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    Default 2016 Campaign

    Quite simple choice really:

    Do we want a 2016 campaign: YES/NO ?

    Rolling List:
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    Yes, a thousand times yes.
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    Yes of course!

    I won't be able to participate (lack of miniatures) but I would really miss the fresh ideas and new scenarios coming with a solo campaign (and I would especially miss the fun of reading through your AARs!).

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    You can always downsize an action to fit what ships you have Richard.
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    Who is number 4? We now know.......
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    Come in number 4 your time is up.
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    I looked Neil but could only find number 6.


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    But Who is number 1?

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    If members also add their yeah's here then I can add them to the rolling list in post 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
    But Who is number 1?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X114df65hgY

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    A great series which I have all the episodes for and of course Dangerman too.

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    I believe I am number 4?

    A bit of trivia for those who remember; Patrick McGoohan played Dr. Syn, aka the Scarecrow, in a Disney TV mini series of the sixties. He was also the voice of Billy Bones in Treasure Planet.

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    Reporting in, I preferrred Dangerman myself :)

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    Good to have you watching my weather side Chris.
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    Welcome aboard Chris. I also liked Man in a Suitcase. Definitely a 60's child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
    Quite simple choice really:

    Do we want a 2016 campaign: YES/NO ?

    Rolling List:
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    I would be Honoured to join this heroic band of brothers. Dr.Maturin

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    We would love to have you I'm sure Reg.
    Just check in with Neil as he is the organizer.
    Oh and you have to supply your own Doom Bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    We would love to have you I'm sure Reg.
    Just check in with Neil as he is the organizer.
    Oh and you have to supply your own Doom Bar.
    Rob.
    I thought I had! Should I have done so by PM then?

    By the crate Sir, by the crate!

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    and then there were 6, welcome aboard Reg.

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    I may not participate, but I do enjoy reading the AARs, so I cast my vote for "Yes" to a campaign this coming year.

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    I will do my duty as a naval officer if I get a ship.

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    OK; so far the names in the frame are:

    Union Jack
    Bligh
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    Next week I will publish the campaign bits that we all need to know.

    That said here are some of the topics Eric and I covered:

    1. Split Campaign.
    a. Every odd month the For King and Country part of the campaign will be played. Enabling multiple ship actions with some of the larger model ships.
    b. Every even month Letters of Marquee, or One mans Pirate is another mans Privateer. Enabling single ship actions with some of the smaller model ships.

    2. This will allow players to play in both, ie 12 games over the year or a relaxed 6 or a mix. Whatever suits their tastes and time.

    3. Scenario's should be written with a general brief allowing players to play with as many ships as they feel able or have models for.

    4. The game will include:
    a. Career advancement for your individual captains through renown or reputation.
    b. Ship Quality.
    c. Ship repairs and crew replacement. (Very simply done).
    d. Prize money.
    e. Gaining larger ships through advancement and capture.

    All I need now is an indication of whether players want to play with 1 ship and 1 captain, or a small pool of ships and captains. Please indicate your choice.

    Neil



    6. This allows for Pirates, merchants, and those who favour the more nation driven type of games.

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    I am gratified to see those members wish to continue Neil.
    Once again thank you for your efforts on our behalf.
    Rob.

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    Hi Neil
    A small squadron for me, say a couple of Frigates and a 74. British of course!
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    A few ships would be preferred by me.

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    I am with Jonas on this.
    The numbers we had this year would allow a choice of how many ships to use in encounters.
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    Several ships and captains for me please. If injury or death occurs, having backup captains and ships to fill in seems the best option.
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    How would a small squadron of 4 ships do. Each player can tell me their preference when I set up the broadsheet.

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    I would prefer six Neil, say 4 liners and two frigates. What about gunboats, sloops etc for special actions? Would they be ancillaries just seconded in for the one off?
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    As the game is in two parts I will put forward 6 ships and 6 captains. Players can then indicate the type, names etc when they send me their set up.

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    To that end can everyone who is taking part in the campaign send me a list of 6 ships, including Type (incl guns ie 32, 40, 74 etc) & Name, also 6 Captains names.

    Bombards can be drafted in for one off's. Sloops should be included in the 6 ships if they are to be sailed by any of your named captains.

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    HMS Superb 74, Captain William Price
    HMS Defence 74 , Captain Edward Foster
    HMS Donegal 74, Captain John Russel
    HMS Indefatigable 44, Captain Frederick Wentworth
    HMS Acasta 40, Commander James Benwick
    HMS Surprise 28, Commander Peter Harrington

    This is a suggestion me for a fleet of six ships.

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    Will do Neil.

    Not so much bight as jonas, for me in the South India seas. More like a 100 Flagship based at Gib or Calcutta, with a 74 three Frigates and a Sloop. I will get a definitive list out later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
    To that end can everyone who is taking part in the campaign send me a list of 6 ships, including Type (incl guns ie 32, 40, 74 etc) & Name, also 6 Captains names.

    Bombards can be drafted in for one off's. Sloops should be included in the 6 ships if they are to be sailed by any of your named captains.
    Silly question? Do the captains have to be actual historical figures or will figments of my imagination be acceptable?
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    They can be whomever you wish Reg.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Maturin View Post
    Silly question? Do the captains have to be actual historical figures or will figments of my imagination be acceptable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
    They can be whomever you wish Reg.
    Then here they are.

    W o G 2016 Campaign List

    Ship Type Captain

    HMS Terpsichore 32 Gun Frigate Capt. Everitt De’Ath
    HMS Sybille 34 Gun Frigate Cmdr. Danby Jewell

    HMS Defence 74 Gun Ship of the Line Capt. Quentin Mallory
    HMS Goliath 74 Gun Ship of the Line Capt. Jacob Strawn

    HMS Royal Sovereign 100 Gun Ship of the Line Capt. Caleb Hammond
    HMS Queen Charlotte 104 Gun Ship of the Line Capt. Bartholomew Smithly

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    I'll have to think about this as I'm not going to fit easily into either French or British squadrons.
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    I was some kind of sunk in the middle of the 2015 campaign (real life was too busy).
    But I would like to take part with the shorter 2016 campaign. It's not possible for me to play 1 game per month plus AAR.



    ...are we talking about a solo campaign here?
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    Is it possible to use both historical ships a single miniature can portrait (both sides of the card) in my squadron?
    Of course those two ships weren't able to take place in the same action but to get a French fleet of 6 from my ship pool I would have to use two miniatures twice. And what ship type should I have more than once in my fleet if I use some twice? Unrated, Frigate, 74-gunner or 1st-Rate?
    I'm slightly overwhelmed here
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    I think there might be a need for some form of guidelines as to what rate the ships should be. I could put up a fleet of 5 french 120 gun ships with an 80 gun as the "light" ship but that would be hopeless in a manoeuvre/speed scenario but would on the other hand wipe the floor with most other six ships in a slug out.

    Should we try to make a balanced fleet, a fleet covering all rates, or should we make a historically probable fleet?
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    I am going with a historical type Fleet for the Indian Ocean Jonas.
    100 gun ship, Admiral as Flag, based in Capetown, a 74, Commodore based in Calcutta. Three Frigates to patrol the Ocean, and a Sloop to do all the donkey work. Up against them I will have two 40 gun French Frigates, a 38 and a 34 plus two Sloops. That was the French Indian Ocean force which gave the RN and the HEIC a hard time of it. I will balance up the odds as I play each scenario out. As I don't actually count points in my games, it won't matter what I decide to do. it will not effect any of your chaps results.
    Free kriegsspeil covers most of the problems which have been voiced here so far.
    As long as you all enjoy the game it is all that matters. Don't straight jacket yourselves with too many rules or you will not get a good game out of it.
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    Of course you can Richard. The limit to ships in any one game is only limited by the amount of actual models you have.

    Neil

    Quote Originally Posted by Torrence View Post
    Is it possible to use both historical ships a single miniature can portrait (both sides of the card) in my squadron?
    Of course those two ships weren't able to take place in the same action but to get a French fleet of 6 from my ship pool I would have to use two miniatures twice. And what ship type should I have more than once in my fleet if I use some twice? Unrated, Frigate, 74-gunner or 1st-Rate?
    I'm slightly overwhelmed here

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    Doesn't have to be British nor French. It can be anything you want including pirates & privateers.

    Neil

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmoss View Post
    I'll have to think about this as I'm not going to fit easily into either French or British squadrons.

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    It would seem that most are going for the Nation v Nation line up.

    Choose 6 Ships from these limits to start:

    1 x 1st rate 100+ guns
    1 x 2nd rate 90-98 guns
    2-5 x 3rd rates 64-80 guns
    2-5 x 4th rates 50-60 guns
    2-5 x 5th rates 32-44 guns
    2-5 x 6th rates 20-30 guns
    2-5 x Unrated 4-18 guns

    Apologies if you've chosen 2 1st rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I think there might be a need for some form of guidelines as to what rate the ships should be. I could put up a fleet of 5 french 120 gun ships with an 80 gun as the "light" ship but that would be hopeless in a manoeuvre/speed scenario but would on the other hand wipe the floor with most other six ships in a slug out.

    Should we try to make a balanced fleet, a fleet covering all rates, or should we make a historically probable fleet?
    I think a lot of us will be constrained by the fleet(s) that we have in dock. I only have two frigates and two 74's per side (British/French) but four 100 and 100+ S o t L which was brought about by circumstances beyond my control. Well I bought four 'SALE' items from Keith which were all 100+ Gun French. So then I had to level it up with similar British, didn't I? Or I will have done when my current order arrives from the Aerodrome. Must admit I had expected to have received them by now as it's been 18 days since I placed the order.

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    This is why original plans were to keep everyone to 4 ships, ie the starter set. With expansion from there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Maturin View Post
    I think a lot of us will be constrained by the fleet(s) that we have in dock. I only have two frigates and two 74's per side (British/French) but four 100 and 100+ S o t L which was brought about by circumstances beyond my control. Well I bought four 'SALE' items from Keith which were all 100+ Gun French. So then I had to level it up with similar British, didn't I? Or I will have done when my current order arrives from the Aerodrome. Must admit I had expected to have received them by now as it's been 18 days since I placed the order.

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    Matthias, you're not alone. This year has been rather tricky, to say the least. I hope 2016 will be more peaceful all around.

    Neil, am I correct in thinking that you'll want four to six captains for the NvN campaign, and one for the privateer, both sets with recommended ships?

    I think for the NvN, I would like to concentrate on a young captain who is on a lower rated ship, and follow his progression through the ranks. That being said, I will supply other captains to man the other ships when the scenario has multiple ships per side.

    I will sail for the British.

    Thanks.
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    My six ship list for the India Station under the Command of Rear Admiral Sir Joshua Pound is:-

    Admiral's Flagship. HMS Royal George 100. Captain Josiah Pennyman. Based at Capetown.

    HMS Bellerophon 74. Captain Richard Stirling.DC.

    HM Frigate Amelia 38.(Fast) Captain Roderick Stewart. CC.

    HM Frigate Orpheus 32.(Slow) Captain Grenville Tanner.

    HM Frigate Sybille 34. Captain Angus Groat.MC.

    HM Sloop Swan. Commander. Lt. George Farthing.Bart.


    For my single ship. Captain David McBride sailing HEIC 44 Gun Frigate. Nottingham.



    Bligh.
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    My squadron for 2016 (Torrence, sailing for France):


    1st Rate:
    -Montagne 118. (NORMAL) Capitaine de vaisseau Antoine Étienne

    3rd Rates:
    -Aquilon 74. (FAST) Capitaine de vaisseau Guillaume Maurice
    -Genereux 74. (NORMAL) Capitaine de vaisseau Henri Clément (DC)

    Frigates:
    -Courageuse 32. (SLOW) Capitaine de frégate Charles Bonne
    -Unitč 32. (NORMAL) Capitaine de frégate Nicolas Lalande

    Ship-Sloop:
    -Alligator 14. (NORMAL) Capitaine de corvette Henri Bertin (AC)



    4 models portraing 6 ships... Hope that will do
    Last edited by Torrence; 12-15-2015 at 09:45.

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    Richard that is marvelous.

    Cheers Rob.

    Reg, thanks again, your squadron now stands (I've amended the 1st/2nd rates to 1 or 2 ships allowed).

    Jonas thanks.

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