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  • Diamondback's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:39
    Diamondback replied to a thread Off line. in Wardroom
    Think pirates be carin' about reservations much, do ye, matey? Three P's: Plunder, Pillage, PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRty!
    3 replies | 276 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:19
    Dobbs replied to a thread Off line. in Wardroom
    Do you need reservations?:takecover:
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  • Diamondback's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:09
    Diamondback replied to a thread Off line. in Wardroom
    Roger that, will mind the store. *turning aside* You heard the man, the Admiralty's private reserve is open for business, boys! YARRRRR!
    3 replies | 276 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34
    Bligh started a thread Off line. in Wardroom
    I will be away for a few days. Rob.
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  • Bligh's Avatar
    02-28-2024, 01:45
    Bligh replied to a thread Chat with Roberto in Wardroom
    Yes indeed. Thanks Dave. Good to see that you are more active again. I trust that your recovery is progressing well. Rob.
    6 replies | 993 view(s)
  • SkeenaH's Avatar
    02-28-2024, 00:24
    SkeenaH replied to a thread Chat with Roberto in Wardroom
    Thank you kindly for asking.
    6 replies | 993 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    02-27-2024, 14:43
    Bligh replied to a thread Spring Cleaning in For Sale/Trade
    Good to hear on both counts Dobbs, otherwise I would have shed a bitter tear. Rob.
    11 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • David Manley's Avatar
    02-27-2024, 14:19
    David Manley replied to a thread Chat with Roberto in Wardroom
    And the answer is...... The same molds will be used, so the dimensions of the models will be the same
    6 replies | 993 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    02-27-2024, 11:23
    Dobbs replied to a thread Spring Cleaning in For Sale/Trade
    The package is sold!
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  • Dobbs's Avatar
    02-27-2024, 05:57
    Dobbs replied to a thread Spring Cleaning in For Sale/Trade
    I don't know anything about it. Apparently it is a discounted shipping provider that uses USPS and UPS. Hawkeye suggested it.
    11 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • David Manley's Avatar
    02-27-2024, 04:09
    David Manley replied to a thread Chat with Roberto in Wardroom
    I have asked the question
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  • Bligh's Avatar
    02-27-2024, 01:36
    Bligh replied to a thread Chat with Roberto in Wardroom
    Thanks for the dispatch Captain Manley. The main news as far as I'm concerned is the release of the Starter sets. That availability alone will make...
    6 replies | 993 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    02-27-2024, 01:23
    Bligh replied to a thread Spring Cleaning in For Sale/Trade
    No Dobbs, do tell us more! Rob.
    11 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • SkeenaH's Avatar
    02-27-2024, 00:41
    SkeenaH replied to a thread Chat with Roberto in Wardroom
    I wonder whether they will use the old manufacturing (molds?) or have to create new ones, in which case correct the scale of Constitution and the...
    6 replies | 993 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    02-26-2024, 19:40
    Dobbs replied to a thread Spring Cleaning in For Sale/Trade
    I have a potential taker for $20 at the moment, Hawkeye/Rory. I'll keep you informed. Has anyone ever heard of Pirateship for shipping?
    11 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    02-26-2024, 16:25
    Bligh replied to a thread Spring Cleaning in For Sale/Trade
    I will see if I can drum up any interest on this side of the pond. Rob.
    11 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • SkeenaH's Avatar
    02-26-2024, 15:00
    SkeenaH replied to a thread Spring Cleaning in For Sale/Trade
    Hi Dobbs, I'll offer to carry it across the pond if someone in the UK wants it but can't afford the shipping and you don't have any buyers this...
    11 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • David Manley's Avatar
    02-26-2024, 14:33
    I had a chat with Roberto via Messenger this afternoon. Here's the latest news on "Sails". The plan to move manufacturing to the new supplier is...
    6 replies | 993 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    02-25-2024, 07:31
    Dobbs replied to a thread Spring Cleaning in For Sale/Trade
    The stuff has gotten a short reprieve, but the clock is definitely ticking. Unless someone wants it, the Solo Stove is calling...
    11 replies | 1533 view(s)
  • Lieste's Avatar
    02-24-2024, 11:32
    The specifying of pistol shot is a term of art for the relative position of two vessels (seen frequently in descriptions of 'close engagement') -...
    27 replies | 3401 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    02-24-2024, 07:29
    It seems that Admiral Rodney is saying that a particular weapon can throw a particular ball X distance. Does he say anything about at what range it...
    27 replies | 3401 view(s)
  • Lieste's Avatar
    02-23-2024, 16:04
    Yes, this is what Adm Rodney appears to have written. If you put a 14" carbine calibre naval pistol in the hunes and fire it level it will carry...
    27 replies | 3401 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    02-23-2024, 14:17
    I have fired both a period pistol and a musket, and can assure you that even with a rifled barrel at 400 yards with a pistol you might as well try...
    27 replies | 3401 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    02-23-2024, 13:28
    David, just to clarify, are you saying that sailors of the time considered a range of 4 football fields to be musketshot or perhaps even pistolshot?
    27 replies | 3401 view(s)
  • Lieste's Avatar
    02-23-2024, 12:49
    I think a line can be seen, where the RN saw no advantage to the excessive power of the 42pdr, not being useful enough at the 'moderate' ranges...
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  • Dobbs's Avatar
    02-23-2024, 11:40
    Regardless of the power of a period gun... At a range of 1 cable (600 feet), 1 degree of arc covers roughly 10 feet. Therefore if you held your...
    27 replies | 3401 view(s)
  • Lieste's Avatar
    02-23-2024, 10:11
    Those are still rather on the short side (IMO). By top metal, most guns range to 600-700m, carronades rather further (albeit needing to use the...
    27 replies | 3401 view(s)
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