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    Great thanks!

    Great thanks!
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    Sticky: Thank you gentlemen!

    Thank you gentlemen!
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    Further question on this one - What did you make...

    Further question on this one - What did you make the gaff and boom jaws out of? PVC foam as well?
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    Very interesting. Someone sent me the Hagen...

    Very interesting. Someone sent me the Hagen miniatures link to go with the Warlord Black Seas ships at 1/700 scale. I wanted to convert one of the Black Seas brigs into a schooner, but I see the...
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    Two volumes that I own which are great resources...

    Two volumes that I own which are great resources on the lake war:

    "Warships of the Great Lakes" - not the Osprey book mentioned in the blog, although I have that too. This one goes into much more...
  6. Thread: Gunnery.

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    Sadly it was not accepted and never procured by...

    Sadly it was not accepted and never procured by the RN. An example of the difficulty accepting new technology I suppose.
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    Garry: I have run the Battle of Lissa at both...

    Garry:

    I have run the Battle of Lissa at both the club and show level. I have used SoG and another rules set using the SoG ships. TBF I borrowed laminated ship logs to use from another member who...
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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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
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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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