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Thread: Ahoy There Fellow Aotearoan Sailors...

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    Default Ahoy There Fellow Aotearoan Sailors...

    ...Admiral of the Fleet 7eat51 has graciously permitted us our own Wardroom!

    I have taken the liberty of perusing the crew statistics and looks like we currently number but 12, of which only about half are active on here to one degree or another. Canterbury looks to be the stronghold (with about 5-6) and then Auckland (3!), and a few independent deck hands around places south and east and such...

    So if you are present, how about reporting for roll call in Aotearoa?


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    Located in Christchurch. It would be good to find some other gamers locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWR View Post
    Located in Christchurch. It would be good to find some other gamers locally.
    Indeed! I may have about 5 potentials now in Auckland (incl. your family member)!

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    Landsman
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    Hi there fellow sailors of the Age of sail Royal New Zealand Navy,
    I live in Auckland and I have just received this awesome game I have wanted for over a year. I am currently a Snottie learning the ropes and making paper model ships to advance the fleet.

    Looking at bringing this game to the local war games club in Parakai, so any player want to join me for a game?

    Kylies Provan

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    Hi Kylie(s),

    Stop by the Welcome Aboard forum and introduce yourself to the fleet. Everyone here will be glad to meet you.
    “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” ― Plato

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    Hi Kylie,

    Welcome! I'd never have guessed there was a gaming club out in Parakai!

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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Kylie.

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    I understand their is at least one SOG player in Blenheim who indicated he would consider travelling for a SOG or WOW event.

    This makes me wonder if anyone has organised SOG participation games for any NZ conventions? I'm not aware of anything. However, if there has been what format was used and what was the interest?
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    Landsman
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    Kia Ora,
    Two new kiwi players- however we are in Riyadh! May well set up a school club (no depiction of people in the models so culturally OK). However since learning 'from the box' we may have some really basic questions i.e. After a collision do the ships keep going if not grappled! Anyway- back to the Lions match.

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    Hi Team

    I’m an Auckland-based Aussie (nine years’ resident) who has recently purchased the Sails of Glory Starter Set and completed my first game using Basic Rules. I am a long-time fan and student of the Age of Sail with specific interest in the Elizabethan, Anglo-Dutch Wars, French Revolutionary / Napoleonic and War of 1812 periods, campaigns and battles. I have a relatively extensive library covering this era.

    In addition to the Starter Set I have H.M.S. Agamemnon (64), H.M.S. Royal George (100) and Principe de Asturias (112) on the way and am considering ordering (H.M.S.) Sybille (40) and H.M.S. Isis (50) for a decent spread of opposition and British ships and rates given Courageuse (used as Unite) (32) and Genereux (74) of the Starter Set had careers with both the French and Royal navies.

    I look forward to hearing from fellow Kiwis playing Sails of Glory and exchanging Q&A and war stories!
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    Vice Admiral of the Red.
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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Rhys, from here near Norwich in the United Kingdom. You certainly have a good collection of vessels with which to start playing the game. If you have any questions about the game, do not be afraid to ask them. You will find that the members here are very friendly and helpful.

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    Please accept my official welcome to you at the Anchorage Rhys. In concert with my fellow Admiral Naharaht, I will be delighted to answer any of your questions or direct you to one of our many experts covering the field of Nautical expertise in which they excel.
    May you sail with a fair wind and a willing foe.

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    Bonjour, Rhys.

    Welcome on board.

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    Thanks very much for the warm welcome everyone, it’s appreciated. I look forward to participating on the forum and the Book Review thread has already got my attention (I’m currently reading the outstanding ‘Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: The Evolution of Fighting Tactics, 1650-1815’ by Tunstall).

    Once my Game Mat and new ships arrive, hopefully in the next week or so, I’ll play another game of Basic Rules (my opponent is currently my almost-10-year-old son, with twice the guns to level the playing field a bit!) before progressing to Standard Rules, if my son can manage them. We’ve booked a match between Principe de Asturias and Agamemnon (my favourite ship of the period) as next cab off the rank. I expect I’ll lose but I’ll try to do so in style!

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    Admiral of the Blue.
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    Right on Rhys.
    We generally lose to kids and ladies.
    How do they do it?

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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