Category Archives: Signal Close Action

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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Best of wishes for 2017

2016 was a year that had saw some interesting activities. Most notably there was typical summer miniature gaming spree where Signal Close Action took prominent role, with some Basic Impetus (now also 2nd ed.) and Drums and Shakos Large Battles thrown in between. So the … Continue reading

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Reviews of Obscure but Interesting Games IX – Over the Reich & Achtung Spitfire!

After Air Force and Dauntless was played through and I started to be seriously annoyed by the artificial limitations and nuances in the system, I tripped over to Over the Reich. It was first game of J.D.Webster’s Fighting Wings Series … 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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Second Battle of Cape Finsterre (1747)

Second Battle of Cape Finsterre was a moderately sized naval action in the Western Approaches, taking place during War of Austrian Succession, 25 October 1747 between the naval forces of France and England. In brief, battle took place between French outbound … Continue reading

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Actions at Sea

For quite some time there has been hiatus in ship building and when I went to do a bit of inventory through the unpainted Langton ships, I realized that there is a whole lot of ground to cover to have them … Continue reading

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Signal Close Action – de Ternay vs. Graves

Another excellent game of SCA Fast Play. Scenario originates from excellent reference material for Close Action, a Rebel Seas that focus on American Independence. Graves left England about a week after troop convoy of de Ternay left France and it is … Continue reading

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