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    Default Hammerhead 2016 Sat 5 March

    Just to let people know that we have a SoG participation game at Hammerhead again this year.
    If you attend pop along and say hello and join in if you wish.

    The intention is to have a few SoL games , frigate games and even a Pirate game.

    See you there

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    Good luck at the show. Hope you get some good attendee action!
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    Good sailing Chris.

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    Phew, just finished rigging the last of the 8 SoL Im going to use on Saturday, would do more but runout of ratlines
    Islands done and the Turn sequences for Standard and Advanced rules packed.
    Next project for sails is a harbour and Port buildings.
    Looking forward to Saturday now

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    Best wishes for a successful and enjoyable time, Chris.

    Please share when you return.
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    Hammerhead over, had a good time, managed to get 4 games in during the day, three with punters and one between ourselves, this being a Pirate pair against two 74s, not fair
    I hear, dont know what you mean, they are pirates.
    In fact it was a three way, two pirate frigates v English 74 and a French 74
    Will post pics later but didnt get chance to take many being too busy assisting the punters and acting as GM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Duff View Post
    Hammerhead over, had a good time, managed to get 4 games in during the day, three with ounters and one between ourselves, this being a Pirate pair against two 74s, not fair
    I here, dont know what you mean, they are pirates.
    In fact it was a three way, two pirate frigates v English 74 and a French 74
    Will post pics later but didnt get chance to take many being too busy asdisting the punters and acting as GM.
    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to photos when you get a chance.
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    Looking forward to it Chris. Nicely done. Show pics on Drome look great.

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    Looking forward to seeing your pics, Chris.

    This year, I will run a pirate game at Origins. I am curious how it will go.
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    Setting up, we were near the entrance so most people saw tis first as they entered the doors



    The French fleet ready for action Commerce de Bordeaux, Redoutable, Temeraire & Timoleon





    The British fleet HMS Bellona, HMS Impetueux , HMS Spartiate & HMS Bellerophon



    Also some nicely done guests from Pirates of the Carribean





    First game was a pairing of Father and Daughter against myself (Capn Duff) and Reg (Dr.Maturin) unfortunately no pics here as I was busy explaining, GM and then blowing said daughter out of the water, this ended up a Fench victory as the father then proceeded to ram the coastline as was easily finished off by two French 74.

    Game 2 was using the pirates brought along by Simon (Maverick on the Aerodrome, he will be along here soon )



    Here we started with two pirate Frigates against a Brit 74 HMS Spartiate and the French 74 Commerse de Bordeaux, we only had a few moves before some public members asked for a game, but enough time for Black pearl to bow Rake my HMS Spartiate doing considerable damage, they dont arf move fast bos'n







    I did mange to stern rake the Pearl in the next move but the damage was not nearly enough after the damage taken

    Game three this time three British 74 against three French 74, the highlight here was one Brit 74 Captained by an inexperienced player moved off to sample the delights of the port while the two others went stright for the French.
    The first fire was deadly both the British and the French being double shotted, a tactic most in the UK seem to be adopting. The British HMS Bellona caused 50% damage to the Redoubable but was so heavily damaged by the return fire she had to strike her colours.
    This left one Brit 74 virtually surrounded by three French ships and was also made to strike after taking three full broadsides.



    The last Brit ship after sampling the nightspots of the port moved into take on the three French, the out come was not in doubt but a devastating broadside did take out one French ship, the Temeraire and heavily damaged Commerce de Bordeaux. The pics show the end of the action









    The last game pitted a Father and son who had never played before against each other assisted by Myself and Jez ( Ringbolt on the aerodrome, again I anticipate him joining us here)

    Both pairs of 74 moved towards each other, two British ships getting too close to the French



    Three ships entangled and boarding actions ensued, the decks were awash with bodies but the French Marines and sailors won the day, the British weere finished off by a stern rake

    After taking out the British ship the French close in on the remaining one



    In the end after being entangled for a couple of turn both ships seperated and a last broadside took out the British



    So three French victories today, the RN were smitten low, perhaps revenge next Sunday at WMMS

    A good day but again as last year, only had 6 members of the public join in for a game, lots of comments about the models, the rigging, which pleased me I must admit, as well as the game and game mechanics, but even with the Pirate ships and big banner we could not attract many gamers :(

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    An excellent day out from the look of it. Hoping for as.much fun next weekend as well!

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    Beautiful games there! well done! I am sure it prompts more people to consider joining the luck people who play this game!

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    Well done, Chris.

    How many people attend Hammerhead?

    I definitely need to get some 3-D terrain.
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    Nice report Chris, I'm glad I was there.

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    Is that the banner you got done Chris?

    Looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
    Is that the banner you got done Chris?

    Looks good.
    The Banner is the official Ares Banner originally supplied to Dave Manley when he was taking the game yo shows, we hope to have the uk fleet one for WMMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eat51 View Post
    Well done, Chris.

    How many people attend Hammerhead?

    I definitely need to get some 3-D terrain.
    Not got the attendance figures as yet, but there were apparently 50 different participation games there, unfortnately we could not discover anyone selling any sails, I was after a Montange 3decker but searches proved fruitless.
    I will post the numbers one received

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    Thanks for your report Chris.
    I can see it clearly now I have the telescope up to the other eye.
    much clearer than on the day.
    However, it is now time for my next medication, so I will be off line again for an hour or so whilst it works its magic.
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    Thanks for a really good report Chris. I like very much the boarding and Entanglement part. very realistic
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    Just received the following ref Hammerhead

    Hi Chris

    A very big thanks to you and your team for presenting ‘Sails of Glory’ at Hammerhead 2016. The time, effort and thought that had obviously gone into presenting the games this year was clear to all in attendance. Although three games received awards every game deserved praise and recognition. The standard was so high, both in terms of visual appeal and playability that the Forest Outlaws judges had a very difficult task on their hands in choosing just three games out of the 53 present! The participation games are the most important feature of Hammerhead, and it was wonderful to see so many gamers having the opportunity to experience such a fantastic variety of different games in one day!

    Many thanks again for supporting Hammerhead 2016. We have already received lots of very positive feedback from visitors, traders and those presenting the games. We will be publishing a show report shortly.

    The date for Hammerhead 2017 is Saturday 4th March, I will start making preparations over the next few weeks!

    Any feedback and suggestions would be most welcome and very helpful.
    Many thanks
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    Sally
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    Great photos and game summaries! Keep up the good work!

    P.S. Love the pirates!!
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    Great to see the game and have a chat :D
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