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    Here is the 1799 mat. Does that do it or shall I make further mods?
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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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    Rob, I think that's a Playtest Candidate if the Committee agrees! :)
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    Thanks chaps. We just need to hear from Dave Manley, but I have to thanke Db, Texas and Dobbs for useful input. I may have found my niche. You give me the stats and I knock out the mats to your specs. If I can be granted access to add things to the Files we can put the accepted ones there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Meanwhile here are the ship mats I did this morning.
    BTW, Algerian Hassan Bashaw (brig) and one other tribute ship (schooner) of almost identical hull to Argus/Syren would probably look very similar in stats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Thanks chaps. We just need to hear from Dave Manley, but I have to thanke Db, Texas and Dobbs for useful input. I may have found my niche. You give me the stats and I knock out the mats to your specs. If I can be granted access to add things to the Files we can put the accepted ones there.
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    Apropos of nothing, while I was trying to find a copy of Brian Miller's "Adventure's Call" to set my desktop on the backup laptop I stumbled across this image by Miller, "Harbor Night," that I thought might make somebody a good wallpaper.
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    I'm happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    I'm happy
    I'm Grumpy.

    Notts are going into tier three this weekend.
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    [QUOTE=Diamondback;95728]Apropos of nothing, while I was trying to find a copy of Brian Miller's "Adventure's Call" to set my desktop on the backup laptop I stumbled across this image by Miller, "Harbor Night," that I thought might make somebody a good wallpaper.

    It is a very atmospheric picture DB. Strange to say my wallpaper is also a ship. A photo I took of Hermione when she sailed up the Chesapeake to Yorktown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    I'm Grumpy.
    If Sneezy turns up I'm taking cover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, you deserve a full seat at the Stats Committee table in your own right, including voting rights.

    Oh no! Excusing your pardon me L'ud, an umble secretary to the Navy Board could never aspire to such lofty heights as that. I am quite happy dealing with the needs of you Captains and leaving the lofty decisions of State to your Lordships.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    If Sneezy turns up I'm taking cover!
    I'm just glad to hear you are not Sneezy Dave. We don't have an enoticon with a Covid mask. Needs rectifying, and Tim does not venture here as you know!
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    Maybe something like this Dave.

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    Ship base mat for Essex now done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Apropos of nothing, while I was trying to find a copy of Brian Miller's "Adventure's Call" to set my desktop on the backup laptop I stumbled across this image by Miller, "Harbor Night," that I thought might make somebody a good wallpaper.

    It is a very atmospheric picture DB. Strange to say my wallpaper is also a ship. A photo I took of Hermione when she sailed up the Chesapeake to Yorktown.

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    Miller actually did a series that I'd like to know more about... the other three were Voyage, Storm and Harbor Sunrise.
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    Even more eye candy DB, and here is my completed Essex herself.
    Just done the US Flag decal. Just the ship card to go now.
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    They do make a fine pair

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    Thanks Dave.
    I hope to have them in action in a few days time.
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    Hello mates! I have not posted here for a long time, the truth is that I have been quite busy with various projects and personal issues that do not transcend here, but I hope to be a little more active from now on. I would like to share some photos about a british fleet I have done. They are a lot of ship and the scale 1/700 do difficult to share all ships at one photo, so, I will share little by little the ships. I would like to start with first and second rate. They are HMS Victory, HMS Royal Sovereign, HMS Neptune and HMS Temeraire.

    This ships were done using:
    Hulls from Meridian brand
    Ratlines from mikrostocznia
    Sails, masts, base scratchbuilt.
    Complements like anchors and little boats from Meridian.
    I hope soon have a new background bigger to do photo of all ships and I would like to do a video with the proces of contruction.
    I hope you like them and I hope all of you are healthy.

    Best regards,
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    Good to hear from you Julián and thanks for all the eye candy. It was just what we needed to lift the spirits here on a very dull chilley and stormy day.
    I am glad to heare that you are well and hope all your family are likewise. We are just about to raise the quarintine flag again as Notts has gone into the top tier of lockdown, despite the numbers of infection starting a downward trend.
    Your efforts on the British Navy front are certainly worthy of a bit of Rep cannon. Keep them coming dear chap.
    Sail safe.
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    And this concludes my USS Essex cards.
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    Those are some gloriously beautiful bases!

    Duncan has given me a wee project - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKg8oPF4xfk
    My next stage is to attach magnets to the underside of my minis, I'll report back too.
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    For those interested in more information on the USS Essex see here:- https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....5752#post95752

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    Suggestion for statting 1810 Essex: I'd propose a two-track approach if David Manley has time to assist. Option A would be apply the regular Ares carronade rules, Option B the buffed gun-line I mentioned above with "Half Draws at A Range" special rule, and see which option fits historical performance better.
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    Sounds a very sensible way to give choices on the approach. for non historical games if carronades are in use we have two options available. We have either half firepower is Carronades or all are. that makes it easy to keep track of what is going on when a lot of ships are being handled by a few people.
    An option for building it into the card appeals to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Good to hear from you Julián and thanks for all the eye candy. It was just what we needed to lift the spirits here on a very dull chilley and stormy day. .
    I couldn't agree more. The times are really harsh. I don't even want to go into today's detail. All these pictures and these posts about our valued ships are such a way-out for me to this worrisome period. Thanks for sharing. Really. The result is beyond excellence. Even if I'm very far from reaching the talent of everybody here, I will soon post some pictures of mine in process.
    "Les passions sont les vents qui enflent les voiles du navire ; elles le submergent quelquefois, mais sans elles il ne pourrait voguer."
    "Passions are the winds that fill the sails of a ship ; they sometimes overwhelm her, but she could not sail without them."- Voltaire

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    Please feel free to post whenever you can Romeo. The more chat we get the better chance of keeping things afloat in these dismal times of Lockdown.
    Sink me the ship master gunner.
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    Beautiful work Julian! You are becoming expert at those scratch masts and sails. They all look first rate!

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    Only sorry I can't add more interest. my last couple of days have been taken up making card decks for my non standard ships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Beautiful work Julian! You are becoming expert at those scratch masts and sails. They all look first rate!
    Thanks Vol, there is still to improve, perfect and learn new things but little by little I am improving.
    Really, they are two ships of first rate and two ships of second rate but I have used mast and sails from first rate for all of them.

    Regards,
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