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    I own a bunch of the models, and belong to a few...

    I own a bunch of the models, and belong to a few Facebook groups on this front. I hadn’t seen a lot of discussion on people using them for SoG though!
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    New Warlord Models

    Warlords new 1/700 scale ships have reignited my flame for working on some ships. However, I’m not entirely sure I like their rules just yet. Wondering is anyone is planning to use their ships for...
  3. Some of the facts I found fascinating were, the...

    Some of the facts I found fascinating were, the small ship details that captains used in identifying a French vs English ship at distance. How a captain would stand on certain decks of his ship and...
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    One of the main drivers for this is that so many...

    One of the main drivers for this is that so many accounts have in actuality very few casualties. You'd think that with cannonballs from 9-32 lbs flying all over the place, there'd be many more dead...
  5. Doubt you'll be disappointed Rob! Would love to...

    Doubt you'll be disappointed Rob! Would love to hear what you think once you get into it.
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    Yes, it doesn't explicitly state that the last...

    Yes, it doesn't explicitly state that the last box is equal to all crew being dead, what I'm proposing is something that would add more uncertainty to the game.
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    Morale Rules

    Shipmates,

    I've been reading a lot about how ships were surrendering or "striking their colors" during the course of battle, it seems to be the most likely outcome of battles in the time period. ...
  8. A book recommendation - Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century

    Hey Fellow Sailing Enthusiasts!

    I've been re-reading, Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century by Sam Willis and had to mention it here (I did a write up many years ago on this book, before the...
  9. Thread: Maps

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    I'm thinking something somewhat like that - but...

    I'm thinking something somewhat like that - but my main map I'm working on has a grid on it. Certain areas have a more "dense" grid which are where encounters are more frequent. Say for example...
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    Anyone have Ship Mats for Sale

    Looking for some ship mats, really just the counters for the mats. Wanted to see if anyone has any mats/or ship mat counters they are willing to sell.

    Thanks!
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    Were you ever able to approve the files? I...

    Were you ever able to approve the files? I didn't see anything in the file section.....
  12. Thread: Maps

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    Hey Diamondback, Was away for a few days on a...

    Hey Diamondback,

    Was away for a few days on a work trip. What I'm thinking is a campaign where you're actually sailing around a map, rolling to determine encounters. I wanted to bring more of a...
  13. Thread: Maps

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    Maps

    I'm considering writing some rules for campaign gaming and am looking for some good maps. The might potentially be board game boards or actual maps - looking to see what people may know of what's...
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    OK, I worked up a good master file and posted it...

    OK, I worked up a good master file and posted it to the file section. Looks like it may have to be approved or something as I don't see it showing up yet.

    Once the back end process is complete,...
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    You can look at the Ares site to get a full list...

    You can look at the Ares site to get a full list of all the ship "classes", each of which comes with three different ships (basically just three different color schemes, with a card that has two...
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    OK, let me work to get a good master .psd file...

    OK, let me work to get a good master .psd file together. I'll condense layers that don't need to be messed with to save on file size. I'd be very curious to see how they would print on matte photo...
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    There are two 5th rate frigates (Concorde class -...

    There are two 5th rate frigates (Concorde class - French, and Amazon class - British) and two 3rd rate ships of the line (Bellona class - British, Temeraire class - French).
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    I just noticed some other minor tweaks from my...

    I just noticed some other minor tweaks from my current working version and this old version...back to make some updates to the standard wind line master as we'll now call it!

    Also note - these...
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    Rob - The font I use for the name is...

    Rob -

    The font I use for the name is Carolingia, the text below the name is Copperplate.

    Here's a copy of an early version that I updated for you - has the normal size wind lines, along with...
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    Rob - I know what you mean. So far I've got...

    Rob - I know what you mean. So far I've got sheets for every named Arrogant, Bellona, and Elizabeth class 74 that was made. I'm working my way through other stuff. I probably won't do EVERY Leda...
  21. OK, I wonder where Ares got the design for the...

    OK, I wonder where Ares got the design for the Hebe - surprising they didn't just make the Leda, given there were only 6 Hebe class frigates built, and 47 Leda's.
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    The inserts or the blue plastic frames? The...

    The inserts or the blue plastic frames?

    The inserts I made in Photoshop, the blue frame pieces are just the standard blue bases that come with the ships run through my bandsaw to take most of the...
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    New Bases

    I was never really happy with the bases that came with the game. So, like the ship mats....I went and created my own.

    These are pics where I'm experimenting with changing the fire arcs for the...
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    Here is a photo of the mat, better represents how...

    Here is a photo of the mat, better represents how they look in person.

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  25. Hebe Frigate Model Question - Probably for Diamondback

    Hey DB,

    This is probably something up your alley to answer. I got a bunch of Hebe class ships today. Looking at the line drawings of this class, I can't figure for the life of me why the models...
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