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    Privateers Off Cape Cod

    Sunday afternoon, we played an action with nine players. It's late in the American Revolution, and a British convoy from Halifax of ten unarmed merchant ships is being escorted by a 5th rate and two...
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    Here are the corrected tables: 48108 48109...

    Here are the corrected tables:

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    Gents, I just realized that there are a number of...

    Gents, I just realized that there are a number of proofreading errors on my tables, so I will correct and repost them soon.
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    Wind Table Variations

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    THESE TABLES HAVE ERRORS. THE CORRECTED ONES ARE AT POST #9.

    Here are some wind tables I developed. I use a plus and minus chit from the original game wind chits as...
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    I like the red bulwarks especially!

    I like the red bulwarks especially!
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    I get the feeling that there's supposed to be a...

    I get the feeling that there's supposed to be a picture here, Rob, but if there is I can't see it (also on frame #11).
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    I have been pondering the use of the fiberglass...

    I have been pondering the use of the fiberglass screen to make gulls as seen here somewhere.

    Thanks for the rep points, Rob!
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    Following the "Bligh Principles", another island...

    Following the "Bligh Principles", another island makes progress to joining my landmass collection.

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  9. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    Very good questions, Andrew. The answers are...

    Very good questions, Andrew. The answers are based on vector math. The ship is getting its power from the wind. In picture 6 in the green arc, if it turns away from the wind it subtracts its speed...
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    Strangely enough, Rob, I have just begun working...

    Strangely enough, Rob, I have just begun working on another brig as well!

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    48044 My 32 gun American fantasy frigate...

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    My 32 gun American fantasy frigate fitting out, possibly to be named Saratoga. The hull is done. I have the painting of the yards, masts and sails yet to go. She's a converted Cleopatra....
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    Maybe America's Last Sailing Warship?

    Here's an interesting link I stumbled across researching something else:

    https://hackaday.com/2018/10/17/hacking-when-it-counts-setting-sail-in-a-submarine/
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    Last evening, the privateer brig Lacey Anne met...

    Last evening, the privateer brig Lacey Anne met the sloop of war HMS Swan off of Love Point on the Chesapeake Bay (you can tell by the brown water).

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    Both ships are AI, and once again, ...
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    Thanks for your feedback, Andrew! If you liked...

    Thanks for your feedback, Andrew! If you liked the last one, I think you'll like this one even better. I decided that using two dice gave too many choices, so I simplified the tables to use one...
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    Your observations are what led to my side...

    Your observations are what led to my side specific rules, but you are right, Andrew, that a game with lots of ships does turn into a heck of a brawl. Our last engagement with 8 ships of the line...
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    I wasn't much into solo play either until I read...

    I wasn't much into solo play either until I read Richard's (Herkybird) post where he and a friend played a co-operative game against 2 AI ships. I downloaded his system and it started me thinking...
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    Here's the most current set of rules: 48019 ...

    Here's the most current set of rules:

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    If anyone gives them a try, let me know how it plays for you. And, of course if you have any questions, you can post it here or PM me.
  18. Thread: Sideslip Cards

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    48009 48010 48011 Here are my modified...

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    Here are my modified sideslip cards for A, B, C, D, E, and G decks. If anyone gives them a try, let me know what you think. For me they're easy to use because I use card...
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    I think so? The AI ship should always choose...

    I think so? The AI ship should always choose something close to the most advantageous orientation relative to the opponent's anticipated move.

    That maneuver where the American frigate almost...
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    A Test of my Revamped Solo Mechanism

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    A while back I started work on a solo system where the ship was aware of which tack it was on. I liked what I had, but thought it could be simplified and the ship given better tactics.
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    47885 47886 My Whaler converted from an...

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    My Whaler converted from an Ares sloop.
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    I went with Jonas' suggestion and was very...

    I went with Jonas' suggestion and was very satisfied.

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    All that remains is clear coat on the lighthouse and some wave crests in the water.

    There is shading to the rock...
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    I'm not sure I'm following this conversation...

    I'm not sure I'm following this conversation correctly. Does this mean that I should refrain from posting my modified sideslip cards since I used the originals as templates?
  25. The thing is, comparing sailing ships from...

    The thing is, comparing sailing ships from 1815-1860 to our ships is like comparing Jackie Fisher's battlecruisers to pre-dreadnoughts.

    Post-Napoleonic ships had rounded sterns to better withstand...
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