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    I'm a frigate intensive guy. I have more...

    I'm a frigate intensive guy. I have more Amazons and Concordes than any other ships other that sloops, many of which I've converted to brigs and schooners and more. I like the maneuverability.
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    Ooh, I like the subtle list. What diid the taff...

    Ooh, I like the subtle list. What diid the taff rail in? That's a heck of a wound! It's like the kraken took a bite out of her!
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    Iankin, did you add the sails to the wrecks or...

    Iankin, did you add the sails to the wrecks or are they part of the cast? They look really good.
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    Those are very enticing wrecks and they do look...

    Those are very enticing wrecks and they do look like they'd fit right in in our scale. Is the tall lighthouse part of the set? I have a weakness for lighthouses.

    Is the brown flat Lima bean...
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    Well, it's Monday and they haven't posted the...

    Well, it's Monday and they haven't posted the results yet. :sad:

    Here's the link for anyone interested:

    https://gcbsr.org/races/results/

    It was sure fun to see the start, 30 entrant boats...
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    Thank you gentlemen for the rep points. David,...

    Thank you gentlemen for the rep points. David, the race only ended today (Saturday), and they haven't posted the results yet.

    Yes, John, Suzanne often comes out ahead, and I have a reputation...
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    56362 Here's a picture from the start that...

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    Here's a picture from the start that Suzanne took. The fellow in the yellow shirt is on the stern of the boat that determines one end of the starting line. The sail to the right is just a...
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    Jonas, can't you have the clew attached to the...

    Jonas, can't you have the clew attached to the next sail aft, like Ares does? That seems like it would improve survivability.
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    56357 In related news, before the schooner...

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    In related news, before the schooner race, Suzanne and I held our own, the Conch Cup, the race around the horns. Here you can see our two brigs struggling up the second windward leg. ...
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    The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    Today we attended the start of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. It's a 125 mile race from Annapolis to Norfolk. We weren't contestants, merely observers, but we thought we'd tag along for a...
  11. Thread: Origins 2021

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    Glorious! Nice playing mat! Which one is you in...

    Glorious! Nice playing mat! Which one is you in the pictures? Always nice to put a name with a mask.:takecover:
  12. Thread: Get that Swan

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    Wonderful to see the sloops in action!:happy:

    Wonderful to see the sloops in action!:happy:
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    Shims! Next year travel with shims! A few 15cm...

    Shims! Next year travel with shims! A few 15cm square cuts of 6mm lauan plywood should set you to rights. Masking tape them together if you have to stack them.
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    The Spanish are not really a fleet I have looked...

    The Spanish are not really a fleet I have looked into, but I would base my stats on similar classes in other nations, mounting the same broadsides, but influenced by differences in length.
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    I adopted a tier system for Burden in my house...

    I adopted a tier system for Burden in my house rules.

    Burden 1 SoWs
    Burden 2 Post Ships/Corvettes
    Burden 3 32 gun Frigates
    Burden 4 38 gun Heavy Frigates
    Burden 5 3rd Rates (Constitution...
  16. I very much enjoyed your interpretation, Paul! ...

    I very much enjoyed your interpretation, Paul! Good to see Gabriel continuing his adventures. I have been looking forward to playing this one myself. I am planning on using my current (tidal)...
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    Thanks, David. Here are some pictures of Suzanne...

    Thanks, David. Here are some pictures of Suzanne taking Agility out for her maiden voyage. The wind was an unimpressive 0-5 knots, but we still managed to spend 7 delightful hours on the water.
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    55986 I use blue vinyl that I got from Joann's...

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    I use blue vinyl that I got from Joann's Fabric store. I'm very satisfied with it as a playing surface. I have a 36"x60" one and a 54"×108" one. The first picture is the smaller one.
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    Construction of Fort McHenry staggers along. The...

    Construction of Fort McHenry staggers along. The outer works have been routered and the shape of the peninsula has been cut. With cautious use of a raw knife blade and coarse sandpaper, the slope...
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    Thank you, Gentlemen, for the rep! I have been...

    Thank you, Gentlemen, for the rep!

    I have been pondering templates that fit to the other side of the ships, but they seem more challenging to make.

    I have also begun considering sticking with...
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    Here's what I came up with for close quarters...

    Here's what I came up with for close quarters conflicts. It may be useful with cards as well.

    Players reveal their movements and the ships are in each other's way for the movement templates. The...
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    Something to consider might be battery density. ...

    Something to consider might be battery density. Forts of the period had a lot more space between guns than ships and in a sport where focused broadsides was the game, that could have an impact....
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    I have been knocking around the idea of the fort...

    I have been knocking around the idea of the fort Burden representing the strength of the walls. For mortar attacks, the vitals of the fort are hit instead. I started compiling interesting fort guts...
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    Those are some seriously nice headsails, Jonas! ...

    Those are some seriously nice headsails, Jonas! (I mean, the whole models are nice too)
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    Movement without using the Movement Decks

    A while ago, Jonas was lamenting about not being able to sail really slow. It set me to thinking how do incorporate slower speeds in the game, and this is what I've come up with:

    I made the...
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