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    Default Gentlemen, Lt. Bush reports to duty - New Player

    Gentlemen,

    I have been ordered and directed to report to the commanding Admiral Bligh with the utmost despatch at this Anchorage for duty, and I am pleased to convey that my application has been considered and accepted by the Navy Board.

    I shall be known henceforth as Lt. William Bush, at your service.


    As rumor always seems to travel faster than people, you may have already heard something among the men about my background:

    I came across SoG for the first time approximately five years ago at the "Spiel" games fair in Essen, Germany. Ares Games had a stand there and a game going on caught my eye. A short while later, I found myself in command of the HMS Terpsichore (32) after its commander had been incapacitated in battle with a small French squadron. The Basic Rules were simple enough for starters, and having the weather gauge I was able to put an end to the courage of La Courageuse (34). This rewarding experience in the service of our Majesty kindled the desire to purchase the game instantly. However, I had to convince myself that discretion was the better part of valor as exceeding the assigned funds for the games fair would surely have resulted in a severe reprimand from the "long haired general" at home whom all judicious men wisely know to respect.

    Last year, the winds were favorable, and I made a precise landfall off the shores of the Ares stand at "Spiel" in Essen. Remembering the advice of Adm. Nelson to "always go straight at 'em", I embarked on a daring cutting out action, which came at a dire cost. Yet, a vast prize was won in the form of a Starter Kit, Ocean mats, and an improbable number of sloops and ships.

    Tidings of this glorious action fortified with a liberal issue of port resulted in two other promising men, too jingled to avoid the press gang, which I had presciently posted outside the inn, being won for the cause. They awoke last week-end on the high seas to prove their worth in their first engagement. I am embarrassed to report that these infernal lubbers contrieved to mutually sink each other in a collision with the rest of the squadron looking on in stunned consternation.

    Being well bred and of excellent connections, they somehow accomplished to be acquitted by the court martial, which laid the blame for this mortifying incident on a ravishing French Mademoiselle waving her kerchief to them from an enemy vessel during the engagement.

    In an effort to put the fire in these two gentlemen to better use, rumor speaks of their future assignment to some fire ship.

    I say, let us raise a toast to our Majesty, the King!


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    Though new to SoG, I am not exactly a novice to gaming. I originally hail from the Pen&Paper Roleplaying Game sector in which I dabbled for roughly three decades playing and running campaings mostly in a Rolemaster on Middle-Earth context. To up the ante on "Rulemaster", I also have taken a delve into tactical wargames, namely Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) since about 25 years. But as we say there: "I am still learning..." With many commitments and only so much time, it is hard to tell how much time (and ships) I will sink into SoG. In any case, the prospect of possibly having recruited two other people in town for face-to-face play appears promising.


    Lt. William Bush
    Last edited by William Bush; 01-21-2023 at 20:36.
    "Jeder Krieg, auch der siegreiche, ist ein Unglück für das eigene Volk, denn kein Landerwerb, keine Milliarden können Menschenleben ersetzen und die Trauer der Familien aufwiegen."
    Helmuth von Moltke d. Ä.

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    May I be the first to officially welcome you to the Anchorage Lt Bush.
    please make yourself at home in the wardroom and introduce yourself to your fellow officers as they return from whatever duty they are currently embarked upon.
    May you always sail with a fair wind and a willing enemy.

    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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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Lt Bush.

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    A hearty welcome from me as well, Lt. Bush!

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    Hallo Mr. Bush,
    herzlich willkommen im Forum. Unsere Flotten im Raum Bonn / Düsseldorf werden hoffentlich im April wieder auslaufen. Vielleicht begegnet man sich dann ja mal zur Seeschlacht !

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    Welcome Mr Bush, may fair winds fill your sails and if you have any questions dont hesitate, someone will have an answer for you.

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    Welcome Lt Bush, that was a great introduction, hopefully you will find enough time not only to play the game but post tales of dearing do on the high seas in the AAR section of the forum.
    Cheers

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    Well John, from the intro it looks as if Lt. Bush might be able to give Jon Vagabond a run for his money in the yarn telling stakes.

    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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    Gentlemen,

    I thank you all for this kind welcome. I am most obliged.

    Your illustrous company makes me feel like the young midshipman again, when I was carving the meat at the captain's table for the first time. Burdenend by the fact that English is not my native language, you might find that I will at times struggle to strike the right note in conversation. I will attempt to redeem this flaw by judiciously attending to duty.

    Currently at the Anchorage, I might disclose that sails may be set in the middle of the coming month. Until then, I will further acquaint myself with the men my fellow officers, and the vessel.

    Bonn and Düsseldorf are not far away. Indeed, I have ties to the former city. Conceivably it might be possible to join squadrons in April. If you please, I will await despatches with further details.


    Lt. Bush
    "Jeder Krieg, auch der siegreiche, ist ein Unglück für das eigene Volk, denn kein Landerwerb, keine Milliarden können Menschenleben ersetzen und die Trauer der Familien aufwiegen."
    Helmuth von Moltke d. Ä.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argo View Post
    Hallo Mr. Bush,
    herzlich willkommen im Forum. Unsere Flotten im Raum Bonn / Düsseldorf werden hoffentlich im April wieder auslaufen. Vielleicht begegnet man sich dann ja mal zur Seeschlacht !
    Argo,

    ist dies ein Con oder ein einfaches Treffen? Ich bin ab und zu in Bonn und D'Dorf ist auch nicht allzu weit entfernt.

    Lt. Bush
    "Jeder Krieg, auch der siegreiche, ist ein Unglück für das eigene Volk, denn kein Landerwerb, keine Milliarden können Menschenleben ersetzen und die Trauer der Familien aufwiegen."
    Helmuth von Moltke d. Ä.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Bush View Post
    Argo,

    ist dies ein Con oder ein einfaches Treffen? Ich bin ab und zu in Bonn und D'Dorf ist auch nicht allzu weit entfernt.

    Lt. Bush
    Hi, ich habe Dir eine PN geschickt .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argo View Post
    Hi, ich habe Dir eine PN geschickt .
    Danke, habe ich gesehen und beantwortet.

    Lt. Bush
    "Jeder Krieg, auch der siegreiche, ist ein Unglück für das eigene Volk, denn kein Landerwerb, keine Milliarden können Menschenleben ersetzen und die Trauer der Familien aufwiegen."
    Helmuth von Moltke d. Ä.

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