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    That is what I thought when I saw the USS...

    That is what I thought when I saw the USS Constitution model. Something was out of proportion. I just saw an unboxing video and the resin hull is definitely not as crisp as the plastic hulls.
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    I forgot to add that the ratlines look amazing....

    I forgot to add that the ratlines look amazing. Much better than the ones that Warlord supplies (although I appreciate they give you everything needed in the box).
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    Beautiful work as always. I don't like the stern...

    Beautiful work as always. I don't like the stern on the Warlord brig model, just does look right. Yours looks better with the davits.

    Are those ship's boats from Langton?
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    +1 - Here as well.

    +1 - Here as well.
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    Keep in mind that she will sail much closer to...

    Keep in mind that she will sail much closer to the wind than the other square rigged SoG ships. Here is an earlier thread with a sample ship card. Dobbs did a lot of conversion work and research on...
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    With the larger scale of the Warlord ships it is...

    With the larger scale of the Warlord ships it is important to have good ratlines and other rigging of course. I am skeptical of the material of the Warlord ratlines myself.
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    Ok now that we have Somers Point in the mix I...

    Ok now that we have Somers Point in the mix I will add several that I have been to. I have not been to the Windjammers (still too young for the general crowd there lol). My family often vacations in...
  8. Thread: Black Seas

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    Warlord is not known for providing detailed...

    Warlord is not known for providing detailed assembly instructions. I ran into that building some of their 28m vehicles.
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    There are some lets play videos available - just...

    There are some lets play videos available - just search it in YT (I can't link to videos at work).

    There was one just posted that uses the advanced rules which may be more of interest. According...
  10. Thread: USS Essex

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    The attack on the whaling fleet was the basis for...

    The attack on the whaling fleet was the basis for the Acheron in "Master and Commander". Of course Essex was a smaller frigate. Here is a good book (and light reading) book about the building and...
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    Excellent book a highly recommended reference.

    Excellent book a highly recommended reference.
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    That would be nice had they done that properly....

    That would be nice had they done that properly. An Amazon class would also serve. Someone in another pointed out that the battery configuration is unusual. 24 gun battery, with 14 ordnance on the...
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    I always said that Ares got this one backwards! ...

    I always said that Ares got this one backwards! Doubleshot was effective really only at pistol shot range because they generally used less powder and with double round shot the accuracy was very...
  14. Thread: Black Seas

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    Actually merchant brigs were quite common. Dana's...

    Actually merchant brigs were quite common. Dana's voyage in "Two Years Before the Mast" was in a brig and he went around the Horn to California. Also for the US coast and lakes schooners were also...
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    I usually do 2 games in a three day show. Those...

    I usually do 2 games in a three day show. Those are normally larger games though - 6-8 players and a 4 hour time slot. I also make sure I meet the requirements for free entry to the show! I am...
  16. Thread: Gunnery.

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    Here are a couple of references I ran across...

    Here are a couple of references I ran across whilst looking up gunnery data. (Related to playing the Naval Action PC game).

    http://arc.id.au/CannonBallistics.html

    Warning the above abstract...
  17. Thread: Black Seas

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    I was afraid of this. Some of the photos included...

    I was afraid of this. Some of the photos included gunboat models which made me hopeful that they started the stat range small and worked up. I imagine the gunboat rules are abstracted and represent a...
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    I have to agree with out on the look of the...

    I have to agree with out on the look of the Warlord figures - more of a "Hollywood" look than say Perrys. Their plastic ranges are better and less clunky though.
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    Looks good Jason. I have a pile of the Warlord...

    Looks good Jason. I have a pile of the Warlord WoTR boxes someday I will get to the project. Lion Rampant is a fun set of rules too. Those figures are perfect for the "dip" or wash method of...
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    I have to say that Warlord has done a good job of...

    I have to say that Warlord has done a good job of packaging - giving you everything you need to build and play in the box. Jury is out on the paper sails though, I mean they could have done plastic....
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    I would go very basic. You have 4 players and 2...

    I would go very basic. You have 4 players and 2 hours so you want a basic scenario with no land masses (maybe for looks on the edge of the board). Four frigates. Use basic rules but I would add in...
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    John: Nice job on the game and AAR!!

    John:

    Nice job on the game and AAR!!
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    I have been to Barracudas' Tavern - it is on Key...

    I have been to Barracudas' Tavern - it is on Key highway which is the street that leads to Ft. McHenry. For the anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner in 2014 I was in Baltimore, sailed on the Lynx...
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    Wow - great work Rob. Can't wait to see the game...

    Wow - great work Rob. Can't wait to see the game in progress!
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    Rob: Thanks for posting the article. On my...

    Rob:

    Thanks for posting the article. On my next UK visit I will have to visit The Pembroke and of course The Lord Nelson!
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