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by sgtfox
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Wargaming
Topic: Posting images
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Posting images

Probably the best thing to do is to go to www.diceofwar.com.au/shop and pull up the Napoleonic section. The dice were made for land warfare, but the British, French, Russian, Spanish, Austrian, and Ottoman dice are great for Age of Sail games which use six-sided dice.
by sgtfox
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Wargaming
Topic: Posting images
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Posting images

Yes, you must be signed up with Yahoo and "Age of Sail" to get into the site. I assumed that anyone interested in the Age of Sail would be a member. It's been dormant for a long time, but it's good for posting stuff.
by sgtfox
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Wargaming
Topic: Posting images
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Posting images

Well, it seems it's impossible to post an image here, so if anyone is interested, go to the Yahoo "Age of Sail" site and click files. Under "Napoleonic dice," you can click on and see pictures of dice from "Dice of War." I use them for the gunnery chart of "Don't Give Up the Ship," since I discovere...
by sgtfox
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Wargaming
Topic: Posting images
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Posting images

I'd like to post an image of some new Napoleonic dice which would be useful for Age of Sail wargaming. How does one post images to this site?
by sgtfox
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese cannon weight in the Age of Sail
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Portuguese cannon weight in the Age of Sail

Although it seems strange, I've found a few examples of the Royal Navy having over-gunned vessels. Thus, I'm going to assume that the armament of Gaivota do Mar was correct. Another Portuguese vessel, the Andorinha, was also first armed in a similar fashion, and she was close to the size of the brig...
by sgtfox
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese cannon weight in the Age of Sail
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Portuguese cannon weight in the Age of Sail

I've recently seen the armament for the Portuguese brig of war Gaivota do Mar. The tonnage, in English BM, is about 387 tons. That said, the guns given for 1791 are the following: 20-12#, 4-6#. Now, I've always used a formula of comparing the total weight of guns in CWT to the tonnage. The vast amou...
by sgtfox
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese lorchas
Replies: 19
Views: 5739

Re: Portuguese lorchas

Thank you very much. I will anticipate vol. 4 coming out.
by sgtfox
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese measurements
Replies: 0
Views: 1502

Portuguese measurements

French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1862 by Rif Winfield and Stephen Roberts lists several Portuguese warships captured by the French in 1807. They contain the French measurements of said vessels. When you multiply the French feet by 1.066, they pretty much match the Portuguese feet measures in...
by sgtfox
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese lorchas
Replies: 19
Views: 5739

Re: Portuguese lorchas

Thanks for the vindication, Cy. Also, I have the Radogna book and the three downloads already, but thank you for the info anyway. Right, if you know the measurements of a foreign vessel, you can convert them into Imperial, then look up British vessels in the same class. You can then adjust the Imper...
by sgtfox
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese lorchas
Replies: 19
Views: 5739

Re: Portuguese lorchas

I'm looking for the measurements of the ships so that I can convert them to British tonnage (BM.) I'm also looking for correct armament of the ships. Besides that, I need to know the amount of casualties for ship to ship encounters of the navy of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies so I can rate them fo...