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  1. Thread: Nothing like it

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    Pre Covid we have done many inside cabin trips...

    Pre Covid we have done many inside cabin trips and benefitted by going on 3 or 4 trips per year rather than 2. In fact the largest cabin we ever had was an inside one but we will not get one again....
  2. Thread: Nothing like it

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    Hi Guys, The Ovation of the Seas is 168000 tons....

    Hi Guys, The Ovation of the Seas is 168000 tons. There are over 4000 passengers onboard. We are on the second cruise of a back to back booking. The demographics are different with a much younger set...
  3. Thread: Nothing like it

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    Nothing like it

    On our way to Sydney after a day in Hobart yesterday. Seas are about 3 metres and the spray is flying past our balcony on level 7 of the beautiful Ovation of the Seas. The day is overcast and cool...
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    Thanks for posting that! I will get it on my...

    Thanks for posting that! I will get it on my kindle too for my upcoming "epic" voyage on the Ovation of the Seas next week. :beer:

    Well it cost me 12 GBP for my kindle version rather than the 4...
  5. Not for me. I like my baubles to be pre-painted....

    Not for me. I like my baubles to be pre-painted. Always pleased to see a new game though. I wonder if we will ever see coloured 3D ship prints like they are doing with Wings of Glory planes. :happy:
  6. Thread: A Free Find

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    Great idea. Well done with that. :drinks:

    Great idea. Well done with that. :drinks:
  7. Thread: Communication

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    In the Royal Navy they communicated using flag...

    In the Royal Navy they communicated using flag hoists. They had a fairly good system but in the heat of battle with smoke everywhere it took a keen eyed officer to read any signals. :beer:
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    Very posh and much better than my cabinet drawer....

    Very posh and much better than my cabinet drawer. :drinks:
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    Hello Sarah. There a lot of friendly and...

    Hello Sarah. There a lot of friendly and knowledgeable folk here who will help you. Check out the files section for stuff you might like and also boardgamegeek.com has some interesting things too.
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    Interesting game. Two famous ships at it again. I...

    Interesting game. Two famous ships at it again. I think HMS Shannon was one of the first Airfix ships I ever built when I was a kid. :beer:
  11. Thread: Anniversary

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    Bravo Zulu and a happy 50th to you. :beer:

    Bravo Zulu and a happy 50th to you. :beer:
  12. Another great battle and victory! Thank you for...

    Another great battle and victory! Thank you for posting. :beer:
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    Hello Logan. I have been lucky enough to go Hong...

    Hello Logan. I have been lucky enough to go Hong Kong a couple of times. Great food and love the Stanley markets. :beer:
  14. Oak and Iron uses cardboard wake markers that are...

    Oak and Iron uses cardboard wake markers that are placed at the stern of the ship to indicate the end of a move. Maybe Litko do some.
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    I have been thinking about this. My little gaming...

    I have been thinking about this. My little gaming group of usually four people do not play Sails much at all mainly because it takes too long to get through a game. We meet at 7.30pm and like to be...
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    Perhaps we need an app released on Steam, IOS and...

    Perhaps we need an app released on Steam, IOS and Android to stimulate interest. There was one released for Wings of Glory a couple of weeks ago that seems to have bumped up numbers. Playing solo you...
  17. Thread: Bligh

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    Praying for a quick and complete recovery....

    Praying for a quick and complete recovery. :hatsoff:
  18. Nice to see the French winning a game. :drinks:

    Nice to see the French winning a game. :drinks:
  19. A good game. Every grain ship sunk or captured is...

    A good game. Every grain ship sunk or captured is less food in the belly's of the French. :beer:
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    Hello Jed and welcome from down under. :happy:

    Hello Jed and welcome from down under. :happy:
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    Well done that man! Good reads there by the look...

    Well done that man! Good reads there by the look of things. :beer:
  22. Fascinating bit of History there. :beer:

    Fascinating bit of History there. :beer:
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    Thanks Jon I will be interested to see how your...

    Thanks Jon I will be interested to see how your mat stacks up in summer. I do not play Axis and Allies but Wings of Glory. A few years ago someone on their forum designed some HEX movement cards to...
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    I am not sure about these mats. I think maybe the...

    I am not sure about these mats. I think maybe the new grippy sticky ones might not fare well in hot climates? Also I think the lines on the official Ares mats make it easier to line up you ships when...
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    Thank you posting this excellent AAR. Great...

    Thank you posting this excellent AAR. Great pictures and annotations. :beer:
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