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    Default Ahoy - a new swabbie taking the plunge

    ..or walking the plank.

    Originally from the Canadian prairies, which has produced many fine sailors for the Canadian navy.

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    Good morning Paul.
    I see you have preempted my welcome message, so just ignore the bit about making yourself known to your shipmates.
    Please allow me to now give you a formal welcome to the Anchorage on behalf of all your shipmates here, who I'm sure will be along to welcome you themselves when they can drag themselves out of their hammocks, or come off watch.
    Until that time sail safe, and I will see you in the Wardroom for a little welcoming winter warmer.
    Bligh.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Paul.

    Admiral, sir, I just returned from a short stay at my residence. As soon as my ship is refitted I will be ready for duty.

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    That is indeed good to hear Captain.
    I trust that you had a good leave, and that your first officer has seen to the restocking of your vessel.
    Bligh.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Always, sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Good morning Paul.
    I see you have preempted my welcome message, so just ignore the bit about making yourself known to your shipmates.
    Please allow me to now give you a formal welcome to the Anchorage on behalf of all your shipmates here, who I'm sure will be along to welcome you themselves when they can drag themselves out of their hammocks, or come off watch.
    Until that time sail safe, and I will see you in the Wardroom for a little welcoming winter warmer.
    Bligh.
    Thanks, Rob / Bligh. I figured it was a pre-formatted message.

    Just damaged the credit card and ordered a starter set, mats and 4 extra ships which should arrive this week. Keen to see how the game plays - in particular its suitability for solo play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    Welcome to the Anchorage, Paul.

    Admiral, sir, I just returned from a short stay at my residence. As soon as my ship is refitted I will be ready for duty.
    Thanks, Jonas.

    Some of my real life connection with things nautical....that's me on the right of the picture getting a commendation from Vice Admiral Ron Buck who was Vice Chief of Defence Staff at the time.

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    Congratulations on your award Paul. As far as I know the most senior member of the Royal navy that I know is a lt commander.
    So you take the trick.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Congratulations on your award Paul. As far as I know the most senior member of the Royal navy that I know is a lt commander.
    So you take the trick.
    Rob.
    Probably for the best. if you got in Ron Buck’s way it wouldn’t go well for you. I was fortunate and was in his good books.

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    Bonjour Paul.

    Welcome on board.

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    Welcome to the forums. May you always enjoy your games and the friendship of your fellow addicts here.

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    Welcome toyou Paul, fromhere in Bristol uk

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    Thanks for the welcome, mates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowDragon View Post
    Thanks, Jonas.

    Some of my real life connection with things nautical....that's me on the right of the picture getting a commendation from Vice Admiral Ron Buck who was Vice Chief of Defence Staff at the time.
    Congratulations! That's impressive.

    My real life nautical connection is more... civilian.

    That's me on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    Congratulations! That's impressive.

    My real life nautical connection is more... civilian.

    That's me on the left.
    That looks like it was fun.

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    Great action shot Jonas.
    Do you have any more like that one?
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    --Diamondback
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Great action shot Jonas.
    Do you have any more like that one?
    Rob.
    It's from this thred, Rob:
    La Grace

    You just made me go through it again and remember that wonderful time in Italy.

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    How on earth did I not remember that picture from the wonderful set of photos you presented us on that dccassion Jonas. Thanks for drawing me back to them once again.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Paul. If you have any questions about the game, feel free to ask them. You will find the members here are very friendly and helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Welcome to the Anchorage, Paul. If you have any questions about the game, feel free to ask them. You will find the members here are very friendly and helpful.
    Thanks, David.

    Just got my Starter set plus 4 additional ships yesterday but won't be able to try a game until some time next week. No doubt questions will crop up.

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