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sgtfox
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Posting images

Post by sgtfox » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm

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?

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Re: Posting images

Post by sgtfox » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:07 pm

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 discovered that doubling the tonnage of target ships gives the most accurate portrayal of combat casualties out there. I took years to come up with an accurate chart, but all the math needed was a turnoff even to me! When I discovered the Napoleonic dice, I thought I'd revisit my favorite rules, and a little experimenting meant that I could throw out my system and get the same results in way less time.

While I was finishing up my three years in the army, Dave Areneson was doing the sort of serious research you need to replicate naval action. I think the problem came when he decided the rules should be twice as bloody, so he lowered the defense factor of ships to increase the kind of casualties wargamers like.

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Re: Posting images

Post by Navclio » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:25 am

Sergeant Fox provided no URL, but I found a page labeled "Age of Sail" under Yahoo Groups https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Age ... earch=true). However, it is a "restricted" group and the "Files" and "Photos" buttons are greyed out and were non-responsive when I clicked on them.

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Re: Posting images

Post by sgtfox » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:41 pm

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.

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Re: Posting images

Post by sgtfox » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:38 pm

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.

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