View Poll Results: What will be the first command out of your own Starter Set Box?

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  • British Ship of the Line

    6 33.33%
  • British Frigate

    8 44.44%
  • French Ship of the Line

    4 22.22%
  • French Frigate

    0 0%
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Thread: You first command out of your own Starter Set Box

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    Default You first command out of your own Starter Set Box

    The days until the SoG release day are counted.

    I wonder what would be your first command out of your own starter set box?



    Due to my Napoleonic age of sail motto: "The bigger - the better", I would choose the French ship of the line.

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    I am drawn towards the faster frigates, as well as the smaller actions. This is especially true of the American frigates. I look forward to putting the Constitution on the table.

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    Well, I've played or ran many a games now and I honestly can't decide! I like the speed of the frigates, but some of them have no real staying power once the iron starts to fly. Plus, the SoLs look so dang good on the table!

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    For the Starter Box, most likely it will be a French SOL. . .go big, or go home.

    Still hoping we see some Spanish ships within the next year as well?

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    As I will probably start with the solo scenario (unless I can persuade my wife, which is highly unlikely), I will end up commanding two SoLs in my first game and this, if I remember correctyl (I know I can change) would be the french.

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    That's like putting a Sam Adams Boston Lager and a Sam Adams Octoberfest in front of me and saying, pick one. So hard to choose.
    But I'd have to start my journey into SGN with the firepower and elan of the British SOL.

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    Whichever is the leftmost model in the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    Whichever is the leftmost model in the box
    Physically or politically?

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    Sink or swim a British ship of line

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    A British Frigate of course......a ship of the line..no!
    There is an old German advice: "Lieber rumtigern als andackeln"

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    Out of the box, a British frigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eat51 View Post
    Physically or politically?
    Are there any British that aren't leftmost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coog View Post
    Are there any British that aren't leftmost?
    I think not. Or is it I not think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Aubrey View Post
    There is an old German advice: "Lieber rumtigern als andackeln"
    What's that in English? I can't find my dictionary.

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    Think this should be a understandable translation:

    Better to prowl around instead of creeping around.

    A comparison between the speed of a frigate (tiger) and the speed of a ship of the line (dachshund).


    Wobei der Vergleich ein bißchen hinkt lieber Ulrich, da ein Tiger verdammt viel größer als ein Dackel ist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comte de Brueys View Post
    Think this should be a understandable translation:

    Better to prowl around instead of creeping around.

    A comparison between the speed of a frigate (tiger) and the speed of a ship of the line (dachshund).


    Wobei der Vergleich ein bißchen hinkt lieber Ulrich, da ein Tiger verdammt viel größer als ein Dackel ist.
    Geht ja auch nicht um die Größe oder Geschwindigkeit, sondern um die Freiheit, alleine zu operieren.

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    I like frigate actions, so I'll go with a British Frigate.

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    That means it is better to be on your own and go free hunting (with a frigate) instaed be a part of a blockade-fleet, sailing up an down....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
    I think not. Or is it I not think
    I think you guys need to get out more

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    I think you guys need to get out more
    My smart as_ comment withdrawn.
    Last edited by Gunner; 10-15-2013 at 15:41.

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    Thats not what meant, but no matter

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    Uli and Sven, I like both of your German phrases. Thanks for explaining them to us.

    I wonder if I will ever be able to pronounce them correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coog View Post
    Are there any British that aren't leftmost?
    Certainly, you are forgetting the 'Iron Lady', the Rt Hon. Baroness Thatcher.

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    Thats not what meant, but no matter
    Apologies, My reply sounded hard.
    I should have said, that's how I got this way, being out in the Arizona sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeRuyter View Post
    Certainly, you are forgetting the 'Iron Lady', the Rt Hon. Baroness Thatcher.

    Eric
    .....and the current government :g&t:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
    Apologies, My reply sounded hard.
    I should have said, that's how I got this way, being out in the Arizona sun.
    Didn't sound hard at all

    And, TBH, you have a point there

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    Most of you made a decision for RN frigates.

    So my chances rise to encounter a British frigate instead of a British SoL...


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    Ever since watching Captain Horatio Hornblower, Captain Blood and the Sea Hawks as well as playing WS&IM I have been wanting a simple set of ship rules, hopefully SoG will fulfil this.
    That being the case, although the films mention are more towards frigates, I can't wait to set up a SOL and being Brit, has to be a RN for me

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    Ever since watching Captain Horatio Hornblower, Captain Blood and the Sea Hawks as well as playing WS&IM I have been wanting a simple set of ship rules, hopefully SoG will fulfil this.
    That being the case, although the films mention are more towards frigates, I can't wait to set up a SOL and being Brit, has to be a RN for me

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    We did a frigate duel; I had the French one. We circled around at long range; he got some better draws out of the damage bag at first... and then I dialed up head-to-wind suddenly while he was going for my stern, held my fire for a turn, backed downwind, and caught him with a bow rake that got him to strike.

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    Mine was also a Frigate, and even after about a year of play now, they are still my favourite ships.
    Rob.

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    I, too, like the frigates. I am looking forward to playing the Constitution.

    I must say, though, having seen what SoLs can do, they are quite impressive.
    “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” ― Plato

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    My first command was HMS Bellerophon.
    I've always thought the 74 to be big enough to have that majestic feel. In SGN (and several other age of sail games) they are still maneuverable enough to be fun to sail. Frigates have a romantic "alone in the world", "hero captain" feel to them but I love the battle lines of ships of the line.

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    Courageuse was my first command, and a fine battle she put up.

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