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jocknroll08 Nov 2022 12:54 p.m. PST

Some shots from my refight of Ocracoke. Read about the action here; link





Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 1:39 p.m. PST

Great re-fight. I particularly liked your series on Prince Rupert as he has always been a hero of mine from the Unpleasantness of the 1640s in the British Isles.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 4:44 p.m. PST

Great report. I love the look of the ships you use.

Legionarius08 Nov 2022 7:46 p.m. PST

Simply beautiful!

Prince Alberts Revenge08 Nov 2022 9:02 p.m. PST

A few years back, I visited Ocracoke and since then have always wanted to do this battle. I have some 15mm boats and some pirates and such for the battle. I never finished the project however.

Your ships, crews and report are stunning. May have to try and finish off my own project and use yours as inspiration.

Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2022 3:33 a.m. PST

Great looking table

Michael May09 Nov 2022 8:54 a.m. PST

Great looking boats and miniatures!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 8:49 a.m. PST

Top quality work.

Thresher0110 Nov 2022 1:26 p.m. PST

Looks great!

Thanks for sharing your battle report and photos.

Of course, historically, all of the three vessels in the encounter were single-masted sloops, from what I've read. Only Blackbeard's sloop had actual cannons.

The other two vessels only had rail-mounted, light swivel guns. I have the impression that since they were impressed fishing/merchant sloops, that perhaps they were also smaller than Blackbeard's sloop, but don't really know for sure.

Seems to me the two impressed vessels may have been more like your Shallop, shown in the photo, than actual sloops. I've tried researching this further without success.

At least one of the two did carry a significant number of men below deck, while the other had fewer men on board.

Would love to know more if anyone has more details to share.

Who makes the Shallop shown in your photo, particularly, as well as the other vessels?

wingnut11 Nov 2022 12:54 p.m. PST

Fantastic looking Models & Masterful Photography.
Your Presentation is inspirational. May I inquire on the water surface you are using to present both depth and reflection? How was it created?
Of note the sloop conversions from Ainsty Castings to Ketches are a great Idea. Well Done!


jocknroll11 Nov 2022 5:25 p.m. PST

Thanks. Instruction on how to make the boards is here on my blog: link

SgtGuinness17 Nov 2022 11:43 a.m. PST

Beautiful ships and minis! Excellent blog, what an awesome collection of posts. Very motivating. Our clubs annual Limeys and Slimeys naval action is coming up in December. This year it will be in 15mm, next year in 25mm. This blog will help our motivation to finish more ships and crews.


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