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  1. So here's the bad news, guys... Ares got it...

    So here's the bad news, guys... Ares got it backward. The SGN108 sculpt really only works well for nine ships, none of whose names it bears:
    *1803 rebuild HMS Victory
    *1805 HMS Ocean
    *1808 HMS...
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    This is one good thin about Ares not being so...

    This is one good thin about Ares not being so aggressive about expanding Sails... I think I can fit everything Sails into just one of these:...
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    Good question... many of us are still...

    Good question... many of us are still experimenting.

    In my case...
    *Starters - still in original boxes.
    *Kickstarter Exclusives - the four I opened are in a third Starter box, along with a Mat...
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    Maybe not the acronym, but you've probably...

    Maybe not the acronym, but you've probably experienced the effect of "any idea that doesn't come from inside MY org is unacceptable." I should start a new thread rather than hijacking this one...
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    I bet you have: "Not Invented Here."

    I bet you have: "Not Invented Here."
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    That's kinda the direction I'm envisioning, if I...

    That's kinda the direction I'm envisioning, if I could get Ares to buy the idea; too bad they seem firmly locked in the throes of "N-I-H Syndrome."
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    Possible, but I'm thinking less "encyclopedia...

    Possible, but I'm thinking less "encyclopedia entry" than "string of game scenarios with complete setups and custom ship-cards as needed." :)
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    This suggests an idea... maybe a series of...

    This suggests an idea... maybe a series of campaigns built around tracing the careers of individual ships.
  9. Better make it full sets, I color-code to ID...

    Better make it full sets, I color-code to ID country and existing releases. :)
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    Good point.

    Good point.
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    Dobbs, those sound like a pretty good framework...

    Dobbs, those sound like a pretty good framework to start playtesting on.
  12. Rob, just to give you some Nightmare Fuel, right...

    Rob, just to give you some Nightmare Fuel, right now the ONLY 2-deckers I have in the chart are the Temeraires and at one cell per flag/ship/year combination, that's 144 potential models and a TWENTY...
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    Excellent question, though I'm not sure we ever...

    Excellent question, though I'm not sure we ever finished building a framework to try to answer it. Really, this game isn't built for anything below 14-16 guns... had Andrea brought me in at the...
  14. Seriously, at 10-point fonts, you could print...

    Seriously, at 10-point fonts, you could print this thing out and wallpaper your entire game-room with it...
  15. Digital project, taking another run at a bargraph...

    Digital project, taking another run at a bargraph chart of SGN (and potential reprint) ship lifespans. Right now on 8.5x11 pages with 1/2" margins in landscape, just 1745-1816 with whole year...
  16. Advice: Start with the Basic Rules, play on just...

    Advice: Start with the Basic Rules, play on just those until you get confident, then add one piece (sail settings, wind direction, etc) at a time and repeat the process. Advanced Rules, especially...
  17. Gunsmith's quoting two weeks on having my parts...

    Gunsmith's quoting two weeks on having my parts ready for pickup, a week of that is waiting for the Napa Green finish to ship and arrive--it's a new and low-demand color so they don't make a lot of...
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    Could the different "feel" be the amount of...

    Could the different "feel" be the amount of structure around or underneath you? It's sorta like being on the roof of a 3-story building vs. being about 25' up a tree...
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    None that I know of, I was trying to take it from...

    None that I know of, I was trying to take it from a mechanical/technical view rather than a historical one. Hitting one ship from another with indirect fire using pre-Industrial Revolution tech?...
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    I'd expect airburst to be nasty on sails and...

    I'd expect airburst to be nasty on sails and exposed crew like topmen. Maybe draw a chit for fuse timing and then draw damage based on that. Say 2-3 E (crew) chits for an airburst? (How much of a...
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    LOL I'm more the craftsman and technician side,...

    LOL I'm more the craftsman and technician side, not a dealer... though I *am* trying to con my gunsmith neighbor into signing me on for an apprenticeship. :)
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    Welcome to the party, David! This community, and...

    Welcome to the party, David! This community, and naval history in general, could use more voices sharing knowledge on your country's naval and naval-engineering history. :)

    I can tell you as one...
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    For my 74's, each ship and all its accessories go...

    For my 74's, each ship and all its accessories go into a 0.3-liter Really Useful Box. Regular frigates and small 2-deckers go two-per into an Iris Photo Case, 16 each of those in two XL Photo Keeper...
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    Further narrowing, look for ships in the 50- to...

    Further narrowing, look for ships in the 50- to 64-gun range. Start here, select France as nation and Compagnie des Indes as operator, I used cutoff dates of 1750 to 1769. Not all of these are...
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    Pretty much other than Bonhomme Richard, all the...

    Pretty much other than Bonhomme Richard, all the French ships retained their merchant names. You're looking for ships in about the 900-ton weight class, could maybe pass for as big as 1100 or...
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