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    Just a Heads Up

    I'm in the UK at the moment for my sons wedding. Yesterday I visited the hobby store where I used to shop.
    Kieth ( the owner) has quite a few ships in stock and also TWO starter sets. The shop is...
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    The English squadron draws nearer and because...

    The English squadron draws nearer and because their ships do not have the broadside weight of the French and because the Admiral does not wish his ships to be exposed to an initial double shot French...
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    The wind stays constant and the English two...

    The wind stays constant and the English two deckers shorten sail to maintain station. All ships turn slightly to port in an attempt to direct fire on the rearmost French ship. However they will be...
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    My attempt at a kind of 'mini Nile'

    Four french MoW anchored near a coast with support from a couple of forts. Each French ship has the first two crew damage boxes filled to represent the crew that have gone ashore.
    French ships are,...
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    Sticky: Thank you guys, it's an honour to be sure. Very...

    Thank you guys, it's an honour to be sure. Very much appreciated.
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    Some pics of the mayhem. While all of us are...

    Some pics of the mayhem. While all of us are pretty well versed on WoG, Sog is very new to most of the guys so we played a basic game to get them used to ship handling etc...everyone enjoyed it and...
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    Looking forward to Sunday

    I have some of the guys from my Model Club coming over for a ‘game day’. We plan on having three setups SoG, WoG WWI/WW2 and X Wing. My wife is making Chili and we have various snacks etc. The only...
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    Poll: Fortunately, my wife is Jewish otherwise I would...

    Fortunately, my wife is Jewish otherwise I would never have got that....even so, people have been keelhauled for less...just sayin
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    Poll: For me, its a 2000 mile trip west or a 1200 mile...

    For me, its a 2000 mile trip west or a 1200 mile trip east to get to a beach. The great lakes LOOK like the sea but they smell like pond..... even the gulls sound different.
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    Here is the 'J' deck (Agamemnon) it has 33...

    Here is the 'J' deck (Agamemnon) it has 33 cards42875
    The straight on the 'N' deck is longer than the 'J'42876
    N on the top is 55mm J on the bottom is 50 mm
    I dont have an M deck, it could be the...
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    Poll: When I was a teen I learned to sail a small...

    When I was a teen I learned to sail a small dinghy in the Blackwater estuary at Bradwell on Sea. Years later, I also helped crew a friend's 34 ft sailboat for a days sailing in the same estuary. My...
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    Looks like just the kind of thing Moist and Adora...

    Looks like just the kind of thing Moist and Adora Belle would get involved in.....
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    Being an ex hussar (13th/18th Queen Mary’s Own)...

    Being an ex hussar (13th/18th Queen Mary’s Own) myself I can only say....WooHoo !!!
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    Questions on AAR's 1. Do they have to be...

    Questions on AAR's
    1. Do they have to be officially designed battles, i.e. ones that are designed for everyone to play or can any action played either solo or in a group be posted as an AAR with...
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    Some more info on the setup. North is to the left...

    Some more info on the setup. North is to the left in the picture. English ships are HMS Cleopatra 32 and HMS Zealous 74 NE of the island HMS Agamemnon 64 and HMS Bellona 74 to the NW. Spanish ships...
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    Unfortunately, all the fort pieces have cut offs...

    Unfortunately, all the fort pieces have cut offs at BOTH ends so that won't work without modifying them. Here' my first attempt at a center... I am no artist as you can see.41956
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    So, this is 040" thick evergreen with a 020"...

    So, this is 040" thick evergreen with a 020" thick layer of heavy card glued to it, which will make it the same thickness as the Ares pieces. Once the epoxy has hardened I will attempt to match the...
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    The other alternative would be to use my original...

    The other alternative would be to use my original idea but with two coast pieces 'back to back' as it were but that would be a pretty big island41954
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    Well, I just realised my idea has one major flaw....

    Well, I just realised my idea has one major flaw. The Ares 'coast' pieces I imagined using only taper to zero AT ONE END the other end is always cut square to connect the next piece. I guess an...
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    An idea for an island

    I've got this idea for a square center piece of 'land' with each side the same length as one of the Ares 'coast' pieces so that it would be possible to add a 'coast' section to each side and therefor...
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    Getting set for my next engagement

    I just spent an hour setting this lot up for a general melee...I think I should have got 8’ tables rather than 6’...41936
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    Thanks for that info Chris, I had no idea...

    Thanks for that info Chris, I had no idea Duguay-Trouin was still in existance the year I was born (1949) sad to watch it sinking, though it was in very bad shape and the country was in no position...
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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Thanks for the comments guys.
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    For a couple of years I lived in an apartment on...

    For a couple of years I lived in an apartment on the High St, just a few dozen yards from the Smugglers Inn pub
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    From Milford-On-Sea you can see Hurst Castle...I...

    From Milford-On-Sea you can see Hurst Castle...I once saw a shark swimming just off the beach there. No wonder I didn’t catch any fish that day.
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