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    Hear, hear! Even pictures of ships battling away...

    Hear, hear! Even pictures of ships battling away fresh out of the starter box while the new owner puzzles out the rules is great vicarious sailing for the rest of us and keeps the conversation going.
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    Here I am following in Vol's footsteps. I...

    Here I am following in Vol's footsteps. I believe he posted about moving the Constitution's boats around.

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    I took off the boats in davits that came with and moved one to the stern,...
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    Sticky: Congratulations, Eric!

    Congratulations, Eric!
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    I think we need more pictures of us playing the...

    I think we need more pictures of us playing the game. Game related things are fascinating, but my bet is that pictures of games will beget pictures and more interest.

    As an aside, I am...
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    Oars (or sweeps - big oars) are an interesting...

    Oars (or sweeps - big oars) are an interesting problem. First, what did they do with them while under sail? I ship mine and orient them fore and aft, but I only have two and they are only 8' (2m)...
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    A bit about Fort Matanzas: ...

    A bit about Fort Matanzas:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/Ft_Matanzas_2008.JPG
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    Here you go, Rob. Fort Matanzas, just south of...

    Here you go, Rob. Fort Matanzas, just south of St Augustine. It guards the back door.

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    I have already taken steps in this direction: ...

    I have already taken steps in this direction:

    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?4767-Burdens

    I think my post ships use the C deck with the Concorde sailing angles.
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    I think I am going to stay an Ares man. I like...

    I think I am going to stay an Ares man. I like the scale and the ingenuity of the movement system. I worry that the larger scales would look sparce without rigging, and don't have the patience to...
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    Garr! I like my white masts, they're staying! I...

    Garr! I like my white masts, they're staying! I suppose technically this means that the period Constitution was buff and black. Huh, that takes some adjustment.
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    :shock::happy: Please accept my apology for the...

    :shock::happy: Please accept my apology for the underperformance of your allied AI captain. He has been berated.

    That's a really neat idea to have the AI as an opponent and one as an ally. I...
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    Sticky: The Mail Packet has arrived! ...

    The Mail Packet has arrived!

    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=51428&d=1605253683

    Our neighbors, who are avid campers and receiving our mail while we travel, decided to...
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    Remember folks, don't worry about your skill at...

    Remember folks, don't worry about your skill at pictures or whether or not your miniatures are painted. Regardless of your talent, seeing the game in action will make people smile.
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    The Proserpine Challenge

    In anticipation of a bad weather system, we got a slip at a well protected marina. Mother Nature did not disappoint, and the wind exceeded our expectations and set in just after dark. Here is the...
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    What about Pomone? ...

    What about Pomone?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Pomone_(1787)

    She seems longer than Constitution, which is good for the mini.

    Endymion or her sisters might be a...
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    What about using the Constitution with modified...

    What about using the Constitution with modified stats for the 1781 South Carolina?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indien_(1778)
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    Hear, hear! I wholeheartedly endorse the...

    Hear, hear!

    I wholeheartedly endorse the Amazons as the AWI 13. Of course, I have switched the decks with the Concordes and boosted the Amazons to Burden 3...

    I like the idea of the Concordes...
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    I'm all for downgrading broadside strength. I...

    I'm all for downgrading broadside strength. I think less power makes for a more interesting game.
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    Now's my chance! I've been thinking of posting...

    Now's my chance! I've been thinking of posting the Hebe challenge - a one on one, with one of the ships controlled by my soloplay rules. I meant to try it then post pictures as a hook, but Rob,...
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    51050 Here are two examples, Hawk and Falcon. ...

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    Here are two examples, Hawk and Falcon. Unfortunately, I did not save my master blank brig sheet as a PDF before leaving home. These are using my more traditional sailing angles, so don't...
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    To break up the whiteness on mine, I painted the...

    To break up the whiteness on mine, I painted the masts above the courses a light tan. Also the lower gaff yard and the outer jib.

    Do you still need the adjusted brig base cards, Rob? If you kept...
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    Aside from moving the mainmast aft by about its...

    Aside from moving the mainmast aft by about its width (so it kisses the forward edge of the hatch behind it) removing the mizzen is the main operation. The hull remains the same length.

    I did...
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    Sticky: Thank you, gentlemen! Please have one on me. I...

    Thank you, gentlemen! Please have one on me. I reccomend the port. That's where I'm starting. :beer:
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    Are you saying that 32# carronades weighed the...

    Are you saying that 32# carronades weighed the same as 9# long guns?
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    50940 50941 Here, Rob, are my two American...

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    Here, Rob, are my two American brigs. Both are from Thorns. I adjusted the sailing arcs slightly since the mainmast got moved farther aft.

    For American naval ships, I have gone...
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