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    Default Spanish sloop/schooner/pinnace?

    Does anyone know if there is a small Spanish ship in the game? Like a pinnace, sloop or schooner?

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    The only official Ares sloops are US, RN and French.
    However with a 3d printer there are more available including a coyple of Spanish. If you are interested Ill look upand confirm

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    I think that could be interesting. Considering a set of house rules in a campaign where several players could start out with a small ship and gradually build up towards larger ships and a personal fleet.

    But obviously, I would lack a nav deck, a dashboard for the ship etc. So I guess it would have to be based on one of the other sloops, then.

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    I can convert one of the existing ship logs if you give me the requirements of name etc. Stian. As long as you can print it off I can E-mail you the card.

    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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    Perhaps the "San Carlos" could work? I'm thinking of a ship with simlar stats to HMS Swan, Le Fortune and Thorn.

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    Insider notes:

    Speaking somewhat in an "official" Insider Capacity as one of Ares's research consultants here... Note font differences between "official" and unofficial comments.

    We have a hard minimum main-deck length of 28m--with present manufacturing technology, 28mm is the shortest Ares' factory partners can do. (I DID suggest a solution WOTC used for motor torpedo boats in my Axis and Allies days, just mold two hulls on a base, but so far no response.)

    The Spanish are problematic in that there has been very little in the way of reliable research accessible outside the Spanish-language world until very recently, and finding a candidate design that meets the required "six names per sculpt in three pairs" has been a challenge. (The French have the same problem, and the US Navy... well, the US Navy as a SGN research subject has accounted for more of my hair loss over the years of this game's life than the Male Patternr Baldness gene even with higher-than-recommended dosage of Rogaine to slow it.)
    Last edited by Diamondback; 07-05-2024 at 20:11.
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