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BrianW16 Mar 2017 8:18 p.m. PST

So my Spanish ships are the first fleet to get their family portrait on the blog. They are the first only because I've been expanding the Spaniards lately, and their storage box was out on my game table.

They have set the format in that there is a portrait of all the ships together, and then a side and stern shot of each one. Also, as I bought some ships a few years back, those are designated in the captions under each individual picture.
The address is: link . I had to change a misspelling in the original URL, so the original link in my previous post will not get to it.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

Very nice!

SgtPrylo17 Mar 2017 7:09 a.m. PST

Brian, if I didn't know better, I'd say the picture you use at the top of your page was a screenshot from Naval Action.

Great models, by the way!

BrianW17 Mar 2017 8:43 a.m. PST

I believe it is a screenshot from that game. When I got a new laptop, I went looking for sailing ship illustrations for my theme and found that one (among others). As I'm new to this blogging thing, do you think that presents a problem, copyright wise? I can certainly change it if that's the case.

SgtPrylo17 Mar 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

You know, I'm not sure, but I doubt it's a problem. You aren't using their logo or game name. I only recognized the style because I have the game. I wouldn't think they could copyright a screenshot, could they? There could be millions of iterations of screenshots!

BrianW17 Mar 2017 9:32 a.m. PST

Well, if they can, I'm sure some expert will be along shortly to tell us otherwise….

SgtPrylo17 Mar 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

Like, an actual expert, or a TMP 'expert'. ;)

BrianW17 Mar 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

Ummmmm, yeah sure. Why not? You mean they're not the same? :-)
(TMP 4.0 needs emoticons.)

whitejamest17 Mar 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

A very impressive fleet Brian, may the dice favor them! I like the variety of paint schemes.

I would be very surprised if using the Naval Action graphic caused you any problems at all. It might be one thing if you were using it for commercial purposes, but you're not.

BrianW17 Mar 2017 7:19 p.m. PST

One of the nice things about doing a Spanish fleet is that you can use a variety of paint schemes. In theory, they have a set of regulations as strict as anyone else. In practice though, the financial crisis the Spanish government went through in the 1790s (I think) means that there is a bit more latitude here than in other navies.

I have another 74 on the table, but with no masts or rigging yet. It is based on this painting of Nelson capturing the San Nicolas (which is the one with the single red stripe):


whitejamest18 Mar 2017 5:18 a.m. PST

That will be a great looking ship Brian, I look forward to seeing the photos.

I've always wanted to see something like Nelson's Patent Bridge for Taking First Rates pulled off naturally in a game – as in the scenario not having been purposely set up for that, but payers just doing something insanely bold and pulling it off. Although at the same time I seem to prefer rules that make boarding actions extremely risky and messy, so…

Volunteer Fezian18 Mar 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

Impressive fleet Brian. Yor San Nicholas should be a knockout with the single red stripe bordered by the two white lines. I still have a couple of unbuilt Spaniards that I will have to try that on.

BrianW18 Mar 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

Thanks. I am about to be away from the ships for a couple of weeks on a trip, but she will be in a "new construction" post when finished.

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