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    Default What Naval related gifts did Santa bring you shipmates?

    My stash did not have an Ares ship for the first time in years.

    Apart from my new Monitor (Computer that is) not a WWI ship I got.......
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    HI Rob,
    I posted this on another thread, but here goes again:
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    Y'all have already seen it... the present for ten-year-old me that came thirty years late. :)
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    Nothing sea related.

    I get the Epic boardgame + both expansions and the Twilight Imperium 4 expansion.

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    Rob-- love to know your opinion of the Cruel Seas game....By the way.... "Strike fast, Strike hard" is a credo I tried to live by when I was a younger man.....

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    All Warlord Games Black Seas gifts. 2 Merchant Ship boxes, 2 USS Essex boxes and 1 Santisima Trinadad. Haven't had much time to peek at them outside of the USS Essex.
    "It's not the towering sails, but the unseen wind that moves a ship."
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    I have played Cruel Seas a few times at my local games club (before coronavirus). It is a good game but, the more players involved the longer you may have to wait around to do something because it does not have the simultaneous movement and firing we have in Sails of Glory. Each weapon mount on your ship fires separately by dice rolls. The models are good but you have to paint them yourself.

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    It was mostly the assembly and painting I was looking forward to Dave.
    Mine are intended mainly for fodder for my aircraft, as I don't have many small ships to blitz. There is, however, a lot of good stuff to make use of within the pack and the background book is excellent. Hats off to John Stallard.
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    The delayed parts of my Christmas present arrived today. One Spanish Bahama and more Cruel Seas fodder for my Torpedo Bombers.
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    The fodder for your torpedo bombers will look good on the table top, there's no doubt of that, I've seen some of the Cruel Seas ships and am well impressed. Only played 1 game and not so sure about some of the rules, they seemed a bit strange but that's probably just me.

    HMS Victory sailed the Atlantic and she had a fast passage and arrived in time for Christmas day. That meant that I had 2 BIG British ships and only 1 BIG French ship so in spite of worries about the current tax regime since the 1st Jan I ordered Montagne from the States and she arrived a few days ago sans extra tax so that was a relief.

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    That is good news John. I may be able to help you out with a couple of 74s if you would like them.
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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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