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  • #98346
    McKinstry
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    I put on a Battle of the Nile alternate game at my FLGS (Gamers Haven in Colorado Springs, CO) wherein the French did not sit anchored like so many passive ducks using the Forged in Battle 1/3000 ship set for that battle. I’m attaching a link to a few photos from the game that was fought using a set of rules called “Follow the Admirals Wake” by Brian DeWitt. The game was fought to conclusion in 3.5 hours.

    https://photos.google.com/search/_p0x418eeb92f5e86b13_Colorado%20Springs

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #98347
    kyoteblue
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    The link doesn’t work.

    #98349
    McKinstry
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    No clue. It works for me but I’ve no idea how Google Photo albums are supposed to work and couldn’t figure out how to post a picture directly.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #98353
    MattH
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    On Google Photos main page click Albums.

    Click “+” to create a new album.

    Add the photos you want to the album.

    Click the left arrow, top right to go back to Albums.

    Hover over the top right of your album and click the three vertical dots.

    Select ‘share album’ and then ‘get link’.

    Copy the link and paste it in here.

     

    Or alternatively, and more simply, you could upload the images direct from you hard drive to TWW by using the Insert Image icon.

    Hope that helps, I’m interested in seeing the pics.

    #98361
    McKinstry
    Participant

    French shipsFrench sideBritish sideBritish shipsFleets meet 1Fleets meet 2

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by McKinstry.

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    #98364
    McKinstry
    Participant

    The mat is Cigar Box with 2″ hexes. The bases are Litko .75″ wide by 1.25″ long. The ships are Forged in Battle and about .75-.85 inches long.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #98365
    McKinstry
    Participant

    Trying one without constraining the size.Zealous and Goliath

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #98366
    Jim Jackaman
    Participant

    That looks like a splendid game! I like your little puffs of broadside gun smoke. Nice models too. You wouldn’t know they were 1/3000 scale.

    #98373
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Great photos, how did the battle go??

    #98375
    McKinstry
    Participant

    The puffs are to keep track of reloading. Once a ship fires it gets two puffs and in this rule set which is card driven, it takes a card to reload thus it takes two to fully reload. Crew quality helps with reloading speed.

    I use different color puffs for each side as when the ships close, it can get confusing if they are all the same color but a side benefit is the smoke effect.

    This was the second battle using the Nile OOB’s. In the first, the scenario was the British intercepting Napoleon enroute to Egypt and the French won taking/sinking/causing to strike 5 British to losing 4. The presence of French troops on the ships helped in boarding combat.

    In the battle on Saturday, the scenario was the French meeting the British under sail rather than sitting still but the British prevailed sinking/taking/causing to strike 6 French while losing only 2.

    Next week we will be running the actual battle with the French anchored.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #98377
    cmnash
    Participant

    That looks really good! How did you create the sea effect on the bases?

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    #98405
    McKinstry
    Participant

    I paint the Litko bases a navy blue then spread/paint a thin coat of Golden semi-opaque fiber paste. Once that is dry I go back with a fairly thick navy blue wash followed by dry brushes of jade green, hawk turquoise and a light drybrush of sky blue.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

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