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  1. Great battle story about an American privateer in 1814

    https://www.academia.edu/19507033/General_Armstrong_the_Captain_the_Ship_the_Battle?source=swp_share
  2. Tabletop Simulator - seeking help to add my War of 1812 models to the game

    I see that there are a lot more miniatures-based Wargames now on Tabletop Simulator, including Sails of Glory.

    I would like to mod it by adding my own 3D digital ship models for the War of 1812...
  3. Christmas at Sea poem Happy Holidays!

    Christmas at Sea
    Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894

    The sheets were frozen hard, and they cut the naked hand;
    The decks were like a slide, where a seamen scarce could stand;
    The wind was a...
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    The masts-and-sails pieces in my Shapeways stores...

    The masts-and-sails pieces in my Shapeways stores are shown for 1:1000 scale small ships (corvettes, brigs, schooners) but I can custom-print an order to any larger size a customer wants (I just...
  5. Thanks, Carl! It's going well. As of now, Legion...

    Thanks, Carl!
    It's going well. As of now, Legion Wargames has about half the 250 preorders needed for it to get published.
    It's taken about 4 months to get there, so I imagine we wouldn't see the...
  6. Naval War of 1812 solitaire operational boardgame game just went up for preorder

    Just a note to those of you who might be interested:
    My design, "A Glorious Chance: The Naval Struggle for Lake Ontario, 1813" just went up today for preorder at Legion Wargames:
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  7. My 1:1000 USS Raven (War of 1812 converted merchant schooner)

    http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz225/broadsword56/Sails%20of%20Glory/raven_complete_zpsueb0u93s.jpg

    I made this from a 3D printed merchant ship hull that I made and uploaded to my Shapeways...
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    You know, Steve, your excitement for this game...

    You know, Steve, your excitement for this game comes through so sincerely that you've almost convinced me to give it a try!
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    Steve, thanks for the summary. I'm sure a lot of...

    Steve, thanks for the summary. I'm sure a lot of people find Naval Action fun. But to me, it seems to be set up so rigidly that there's only one way to play and enjoy it (MMO, career mode, unlocking...
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    Does Naval Action have a sandbox mode where you...

    Does Naval Action have a sandbox mode where you can create your own scenarios and select your own ships for something more historical, instead of this gamey head-to-head kid stuff?
  11. What's that schooner in your avatar image, Steve?...

    What's that schooner in your avatar image, Steve?
    I like the "cut of her jib."
    I happen to be working on a topsail schooner as my latest 3D print mini design, so it immediately caught my eye....
  12. "A Glorious Chance" solitaire operational game - free demo up now on Tabletopia

    I've put a free demo of my solitaire age of sail operational game, "A Glorious Chance" on the Tabletopia 3D boardgaming site...
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    It's a rare and special pup indeed that gets to...

    It's a rare and special pup indeed that gets to see a 16th birthday, so I'm sure this a bit of mischief can eventually be forgiven.
    At least we can now be sure that her loyalties are with Nelson and...
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    Congratulations David!

    Congratulations David!
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    By the way, Eric (and anyone else who enjoys...

    By the way, Eric (and anyone else who enjoys solitaire age of sail wargaming),

    I could always use more playtesters for my solitaire game, "A Glorious Chance: The Naval Struggle for Lake Ontario,...
  16. OMG - Has anyone seen this SGN experiment?

    Never underestimate the zany ingenuity of naval wargamers...

    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1394154/giant-sails-glory-or-how-realize-just-how-small-yo
  17. Somehow, "the age of fighting oar" doesn't have...

    Somehow, "the age of fighting oar" doesn't have quite the same ring to it :-)
  18. Many of the lakes ships were built with a...

    Many of the lakes ships were built with a separate row of sweep ports.

    The twin US brigs Niagara and Lawrence, on Lake Erie, had 18 sweeps each, and each sweep was 25 feet long, according to...
  19. There are many ways to do it, and no one right...

    There are many ways to do it, and no one right way.
    Just one example:

    https://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic65076_t.jpg

    SPI's "Fighting Sail" is a good game and still played, and it only...
  20. It's just the converted laker schooners on Lake...

    It's just the converted laker schooners on Lake Ontario that had this problem. They were merchant schooners that the USN purchased and refitted with swivel-mounted long guns in a crash program to get...
  21. Here's an example of what I'm aiming for... ...

    Here's an example of what I'm aiming for...

    http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz225/broadsword56/A%20Glorious%20Chance/example_maneuver_marker_us_laker_zps5lhkmvwv.jpg

    This would be the...
  22. Excellent points, Kentop (and thanks for the...

    Excellent points, Kentop (and thanks for the video links!)
    This may be controversial, but in my maneuver-level game I plan to model only wind directions -- not velocity. This is partly for...
  23. Thank you 7Eat51 -- I looked in Volume II and I...

    Thank you 7Eat51 -- I looked in Volume II and I can see that it discusses the same issues I raised in this thread. The text is impenetrable to me, unfortunately, and I'm not enough of a geometry or...
  24. For game purposes, since I'm using a square grid...

    For game purposes, since I'm using a square grid with 8 points of sail -- the closest windward point of sail for square-riggers in the game will be 90 degrees. So, for these particular ships -- the...
  25. Great info and very helpful, DeRuyter! No, I...

    Great info and very helpful, DeRuyter!
    No, I don't have a copy of that Harland book -- always wanted it, but too expensive for my budget (and currently unavailable on amazon.com anyway).
    Please...
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