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  • #199819
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    The next stage of the Camperdown project has been completed with a ‘Let’s Build’ addition to the collection with the modelling of the 12-gun armed lugger HMAL Speculator together with a French Chasse Marie to fill a gap for those single ship privateer encounter scenarios.

    The lugger was a common site in British waters ideally suited for operating close to shore and in the shallows that would have typified the shoal waters of the Dutch coast and was a constant threat to British merchant shipping when in the hands of competent and motivated privateers.

    If you would like to know more about luggers and how these models were constructed then just follow the link to JJ’s.

    https://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2024/06/all-at-sea-battle-of-camperdown-project_22.html

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #199833
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    Don’t know if you’ve heard of Oak & Iron. It has some nice ships that might give you more options. Their ships are 1/600 so I don’t know how they compare in size or price.

    #199925
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    Another great and informative post.  I confess I thought a lugger was strictly a slow cargo carrier (and thus the phrase “lugging around something heavy”) so had no idea they could be used as privateers and such, nor anything about their rigging.  Thanks for that info!

    And of course you’ve done a marvelous job on the models.  Looks like you’ve captured their look quite well.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #199946
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    Hi and thanks for the ‘heads up’ on the Oak and Iron models which I hadn’t seen before and I checked out their website but I don’t think they would be compatible with the Warlord and 3D prints I’m using.

    Cheers

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #199947
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    Hi DSG,

    Thank you glad you enjoyed the post and yes indeed, the lugger was a very important warship in its day and I think they will stand out on the table top among the more familiar square riggers.

    cheers

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

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