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by Adam Hayes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 17th Century Naval Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 17th Century Naval Games

Anyway back on topic (I think I managed to derail myself somehow...) Some thoughts about big models for use in my impractical chosen scale of 1/450... on my Workbench blog (click here... https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-epUcneXy03Q/XnJ21TR_waI/AAAAAAAABYQ/8JhFeynF8zQyhwi5QaNSqW5n3wDUq8ZXwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/...
by Adam Hayes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 17th Century Naval Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 17th Century Naval Games

not sure why you can't comment on the blog. DOB can't either. I will ask the VA Oracle Could be a case with Browser Pop up Blocker. Might be no harm if you check this in your Browser. If I knew what a browser was and where to find it? I would try that but it seems strange that I can post here witho...
by Adam Hayes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Deluge a new Polish and Cossack Project
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: The Deluge a new Polish and Cossack Project

I do sometimes think that "mission creep" is a concept very familiar to wargamers! A logical expansion for you though and a good excuse to use Poles at the height of their powers rather than the sad shadow of the GNW.
by Adam Hayes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Ottoman Project
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Ottoman Project

No gaming or other group activities means I have time to take some pictures of where I am with my Ottoman project: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-irBMXQAJd80/XoiO5gNEXdI/AAAAAAAABaw/f-wpobMMINIWKcLX0_qPgQ7qKgBTn2KewCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Janissary%2BOrta02.jpg Those are Warfare figures, they are making up a d...
by Adam Hayes
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 17th Century Naval Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 17th Century Naval Games

Friedrich August I. wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:39 pm
barr7430 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:12 pm
not sure why you can't comment on the blog. DOB can't either. I will ask the VA Oracle
Could be a case with Browser Pop up Blocker. Might be no harm if you check this in your Browser.
Good call Günter, I now have a voice (bwa ha ha!)
by Adam Hayes
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 17th Century Naval Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 17th Century Naval Games

I saw the first blog post, tried to leave a a comment but it doesn't let me (probably quite a good policy!*) Looked like a really good way to include the influence of characters. It does seem like a period when captains and admirals were important and often in the thick of the action. The frequent h...
by Adam Hayes
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 17th Century Naval Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 17th Century Naval Games

barr7430 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:55 pm
watch out for a wee post tonight or tomorrow on single ship-ish combat:)
I'm already finding I can lose a single ship REALLY quickly!
by Adam Hayes
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: By way of an explanation
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: By way of an explanation

Basically you're just a slacker; is that what you are saying?

:D
by Adam Hayes
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 17th Century Naval Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 17th Century Naval Games

I tried out Galleys and Galleons last week. Seems quite a neat set of rules. Not too complex, minimal book-keeping and with some subtleties to make it a tactical challenge. Eminently tweakable as well, so that I can include the elements that I think embody the period. https://myalbum.com/photo/JiTav...
by Adam Hayes
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: From Solebay to the Texel
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: From Solebay to the Texel

1/450th Scale? Really? These are rather large than, yes? Not if I stick with sloops, fluyts and frigates.... like that's going to happen!! :lol: They are in the 60-100mm long. including bowsprit so quite a neat size and readily distinguishable from each other. I also haven't been able to stop mysel...
by Adam Hayes
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: From Solebay to the Texel
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

From Solebay to the Texel

We definitely live in a time of riches when it comes to the reference material being published about military matters of the later 17th Century. Visiting Cavalier in Tonbridge this weekend the Helion stall was there to show off the recent tomes published in their "Century of the Soldier, 1618-1721" ...
by Adam Hayes
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 17th Century Naval Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: 17th Century Naval Games

Yes thanks. Looking at them they are more for larger scale games but I will give them a go for my 5th Rates and smaller games. I also have Galleys and Galleons by Ganesha Games that look interesting and maybe aimed more at small actions with a few ships rather than fleets.
by Adam Hayes
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: oops!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

Re: oops!!!

A few Swedes go a long way! Think of it this way: those hundreds of Russian units you will need to paint now will be perfect opposition / cannon fodder for the Ottomans!
by Adam Hayes
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 17th Century Naval Games
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

17th Century Naval Games

Inspired by Barry's current naval project I have started to put together some ship models that will allow me to tinker with this period. https://thumbs-eu-west-1.myalbum.io/photo/540/5e2cf2a5-8357-4acf-bc03-564f698361a2.jpg Not sure what rules to try for this sort of period and level of game. Any su...
by Adam Hayes
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Happy Christmas!

Have an Excellent Day everybody!

Hope Santa brings you all the correct toys...

Adam