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by Demi-Saker
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Thanks for the heads up Navclio, I have already read that one - very interesting stuff! I have settled on a process of making all Dutch and English guns of the ADW period drakes unless they were chasers, with the exception being the British Demi-Cannon, which seemed to be a drake even in chaser posi...
by Demi-Saker
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Nice, thanks Cy - I suspected this might be the case. I found a few detailed archaeological write-ups, detailing cannon sizes from Dutch wrecks of the era, so I thought I might try to gauge their overall weight to their caliber/weight of shot against the information I have on Dutch cannons - see if ...
by Demi-Saker
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Ok I have the Spanish Armada & Lepanto pretty well covered and the stats completed, so I'm moving on the Anglo-Dutch Wars. I've been able to find good data about the difference between drake guns and their heavier counterparts, but one thing I'm struggling with is the ratio of regular guns to drakes...
by Demi-Saker
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

I've managed to find a very good source on 3 of the Spanish ships from the Armada, thanks to one of my players; https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/83960101.pdf Quite a good little thesis, from page 114 it deals with the history and archaeological wrecks of 3 ships, listing exactly the weapons on board!
by Demi-Saker
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Great, thanks guys - I see a few lists of weapons on tolobador.es, so thanks heaps for that! @Cy From what I've read so far, the English tended to have the heaviest chaser gun in the stern, and the bow chasers were usually longer range, but lighter. That's why I guessed canon of 7 in the stern. @Nav...
by Demi-Saker
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Very interesting! thanks Cy. I was definitely aware of the Cannon-Perier being a very heavy weapon, although close range. Thanks for the info on the Canon of 7 and the link to the more accurate EB armaments. I'm guessing those 2 cannon of 7 would be stern chasers. Looks like I'll need to add the Can...
by Demi-Saker
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Thanks for the reply Navclio, I definitely agree that the exact facing and weapons aren't all that important in the scope of this game. I'm just going to simplify things a little. It seems the armaments were quite fluid depending on the captain and/or mission so I don't mind lowering the number of a...
by Demi-Saker
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Greetings all, I'm designing a wargame covering naval combat from 1550 - 1815 (I've published around 20 wargames), and I have been researching Galleons of around the Spanish Armada period. I've found a few sources that give odd numbers of guns (like 9 or 7). I can imagine even numbers of guns easily...