Tag Archives: Seven Years War

Acquisition – Terrain, part III

Now, it is time to tackle the issue of trees and forests. Finally. Just like a proper cylon, I think I have a plan now. Basic ingredients are: Sea Foam, clump foliage + various other scatters for canopies, and Sea Foam for … 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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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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Third batch for Sharp Practice II

Colonial assembly has decided to support the British war efforts and have dispatched cannon fodd… err. provincials to tackle the French increasing military presence in the borderlands alongside the British regulars. It is matter of time before the Ohio valley … Continue reading

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