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    After an unfortunate port accident, HMS...

    After an unfortunate port accident, HMS Hibernia's foremast has been re-set and she's ready for sea again.
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    Too bad Ares can't seem to get it together on...

    Too bad Ares can't seem to get it together on digital, with all the failures at Wings apps... TTS has a demonstrated record of performance, so it seems to me that if it can handle everything needed...
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    I'd like that, and kind of a digital First Mate...

    I'd like that, and kind of a digital First Mate that keeps track of all the various weather/etc effects and the resources available to you, then suggests a few "recommended" options. You're still...
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    Apropos of nothing, it occurs to me that Sails...

    Apropos of nothing, it occurs to me that Sails might be a good candidate for Tabletop Simulator, other than the From Hell task of creating the digital "miniatures."
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    An excellent question, Rob, but one I have no...

    An excellent question, Rob, but one I have no clue about answering.
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    In that vein, why not extend it a little?...

    In that vein, why not extend it a little?
    *Sub-frigate Unrateds: play cards at will, no advance planning
    *Corvettes/Post Ships and Frigates (and similar size other ships): One card in advance...
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    Check Ospry Direct, they have a 30% off sale til...

    Check Ospry Direct, they have a 30% off sale til end of the month. Or 45% off e-books, which I prefer because they mean I don't need a third hand to futz with the book while working on a model. :)
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    It is, well worth the read. You'll also want the...

    It is, well worth the read. You'll also want the volume on Light and Medium Frigates--Mark Lardas is Osprey's rockstar for fighting sail, at least with USN.
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    Gotcha. Some names were recycled 2 or 3 times...

    Gotcha. Some names were recycled 2 or 3 times from 1750s-1815, so maybe I should split the table as gone before AWI (pre-1776), extant AWI but gone before French Rev Wars (1776-92), and Continental...
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    So far, A.A. hasn't allowed it, for fear of...

    So far, A.A. hasn't allowed it, for fear of One-Shot Kills like Victory delivering a "Buck & Ball"* from a 68pdr carronade through Bucentaure's stern gallery at Halitosis Range for Nelson's opening...
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    Still have quite a few that didn't make it to...

    Still have quite a few that didn't make it to 1792 as well... watch your email, I'm about to send you an Excel version. :)
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    "Give it a chance, you'll get used to it... or...

    "Give it a chance, you'll get used to it... or have a psychotic episode."--Agent Zed, MIB

    Welcome Aboard from the cold, wet Hell that is Seattle.
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    BTW, 1776 Culloden is conspicuous in her...

    BTW, 1776 Culloden is conspicuous in her absence... :p I'm working up a companion post with stats and model suggestions.
  14. Quick request, can we get a Mod Cleanup to delete...

    Quick request, can we get a Mod Cleanup to delete the two duplicate threads caused by technical misfire?
  15. Right now, my gut says to group future British 74...

    Right now, my gut says to group future British 74 sculpts... well, lump everything Ganges and before into SGN104, lobby for a new sculpt for the Courageux Group and a second for the later Henslow and...
  16. New Vanguard #279: Ameican Privateers of the Revolutionary War

    Book Title:
    New Vanguard #279: American Privateers of the Revolutionary War Author:
    Angus Konstam ISBN:
    9781472836328 (pdf) Category:
    History Format:
    Multiple Summary:
    BLUF: At 48...
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    More generosity! Not free, but all e-books...

    More generosity! Not free, but all e-books published before March are 45% off, hardcopies 30%, board/card games 20%.

    https://ospreypublishing.com/ospreysale2020

    7.50-ish for American Privateers...
  18. Never too late to edit... :)

    Never too late to edit... :)
  19. Bumped for update with new or refreshed drawings!

    Bumped for update with new or refreshed drawings!
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    Since Dave was talking about scratchbuilding a 74...

    Since Dave was talking about scratchbuilding a 74 via SLP, I'm going to spitball some thoughts...

    1. A bigger ship might be a better first design, maybe consider Ville de Paris or Hibernia, or a...
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    The failure was D&D4e, but the same team also did...

    The failure was D&D4e, but the same team also did all their miniatures lines: AAM, War at Sea, Angels 20. I was Land/Sea, didn't buy the planes because I was already committed to Wings.

    Yes, I'm...
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    LOL Random thought from a buddy: "Who died and...

    LOL

    Random thought from a buddy: "Who died and made Bill Gates a medical expert? He couldn't even keep viruses out of Microsoft software."
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    Can they be any worse than Wizards of the Coast,...

    Can they be any worse than Wizards of the Coast, who only had one design team for everything and axed everybody and everything when some pus-sucking pencil-pusher on the top floor got a visit from...
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    Even without any weaponry, just a high mobility...

    Even without any weaponry, just a high mobility armored fighting platform would still be a Game Changer in an otherwise un-mechanized environment. Something open-top like an SdKfz 251 where you pop...
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    Oh, there's always a way... "Saddam's mustard...

    Oh, there's always a way...
    "Saddam's mustard gas had nothing on a Walter fart!"--Achmed the Dead Terrorist

    :D
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