Category Archives: 7 years war

Thoughts about Age of Sail

I have thought for some time the reason why it is hard to create Age of Sail game that would be fast to play, rather simple and rewarding. After testing out quite few light and heavy rulesets I have found … Continue reading

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Signal Close Action – de Ternay vs. Graves

It came to our attention that Graves were sailing in the vicinity of the Bay but it was necessary to deliver the troops and take the risk of encountering the fleet. Unfortunately we could no slip to the bay without … Continue reading

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Wilderness War – A Victory

There was an opportunity to play Wilderness War again. What appears to be some sort of custom by now, I tend to play British in attempt to learn how to win with them. For French, the interior lines work wonders … Continue reading

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Another French 64 gun SOL

Another French 64 gun ship of the line recently departed from the docks. Still older painting scheme but it took some time to finish it up. Still the old style one where (excess) wash was used and instead of bristles, thin thread for rigging. … Continue reading

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Fifth batch for Sharp Practice II

This should have been the first one chronologically, because before the regular army arrived from Europe, the armed forces in French colonies consisted by most part sporadic marine detachments, local militia and frontiersmen and some indian allies. However, now that … Continue reading

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After a long while – ship out of docks

It has taken a long while since last ship was launched, so the newest one in line is French 64 gun Bizarre – which incidentally has, (probably first and last time) experimental bristles for standing rigging – they seem to be … Continue reading

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Fourth batch for Sharp Practice II

Ah, finally the negotiations are over and promises of plentiful loot have turned some of the woodland indians from Ohio river valley to the French cause. It is always good not to be seen as encroacher, but trade partner instead. … Continue reading

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