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    Brass will do for me also.
    I would think ratlines for the 1st rates and sloops would be a bigger seller since 3rd & 4th rates have been out.

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    1st rates and flat tops, definitely! Stick with the same thickness as before. If you're going to go to the effort, keep the detail.

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    I will not be using your lovely rat-lines Kieth. So sorry for putting my oar in. If you make them with flat tops, they should be the same size as the tops. Good luck with them. They are so good to look at. Better than Langton's.
    Be safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    I'll get them moved back towards the top of the list mates.
    This is great news!

    I just have to start saving so I can order the for the rest of my ships. Ok... Perhaps not the sloops... That may be too fiddly for me.

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    For myself who has only been collecting for 18 months or so, all types are in need I have almost 40 ships to do.
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    Well Keith as I've just done the Argonauta but will need replacement ratlines so they are the correct size, I will need 30+ sets for my ships. Could we pre-order?

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    We could do a Kickstarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    I'll get them moved back towards the top of the list mates.
    I'll feel better when you start taking pre-orders.

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    USS Constitution ratlines....

    I need your guy's help on this one. Looking at the mini I have, the bulwarks are very narrow and the cannons stick out into that space quite far. I'm not sure if ratlines can bee attached to that area with the cannons sticking out like that. The bulwarks also seem to be further down on the sides on this ship adding to the difficulties.

    Do you guys have any suggestions on how to work around this?
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    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    USS Constitution ratlines....

    I need your guy's help on this one. Looking at the mini I have, the bulwarks are very narrow and the cannons stick out into that space quite far. I'm not sure if ratlines can bee attached to that area with the cannons sticking out like that. The bulwarks also seem to be further down on the sides on this ship adding to the difficulties.

    Do you guys have any suggestions on how to work around this?
    Will this help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    USS Constitution ratlines....

    I need your guy's help on this one. Looking at the mini I have, the bulwarks are very narrow and the cannons stick out into that space quite far. I'm not sure if ratlines can bee attached to that area with the cannons sticking out like that. The bulwarks also seem to be further down on the sides on this ship adding to the difficulties.

    Do you guys have any suggestions on how to work around this?
    Keith, while I used the Langton ratlines I think what I did might still apply to whatever version you might use for the Constitution? I attached the ratlines to the outer edge of the bulwarks. Here's the only close up I have and I think you can see what I did? Hope this helps? The major drawback with using the Langton ratlines was that they weren't long enough so I had to chop other brass to make futtocks to disguise the shortness.

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    Well, it's all going to be very useful when we start putting our own on anyway.
    Thanks gentlemen.
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    Thanks for the diagram Gunners, that will help people put place them for sure.

    Nightmoss, so attaching them to the outside edge of the bulwarks instead of the top of it seemed to work okay? Basically just like we do the upper shrouds already then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    Thanks for the diagram Gunners, that will help people put place them for sure.

    Nightmoss, so attaching them to the outside edge of the bulwarks instead of the top of it seemed to work okay? Basically just like we do the upper shrouds already then.
    Yup, that's pretty much how I did it. I guess the correct term for what I attach them to (on the outside edge) is "Channel"?

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    Hello all,

    Just purchased this wonderful game, have already painted my starter set. Havi ng discovered this forum and this thread I also wish to do ratlines and stays.

    What ratline packs do I need to order to be able to add the m to the starter box ships, a HMS Victory and an Impèrial 1st rate?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUNK FU View Post
    Hello all,

    Just purchased this wonderful game, have already painted my starter set. Havi ng discovered this forum and this thread I also wish to do ratlines and stays.

    What ratline packs do I need to order to be able to add the m to the starter box ships, a HMS Victory and an Impèrial 1st rate?

    Cheers
    Hello and welcome Andrew, the Anchorage Store sells a pack for all the ships in the starter set, but I see they are out of stock. Someone hereabouts can probably give you an idea when that will change. I believe these lads are working on ratlines for 1st rates but they haven't been produced yet. Hopefully they will be forthcoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUNK FU View Post
    Hello all,

    Just purchased this wonderful game, have already painted my starter set. Havi ng discovered this forum and this thread I also wish to do ratlines and stays.

    What ratline packs do I need to order to be able to add the m to the starter box ships, a HMS Victory and an Impèrial 1st rate?

    Cheers
    Keith is in charge of the Anchorage Store and while we're all interested in seeing a restock of the older ratlines, along with new ratlines for the First Rates and USS Constitution, a lot will depend on demand/supply. It's really up to Keith and what he wants to invest in stock that may or may not sell?

    That being said you can use the ratlines from Langton's for many of the Sails of Glory ships. The photo of the USS Constitution above used the 3D brass ratlines from Rod Langton. Other sizes can be used for the existing ships without too much hassle. If you search some of the photos here you'll see various examples of this as well as those who have used the Anchorage Accessories ratlines. Cheers!
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    So the PE1s, PE2s and PE4s should fit from here?

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    You may have to wait if you order just rat-lines from Langton's. He is finding it hard to for fill his orders of rat-lines. Rat-lines ordered with his ships take priority.
    Be safe
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    Ratlines for the first 4 ships, Wave 2 ships, the Connie and Vic are all coming. The company that makes them is about two weeks out from looking at my new designs (for the new ships). So, I'll have the old ones restocked and the new ones ready for order in about 1.5 months.
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    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    Ratlines for the first 4 ships, Wave 2 ships, the Connie and Vic are all coming. The company that makes them is about two weeks out from looking at my new designs (for the new ships). So, I'll have the old ones restocked and the new ones ready for order in about 1.5 months.
    Great news, Keith! Thanks for the update!!
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    YEY!

    On the other hand...

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    Great news !

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    Greetings Vincent. Welcome aboard the Anchorage!!
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    Welcome from Arizona Vince. The Colonies need more French players.

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    Great news Keith.
    Thanks.
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    Good to have another shipmate docked here in the Anchorage Vincent.
    See you in the Wardroom for a spot of virtual wine over a good chat.
    Bligh.

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    Keith, when will the Anchorage start taking pre-orders?

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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Vincent.

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    Posting here as I'd like to be notified when these come available again.

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    I'm sure that we will all be made well aware of the reissue within minutes if I know anything about the lookouts on our ships Steve.
    Bligh.

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    Yes Ill be getting some of these once available, the Langtons work but nice to get the tailor made ones, especially fo the 1st Rates

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    I agree Cris.
    There is nothing like the proper job.
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    Can't wait.

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    Call me lazy, my apologies; but is there a list of which ships are in which series for ordering the ratlines?

    I've looked and am confused. Could anyone be so kind as to list them, ie what is in 100,101,102,103 & 104 so I know which ratlines to order for which ships, please.

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    Neil, look at the SGN# on the box the ship came in, i.e. SGN104C the HMS Zealous, HMS Superb = Keith's ratline # 104.

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    I'm glad you asked that question Neil.
    Now I know what to look for as well.
    I think that Keith is going to do a roaring trade once these become available again.
    Rob.

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    Don't have boxes!

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    I know that will be a problem once we start to Ratline, but I will worry about that once it happens.
    My problem is that I insist on ship, cards and base being in the same slot assembled for instant use.
    Rob.

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    Ok, here is a starter for you

    101A HMS Concorde/HMS Unite, 101B Hermione/L'Inconstant 101C Sirena/Ilfigena


    102A HMS Spartiate/ HMS Impeteux, 102B Commerce de Bordeaux/Duguay-Trouin 102C Argonauta/Heroe

    103A Embuscade/LeSuccess 103B HMS Cleopatra/ HMS Iphigena 103C HMS Orpheous/HMS Amphion

    104A Le Berwick/Le Swiftsure, 104B HMS Bellona/HMS Goliath, 104C HMS Zealous/HMS Superb

    These are Wave 1 and the reprint

    The designations are in the rulebook page 60.
    Dont think the starters had one and the Kickstarters has SGNKS XX or something like that
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    Doh, just remembered, they are also printed on the ship base cards

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    Speaking of ratlines, has anyone come up with the best way to paint them without clogging up the tiny openings at the very top? Even when I dry brush, the dullcoat (spray) still fills in the very top openings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
    Speaking of ratlines, has anyone come up with the best way to paint them without clogging up the tiny openings at the very top? Even when I dry brush, the dullcoat (spray) still fills in the very top openings.
    Ed,
    I just paint them. Start at the top and work down. If you get paint in the gaps just keep drawing the brush down the rat-lines. The paint will clear the gaps as you work down them. They can look a bit like a cross-word as you work. the clogs will work down the rat-lines. Once clear do not re-do just work down-wards
    Be safe
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    When I saw you online, I knew it was the right time to ask the question. I'll give it a try this weekend.Thanks Rory

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    Has anyone tried gunblack to color them? You know, the acid that stains muzzles? My dad uses it on brass in model railroading.

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    Another project for this weekend (or next). I know I have some somewhere. I use to blacken case bottoms when I drilled out primer holes in .38 cases for shooting wax bullets so the primers wouldn't blow back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Has anyone tried gunblack to color them? You know, the acid that stains muzzles? My dad uses it on brass in model railroading.
    This should be good, as I remember there are a number of brass staining chemicals that are thin and not likely to clog or thicken the lines, I also wonder about candle soot? May not stick well . . .

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    Thin black paint. Any clogs a gentle blow through clears before the paint drys.

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    I have some gun blacking knocking about somewhere.
    I'll give it a try and report back.
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    Any update on the First Rate Ratlines at all ?
    I can use Langtons for all except the large ships, currently looking at 11 sets including Victory and Constitution
    So waiting eagerly for these

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