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    by Published on 11-24-2011 06:33

    Ahoy Mate!

    You have just come aboard the flag ship site for Sails of Glory. Here you will find a first rate crew and all the information about the game and its future releases. You will also find many house rules and game aides to make playing the game more enjoyable.

    So welcome aboard and enjoy your tour.

    The Royal Hajj




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    Dobbs

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    Bligh

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    SkeenaH

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    Lieste

    Earl April, 1814

    The specifying of pistol shot is a term of art for the relative position of two vessels (seen frequently in descriptions of 'close engagement') - that

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    Dobbs

    Earl April, 1814

    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 becomes

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    Lieste

    Earl April, 1814

    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

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    Bligh

    Earl April, 1814

    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 shooting

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    Dobbs

    Earl April, 1814

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    Lieste

    Earl April, 1814

    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 actually

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    Dobbs

    Earl April, 1814

    Regardless of the power of a period gun...

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    Lieste

    Earl April, 1814

    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 graduation

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    Bligh

    Earl April, 1814

    I like the collision rule Dobbs. I will adopt it. I will also try out a range stick with your dimensions.

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    Dobbs

    Earl April, 1814

    I have played AI against AI as well. I designed the system to want to hang between short and long range, so collisions are reduced.

    Good

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    Dobbs

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