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    Default Sails sighted on the horizon.

    Am I wrong or has the forum picked up speed lately.

    I’ve always been reading, but didn’t post much until I printed the hulls from Henry’s Kickstarter. Others have also been working on the printed hulls.

    Did 3D printing blow new life into Sails of Glory?

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    You may well be right in your observation Jonas. I think Henry has proved to be the Shapeways of Sails.
    You could say his Kickstarter gave us one as well. Just shows what could have been if Ares had kept them coming.

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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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    Totally agree, I know we are a niche, but I think Henry et al have given us a push for more.

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    I know at least SOMEBODY at Ares knows about these because I've mentioned them to Andrea A. (and right now everyone at Ares is quiet as the grave), but perhaps someone should point out the Lost Sales that COULD have been theirs. Henry and Simon Mann may have been just the barest push that keeps Sails from foundering in this time of isolation--even my old neighbor that runs a glass shop is trying to figure out if any of the supplies he gets for windows could be adapted into custom bases to try to help get the fleet seaworthy.

    Of course, if just as one example Ares slipstreams the Purisima Concepcions in on the Meregildos sculpt I'll still buy those packs, I'll just swap whatever MacGyver bases and homebrew paper I use in the interim for the official counterparts.
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    It has been a joy to see the new enthusiasm and to watch what you guys are doing with the new ships!

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    It has certainly injected a bit of spirit into me Vol. Just when lockdown was starting to get to me.
    Things are certainly looking up.

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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 did think that working from home and having to stay home during free time would give a lot of free time and a lot of activity here, but for me it was more or less the opposite.

    Henry's Kickstarter and finding Simon's ships gave me inspiration and it seems others too.

    My only dread is that when the Spanish fleet is done I will have to tackle the Spanish ships' stats. With the models too small I could just ignore the Spanish all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    My only dread is that when the Spanish fleet is done I will have to tackle the Spanish ships' stats. With the models too small I could just ignore the Spanish all together.
    That's what you have an entire team on the Stats Committee to put shoulders alongside yours and heave on the lines for... :) My research into Egmont has suggested a tweak to her stats that might make her a good training target before we try to fix the Spanish... turns out that while she was refitted "Carronade Crazy" she was downgraded to the masts and yards of a 64. This suggests to me a couple relative comparisons...
    *Vs Regular Slade 74: Less sail area on same hull means slower and less maneuverable
    *Vs Regular 64: Bigger and heavier hull on same sail area means slower and less maneuverable
    So maybe downgrade Egmont to a B or H deck?
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