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    Yes, very nice, Dobbs. :beer:

    Yes, very nice, Dobbs. :beer:
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    For a higher resolution boarding and landing...

    For a higher resolution boarding and landing actions..... Finished up my '28mm' tartana ship from Firelock games. I have 8 more buccaneers being painted up to add to the 9 on the ship. That's...
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    More fascinating history, Rob. Thanks for...

    More fascinating history, Rob. Thanks for sharing..
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    Yes, that was a fascinating history. Never like Metternich. Sorry for not posting earlier. I had set this to the side to read when things were quiet here. Been a hectic week with the derecho...
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    That’s cool, Lex. Glad you liked the ships. I...

    That’s cool, Lex. Glad you liked the ships. I should replay the Goa battle but I’ve been waiting for the complete Mad for War rules to be published.
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    Very sorry to hear this. Condolences to the...

    Very sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family.
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    Good to see you're safely back in the anchorage. ...

    Good to see you're safely back in the anchorage. Thanks for the rep....and to repeat what Rob wrote, I too hope to read another Jon Vagabond adventure.
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    Thx for your kind words and rep

    Thx for your kind words and rep
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    Sticky: Very cool, Rob, and congrats to my co-winner,...

    Very cool, Rob, and congrats to my co-winner, Argo.
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    Looking great, vol.

    Looking great, vol.
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    It's listed at $70 USD on the Firelock site but...

    It's listed at $70 USD on the Firelock site but there's a good game store in Toronto (Meeplemart) that has great prices. I got the tartana from Meeplemart for $67 CAD. Don't ask my how Meeplemart...
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    Thanks for the info. My sails will be for this...

    Thanks for the info.

    My sails will be for this - a 4-gun tartane. For reference, she carries the 1/1200 60-gun Wassenaar. :)

    The ship will be used for 28mm skirmish action - ready to be...
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    What material do you chaps use for the sails. ...

    What material do you chaps use for the sails. I'm thinking of using silkspan for my 28mm Firelock ships.
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    Sticky: Thanks, Vol.

    Thanks, Vol.
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    Thanks, Gary...and for the rep. It was fun to do.

    Thanks, Gary...and for the rep. It was fun to do.
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    Sticky: Many thanks for keeping on top of that, Rob. ...

    Many thanks for keeping on top of that, Rob. It's appreciated.
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    Thanks, Rob - and for the rep. Now I need to go...

    Thanks, Rob - and for the rep. Now I need to go back and finish my version of the SoG 2015 campaign.
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    AAR: Action off Goa (17th Century)

    A pictorial AAR for the Action off Goa - Dutch East India Company versus the Portuguese, about 1630. This action can also be known as the Fireship Bredamme! In summary Van der Veere - not wanting...
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    Thanks, Vol. It's an interesting period of...

    Thanks, Vol. It's an interesting period of transition as navies tried to improve naval technology and to figure out how best to use that technology. It's tempting to extend wargame rules for...
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    I've completed the Dutch fleet for the battle...

    I've completed the Dutch fleet for the battle against the Portuguese off of Goa. There's one extra ship which will not be in the battle; it's the Wassenaar (60 guns) which is a nod to the village of...
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    Last of the Dutch fleet rigged! Next steps are...

    Last of the Dutch fleet rigged! Next steps are easy - painting, flags and bases. The should be fighting the Portuguese later in the coming week. AAR to follow. :happy:

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    Thanks, Rob. I'm really quite happy with the...

    Thanks, Rob. I'm really quite happy with the large, 60-gun Langton (front right of the starboard view). I've done the Wassenaar coat of arms on the tafferel (not that one can really see that at...
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    Good to see the Adriatic Coast finally coming to...

    Good to see the Adriatic Coast finally coming to its final stages, Rob.

    I'm making progress with my 17th century Dutch fleet - rigging done on all but the two pinnaces (two ships in the middle...
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    The Dutch fleet of the Indian Ocean, mid-17th...

    The Dutch fleet of the Indian Ocean, mid-17th century takes sail. The 4 Langton ships now have sails attached - fixed rigging and ratlines are next. Next time I build a Langton ship I'll do what...
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    Progress on my 17th Century Dutch ships. ...

    Progress on my 17th Century Dutch ships. Finished the rigging for the two Ark Royal ships - a 40-gun generic and a jacht. The rigging was done with fibre. I can't see how I would do it easily with...
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