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    Default My Latest Side Specific Damage Charts

    I developed these charts to make the ships more durable. The charts are put in a plastic sleeve and marked with grease pencils.

    Damage is marked from the top down. The numbers on the left for broadside strength represent the forward firing arc. The middle is the full broadside. The right numbers are the stern firing arc.

    If a ship loses all the damage boxes in a row on a side, it cannot fire the at that row's strength, and the small square is checked off to indicate this. A ship cannot take more than its Burden of damage on a side from a single hit. Any additional damage from a chit is transferred to the other side. Any damage beyond twice the ship's Burden is just lost (it went completely through).

    Note that I changed the way fire and flooding was done.

    Fire is now just an automatic Burden-worth of points allocated to whichever side the player wishes. Each time the ship takes a fire hit, a box is marked off in the lower righthand corner. After the last box is marked off, on any additional fire hits, damage is marked as usual, but the player rolls a d6. On a 5-6, the ship explodes.

    Leak hits are marked on the lower right. As long as there are boxes to mark, the pumps are able to handle the flooding. Leak hits after the last box is marked off become a Burden-worth of damage, marked as the player sees fit.

    Crew units have been strengthened to compensate for the increase in damage that the ships can absorb.

    The information at the very bottom is for campaign usage that I am still working on.

    101 - Courageuse.pdf

    102 - Genereux.pdf

    103 - Terpsichore.pdf

    104 - Defense.pdf

    105 - Amelia.pdf

    106 - Orient.pdf

    107 - Alligator.pdf

    108 - Royal Sovereign.pdf
    Last edited by Dobbs; 10-24-2018 at 17:12.

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    If you download these and the text doesn't look right, it may be that you don't have the font I used.

    I used Bauer Bodoni Bold Condensed, free from this website:

    https://ufonts.com/fonts/b/page51.html

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    Nice wor, Dobbs.

    This deserves a try. Especially because you create a chart for the Orient!

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    Thanks for the additional files Dobbs. I know Cpt.Kiwi will be over the moon because Amelia is his ship for the Campaign solo games.
    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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    Of course, I can upload specific ship names. I just wanted to post examples of the first two waves.

    I have standardized all ships by class, unless there is something particular about a certain ship.

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    Just to add, having played these rules with Dobbs, they take the game to another level. A most welcome addition (with some other sailing oriented rules) for someone looking for more depth and subtlety to the game. I also prefer using laminated charts to track damage rather than fiddling with the board and chits.

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    Good work, Dobbs!

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