Bob D

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  • I do not see any Spanish bashing here. Nobody is bashing Spain because it is Spain, they are simply stating the historical record which was that, over the period of this game, the Spanish navy was a shadow of its former self and performed very poorly. I would add that this also applies to the domestic Army, but NOT to the colonial army which by…[Read more]

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  • @vetrarbreytin Sure Black Seas has islands, batteries and Martello towers. But it does not represent the land forces that did 99.9% of the fighting at Cartagena. You’d need Black Powder or some equivalent for that. But dude, if you fundamentally believe the Spanish are misrepresented in Black Seas rules, simply adjust them to your taste and e…[Read more]

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  • That was a land engagement, a siege that failed primarily due to disease, and was outside the time window of Black Seas, which in any case is a naval game. While important, it was hardly “one of the greatest victories ever made in the Age of Sail history”: sieges in that period failed more often than not, especially in the Carib and the Amer…[Read more]

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  • I’m sorry, but you are joking aren’t you? Yes it was economically a great win, but militarily surely not: I am sure you can easily replicate that victory (if you have enough ship models), given that the only British warships present (one first rate and two frigates) had already sailed away (with 8 of the merchantmen), so the fleet engaged by the…[Read more]

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  • Brilliant job! I bought these same sets of planes with the idea of doing exactly the same thing, but never got around to it. Where did you find decals for the Nationalists? Painting circles is not a strong point…

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