Tag Archives: Age of Sail

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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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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Schooner progress, part II

I found some time to create some additional components for the improvised schooner – and once again I thought that woodworking lathe & mill would be most useful. Unfortunately not possessing either, I have to resort to trusty Proxxon tool, drill … 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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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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Reading for the Weekend – A Brief History of Fighting Ships

I came by a book called A Brief History of Fighting Ships – Ships of the Line and Napoleonic sea battles 1793 – 1815 by David Davies (ISBN# 9781841194691) and thought that I might as well read it – albeit … Continue reading

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