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    Default Lake Ontario Fleets in the War of 1812

    Some great info here on all ships and armaments by year:


    http://warof1812wargaming.blogspot.c...r-of-1812.html

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    A mine of information there Jason, but the written comments on advantage to which side at different times could prove to constitute a mine field when it comes to planning a game.
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    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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    I find it especially interesting, since the majority of attention seems to be paid to what was happening on Lake Erie.*


    *For those reading this who are not terribly familiar with the geography of the Great Lakes, Ontario and Erie are separated by Niagara Falls, so the fleets on the two lakes were completely separate with the possible exception of small craft and guns that could be transported around the falls.

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    Thank you Jason for the info .
    I hadn’t heard about this conflict until I began Reading in this forum
    Nice to read, great info

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    Two volumes that I own which are great resources on the lake war:

    "Warships of the Great Lakes" - not the Osprey book mentioned in the blog, although I have that too. This one goes into much more detail on the ship construction and spans a much greater time period.

    https://www.amazon.com/Warships-Grea.../dp/0785817980

    "Lords of the Lake" - About the battle between Yeo and Chauncy on Lake Ontario.


    https://www.amazon.com/Lords-Lake-18...0F4MPXR8X2STBN

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    Thanks Eric.
    Amazon UK have Warships of the Great Lakes from 11.38 in Paperback.
    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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