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    Only two items really Sails related. The ship mats and the Tankard from Mrs Bligh.


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    The Tankard has an inscription explaining the Kings shilling trick.

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    In the bottom trapped between two sheets of glass resides the shilling.
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    So any punters at shows beware.

    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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    SWMBO and youngest daughter went all out for me this year -- it started with a display cabinet for my military miniatures collection that has a drawer at the bottom big enough to store my military medals collection:
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    They added several Britain's collectible figures for the case -- Winston Churchill in 1898, two 1831 Grenadier Guards, and a World War I U.S. Marine:
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    Quite a nice mix of books for my interests (I do love books):
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    And most relevant for this site, novels 10, 11, and 12 of the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey-Maturin series:
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    A new driving cap, some socks, and I was one happy sailor!

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    Very nice too Bill. Wish I had space for a cabinet like that.
    I just completed the Patrick O'Brian Jack Aubrey series on my Kindle.
    They were excellent and I also had the Companion so that I could follow the voyages with the maps and charts,
    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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    Yes -- the map book and the lexicon companion books have been invaluable to me in reading these novels -- I am loving them (although I'm only finishing up #8). It is a wonderful thing to read when playing Sails of Glory.
    B.

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    Nothing SoGgy this year (see what I did there) but, as I know a lot of you also play WoG you might be interested in this....Name:  56744377627__22F1EF0F-DC19-4D37-9EBC-9BA99F19679D.jpg
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    which my wife bought for me. (I also happen to know that there is a Halberstadt stashed away for my birthday at the end of the month)

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    Yes Steve anything like that is of interest to quite a few of us.
    As you can see most of my stuff was not SoG orientated this year either.
    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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    Bligh- what is the blue game mat with the speed tokens?

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    Hunble SoG present for me: 4x AA SoG rulers and a wooden wind indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Bligh- what is the blue game mat with the speed tokens?
    Sorry Aaron, non comprehend!
    Can you copy and post the picture you are on about?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Sorry Aaron, non comprehend!
    Can you copy and post the picture you are on about?
    Rob.
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    Are sorry.
    That is one of Keith's WW2 Pilot cockpits. you can get them for WWI as well on the Anchorage Store. I am gradually building up a set for playing my Solo games. I now have six WWI and five of these. Six and you can fly three planes a side with limited fuel and amo all marked on the dials.
    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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    Didnt get anything sails related this year, but I did manage to finish rigging the last of my British fleet, thats all my brits now rigged.
    Only got another 6 French to do then all my ships rigged
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    That will certainly be some sight Chris,
    I look forward to seeing them in action.
    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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