop I'll reach out to Rob and Andrea at Ares and make some inquiries on your behalf about stats if you want...
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    Can't hurt to start a wiki, but I'd leave the...

    Can't hurt to start a wiki, but I'd leave the game-stats blank for a bit. I actually tried to do something similar in a printable form with my old Contents List document, which might give you a start...
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    I'm not so sure that would be cool with Ares--the...

    I'm not so sure that would be cool with Ares--the Wings games are "open source" in how they turn real data into game numbers, while Sails is a lot more "proprietary."

    Frankly, if Rob and Andrea...
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    Bienvenido, amigo! Now that I've exhausted my...

    Bienvenido, amigo!

    Now that I've exhausted my conversational Spanish... be wary of the official stats, they're a dog's-breakfast of overpowered stats and undersized models--like if you...
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    I've actually been known to apply thin coats of...

    I've actually been known to apply thin coats of clear-drying superglue to the mast-hull join areas of my ships as a bit of preemptive reinforcement.
  15. Take Warlord's, scan and reprint onto...

    Take Warlord's, scan and reprint onto transparency film at around 58.3%. Teeing up to do the same thing here with my Sails ships and 1/1000 Henry Turner "expansions" and "upgrades" at 70%.
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    This is why I keep to a laser focus: AAM(dead),...

    This is why I keep to a laser focus: AAM(dead), WAS(dead), WGF, WGS, SGN. Not even the forthcoming "small ships" Sails variant or T&T.
  17. MORE BREAKING NEWS! Litko's new line of islands

    I used Litko's various laser-cut markers back in my War at Sea days alongside Gale Force Nine's offerings, and while primarily meant for Victory at Sea I think a lot of their line could be adapted to...
  18. BookDepository has the better price by ten...

    BookDepository has the better price by ten bucks... but Amazon with my usual double-shuffle will get me 40 cents per gallon off my next tank of gas AND a cut to one of my favorite charities. Kinda...
  19. BREAKING NEWS! Spanish Warships in the Age of Sail has a release date!

    Looks like April of next year going by Barnes & Noble's preorder page. Get ready to crap a brick, list price is $100....
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    I forget whose Law it was, but there is one about...

    I forget whose Law it was, but there is one about "workload and expenses expand to fill available time and budget." Expect CINC-House to decide that your time is now HER time and consume it with a...
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    If only Keith hadn't folded... a 3d printer and a...

    If only Keith hadn't folded... a 3d printer and a "master license" for Henry's and Simon's portfolios to get distro running on this side of the Pond would make logistics immensely easier and coulda...
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    Thanks, Chris. Fingers X'ed.

    Thanks, Chris. Fingers X'ed.
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    Yeah, I'm starting to wonder if I didn't somehow...

    Yeah, I'm starting to wonder if I didn't somehow piss somebody off... :( then again, it may just be the world today, even my retired fighter-pilot prof who was like "the father I never had" doesn't...
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    Official Statement - No rumor, hard Confirmed but...

    Official Statement - No rumor, hard Confirmed but no timetable on it.

    Personal Observation - I don't know how much Ares will loop me in since I'm "pure historical," though, and will probably be...
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    Sounds like he's another candidate for a "Career...

    Sounds like he's another candidate for a "Career Campaign Book"...
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