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  • #134627
    carojon
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    Work continues on the British collection of 1:700th ships with the addition of three new named British frigates.

    HMS Euryalus, Indefatigable, and Naiad are illustrious names in the annals of Royal Navy history and I take a bit of a look at that history alongside the way these models look once fully fitted out.

    If you would like to know more then just follow the link to JJ’s

    https://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2020/04/all-at-sea-on-stocks-in-jjs-dockyard.html

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #134683
    Volunteer
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    Beautiful ships and I love the bases! Seeing your work made me break down and order two fleet packs!

    "Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing"
    Wernher von Braun

    #134684
    carojon
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    Thank you, and brilliant, I am sure will enjoy the transition to the larger scale, and I look forward to seeing them.

    Enjoy

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #134688

    Yes. JJ has a lot to answer for.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

    #134712
    carojon
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    Get on Jeff, I can see you are having a whale of a time

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #134728
    Darkest Star Games
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    I really do love the info you pack into your posts. Thank you!

    Question:  I have read a lot of novels where the British cutout French or Spanish ships (Hornblower, O’Brien, W.J.Williams, etc) but did the French or Spanish cutout ships from ports in England?  (I could see them doing so in the Med or Carrib, but the home island…?)

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

    #134815
    Volunteer
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    See JJ you made me do it! My first Black Sea fleet pack arrived today!

    I just have to finish the little Langton Great Lakes sloop I started first!

     

    "Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing"
    Wernher von Braun

    #134824
    carojon
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    Excellent, at this rate I will have to start buying shares in Warlord Games!

    JJ

    Darkest Star – Thank you, much appreciated.

    I’m not aware of many cutting out attacks by the French and Spanish if any. The tactic is typical of an aggressive stance with a refusal by one side to engage the other in open water and seek the defence of the shore line and any defences nearby often meant that the Franco-Spanish were using that tactic to offset their inherent disadvantages in crew quality and ship handling.

    I am currently reading ‘Far Distant Ships’ which looks at the activities of the British Channel Squadron, and in that study of operations it is clear that the frustrations of blockade work in all weathers and a desire to deal with a growing threat, induced the British commanders to harass the enemy with cutting out operations and the occasional use of fire ships and bomb vessels to attack larger enemy bases and gatherings of ships.

    I should be finished at the end of the month to do a review of the book if you are interested.

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #134840
    Darkest Star Games
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    Thank you, I would be very interested in this.  I had thought that perhaps it seemed the RM did all of the cutting out because so many of the anecdotes I had read were of British origin.  Frustrated blockaders et.al. makes a lot of sense.

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

    #134891

    No, I can’t think of any cutting out activities by the French or Spanish, either. I thought maybe the Spanish had attempted some during the siege of Gilbrator during the American Revolution but I couldn’t find any references now. Maybe I’m just imagining it. Maybe Barbary raids on Irish villages would suffice? True story.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

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