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Post by Marshal Bombast Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:32 am

Emboldened by the recent successful voyage of the Russian Navy I've been exploring naval matters more. You might like to follow this link which gives basic introductions to a wide range of topics like voyage life, time and space. https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore
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Post by J Flower Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:26 am

no, no no, you really should stop putting the focus on the Russian Navy. It is all going to end in tears.

Still a nice link for all those non-Russian naval players

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Post by Marshal Bombast Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:01 pm

J Flower wrote:no, no no, you really should stop putting the focus on the Russian Navy. It is all going to end in tears.

Still a nice link for all those non-Russian naval players


There's an article about voyaging around the north coast. Sounds like a jolly jaunt and keeping near Russian lands the whole way. Where's the harm in that?
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Post by J Flower Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:22 am

Marshal Bombast wrote:
J Flower wrote:no, no no, you really should stop putting the focus on the Russian Navy. It is all going to end in tears.

Still a nice link for all those non-Russian naval players


There's an article about voyaging around the north coast. Sounds like a jolly jaunt and keeping near Russian lands the whole way.  Where's the harm in that?

Well, I suppose if they go steady & only row during the day & go ashore at night, they should be reasonably safe, just don't let anyone near that big flappy canvas thing nailed to the Big Pole in the middle of the Ship.

Don't forget to open the window thingies in the sides of the ship to let the air through.

Like you point out what could possibly go wrong!

Well everything actually
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Post by Stuart Bailey Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:58 am

J Flower wrote:
Marshal Bombast wrote:
J Flower wrote:no, no no, you really should stop putting the focus on the Russian Navy. It is all going to end in tears.

Still a nice link for all those non-Russian naval players


There's an article about voyaging around the north coast. Sounds like a jolly jaunt and keeping near Russian lands the whole way.  Where's the harm in that?

Well, I suppose if they go steady & only row during the day & go ashore at night, they should be reasonably safe, just don't let anyone near that big flappy canvas thing nailed to the Big Pole in the middle of the Ship.

Don't forget to open the window thingies in the sides of the ship to let the air through.

Like you point out what could possibly go wrong!

Well everything actually

Ref the window thingies in the sides of the ship while proper air circulation below decks is important to stop all your crews catching the plague.

Would point out what happened to the Mary Rose and the Vasa. Probably best not to cut holes in Russian ships to allow water to flood in.

The good news for the Russians is that by the 1860's and scabble the Russians have:

a) Done away with big poles and flappy things which can get "taken aback" and other nasty Naval expressions of that ilk.

b) Stopped building ships out of timber - fire hazard and it rots

c) Stopped cutting holes in their ships

d) Developed ability to avoid storms, ice, hostile naval gun fire and other hazards of the Sea by sailing under it. Pity they have not yet developed the ability to bring said ships to the surface but I am sure that given another hundred years or so the Navy founded by Czar Peter may have got the hang of that as well.

Onwards and upwards with the Russian Navy in Agema! Or is that onwards and downwards?
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Post by J Flower Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:10 am

Thanks for the clarification on the "Windows " in the side of the ship, The Russian admiralty will change its standing orders next turn, so far they have only been used for fishing purposes.

The Russian Academy of Naval Research & Development, in Riga, is currently researching "Tomato Sauce" as this is thought to be a good way to help crews to combat the Rats aboard ships, it will as a side effect mean that less grain is required to move naval assets. The next stage will be the research breakthrough " Ketchup" which has a higher sugar content & stronger taste, making Rat consumption even easier.


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