Tag Archives: 1:1200 Scale

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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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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Signal Close Action – A Golden Chance

After Action report of Hughes attempting to relieve Coote in Pondicherry. d’Orves interferes, and battle between ships of the line is fought in the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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Best of Wishes for 2016

It is the time of the year to wish everyone all the best for 2016! 2015 could not be exactly described as optimum, but at least some new initiatives were founded, and some progress was made on the existing ones. … Continue reading

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Captured from Spain

This one could represent originally 80 gun Spanish ship Fenix later captured and named HMS Gibraltar (albeit temporary name tag reads differently at the moment). Ship is a bit generic in terms of color and layout – I am not … Continue reading

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Signal Close Action Kriegspiel – Conclusion

As mentioned in couple of other posts, I have played with an idea to establish game of Signal Close Action in a way that neither player has benefit of god perspective over the battlefield. We then went on to test … Continue reading

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Signal Close Action Kriegspiel started

Earlier, a method was devised to play Signal Close Action umpired. Essentially plan is to follow same logic as Prussian Kriegspiel, but instead of live event it is to be played as PBEM & digital camera. The game has now been commenced with … Continue reading

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Little fleet encounter AAR

There was a game of the ‘Little fleet encounter’ other day, and as it seems the disparity of forces gave quite interesting challenge (at least for the British). Since the starting positions call French not to have wind cage, and starting … Continue reading

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Signal Close Action – Little fleet encounter

Scenario is purely hypothetical and could have occurred somewhere in the northern station during American revolutionary wars. We assume that British fleet consists of a few ships of the line and powerful frigate squadron, however neither alone strong enough to beat French. … Continue reading

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