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kgpanzer
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Napoleonic 1/1200 Reply with quote

Hello,

Im doing some research on napoleonic 1/1200 ships and I reviewed the forums here but I am unable to find any information. What is the real difference between the full and battle sails?can they be used together? I noticed some ships in the catalog have no nationality stated. I am thinking perhaps generic ships for any nationality?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd have to do your research primarily on sailing ships themselves - in general.

Basically "battle sail" means that the courses (the lower sails on the masts) are furled up to their spars to keep them clear of the blast of the guns and reducing the chance of fire.

It does reduce the power available when maneuvering the ships but, wooden ships and fire don't mix well...

Full sail simply means that the courses are deployed for more speed.

Yes, you can certainly mix them as one fleet might have all sails out to gain on the other, or run from the other.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the clarification
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The models without 'nationality' indicators are the small ships of the era and the '18 gun brig' for example could be found in the ports of several countries as a 'sloop o war or a merchant vessel.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starcruiser and RedLeif have explained it perfectly. In addition, ships were often captured and used by other nations.

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