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    Vol, sorry I missed the launching ceremony for Le...

    Vol, sorry I missed the launching ceremony for Le Fougueux! It's a bit late but I'll drink to a proud and long lived service in the French Navy tomorrow.

    She looks as lovely as the last one off...
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    Rob you managed to ambush yourself if this is a...

    Rob you managed to ambush yourself if this is a solo game that takes some doing. Well done.

    A great scenario, took me completely by suprise when Aurora entered that anchorage and took a broadside...
  3. I expect the Court Martial will sort out who was...

    I expect the Court Martial will sort out who was to blame for the tangle but it did look like fun.
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    Hi Rob, sorry to be hijacking your game post but...

    Hi Rob, sorry to be hijacking your game post but if you look at this post on the wings site just rush past my game report and look at the comments where the discussion into posting pictures starts.
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    I was having a similar problem to you but on the...

    I was having a similar problem to you but on the Wings site, I would post all my pictures exactly as I had previously done and it would show them where I expected but also dump them all on the bottom...
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    Rob they all work for me now. Thanks for...

    Rob they all work for me now.

    Thanks for rectifying it, does this mean you can post pictures normally now or are you still 1 post at a time?
    Cheers
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    I can see HMS Caesar but no pictures after that.

    I can see HMS Caesar but no pictures after that.
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    Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The...

    Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare by Sam Willis might be worth a look, I got it from my local library. It's perhaps more of an overview and covers quite a lot of...
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    Hi Bruno it's always good to see new Captain's on...

    Hi Bruno it's always good to see new Captain's on the forum, especially St Malo Corsair's :wink:
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    Rob I don't know if it's my internet connection...

    Rob I don't know if it's my internet connection being slow but I can't see any of the later pictures you've posted.
    Cheers
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    Another fine action Rob, I wonder if the French...

    Another fine action Rob, I wonder if the French Captain regrets not blowing the sloop out of the water with a raking broadside before entering a slugging match with the frigate. C'est la guerre.

    I...
  12. Achim that was a great read through, I really...

    Achim that was a great read through, I really enjoyed it. I've not used fortifications much in my games and they looked to be tough opposition.

    The Commander of squadron 1 did a great job,...
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    That brought a tear to the eye of that old French...

    That brought a tear to the eye of that old French sea dog Jean le Vagabond, I'll drink a glass of the 98 brandy in honour of those brave French sailors.

    Excellent game Rob, easy to follow the...
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    Thanks for that insight, I've got both books...

    Thanks for that insight, I've got both books "bookmarked" and been holding off because of the cost. I was particularly interested in the ships careers, but if there's not much of that I'll stick with...
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    Hi Rob, yes I've bought a lot of ships and planes...

    Hi Rob, yes I've bought a lot of ships and planes from them over the last couple of years. All on Ebay, never on Amazon but I don't imagine there's any difference.

    They ship each item separately,...
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    Sticky: It sounds like the drinks are on Scott and I in...

    It sounds like the drinks are on Scott and I in the Wardroom, we need to celebrate our new medals properly.
    I'm afraid I've been AWOL and missed my own ceremony please accept my humble apologies.
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    Planning the purchases is great fun, my original...

    Planning the purchases is great fun, my original outline was 1x1st rate, 2 x 74's, 1 x 64, 3 x frigates, one of which would be a Heavy frigate. I went for French and British because I thought the...
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    It looks stunning.

    It looks stunning.
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    It's great to see the story continuing. What a...

    It's great to see the story continuing.

    What a close run thing, without that extremely effective grape at the commencement of the fight I think the Thetis would have been taken. What a disaster...
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    It would be well worth having it in the files...

    It would be well worth having it in the files section, I find it invaluable - a great resource and I still use it for most games.

    Thanks again Chris for your efforts in creating it in the first...
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    15 glasses of wine a day is about 3 bottles. Do...

    15 glasses of wine a day is about 3 bottles. Do they lose many passengers overboard. I can't imagine many can be any too steady on their legs. :question:
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    Vol Thanks for the info. I had a close look at...

    Vol Thanks for the info. I had a close look at the rigging and couldn't see your knots where you say you tie it in place, it's very neat.
    Do you use some form of slip knot to create the tautness of...
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    Ok let's see what we can sort out sometime in the...

    Ok let's see what we can sort out sometime in the future. I'm still being fairly careful due to the covid thing.

    Something else I found really useful was a crib sheet that Captain Duff had...
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    Hi Vol, I've seen your jig before but can't...

    Hi Vol, I've seen your jig before but can't remember if you said how you used it.

    Once the thread is fixed to the jig do you soak it in superglue to hold it all together?

    Same with the standing...
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    That is beautiful, way beyond good. The sails...

    That is beautiful, way beyond good. The sails look very believable.

    Do you actually use your models or just display them. I wonder how they cope with being handled?
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