Oh God I've done it again!
Apologies to all those folks in "Murrica" who clicked on the site hoping to see something else entirely. I had no idea that "junk" had that meaning over there.
Anywhoo… since I'm currently in the old country (at TCMB's insistence) making my once every two years pilgrimage to visit folks who would be happier seeing me for 10 mins on Skype I thought I'd chuck in this blatant filler post in an effort to make it look like the blog was still alive.
Having done some "old skool" scratch building I managed to finish off the Dim sum before the two hour drive to Limoges airport and grabbed this piccie before I left.
|Not my finest work - but for a lump of milliput and a bit of plastic card I think she'll do.|
|This is her ship data card - the same model will probably have several differing profiles and names|
The data card is designed to do away with the majority of the games damage counters and once laminated a paperclip can be slipped over the icons on the left to indicate (from top to bottom)…
1) Holed below the waterline, which makes her sluggish to manoeuvre and prone to sinking.
2) Captain hit and taken below decks, which amongst other things reduces the chance of the ship doing what you'd like it to do.
3) Rigging and sails damage which reduces a vessels potential speed.
4) Fire, which has a cumulative effect and must be put out before any other actions can be taken by the ship.
5) Rudder hit. This affects the vessels turn rate and it is able to take two such hits before being unable to steer at all.
Along the bottom are its special abilities.
1) Lateen rigging means the sails are aligned fore and aft in order to better catch the off shore breeze when sailing along coastlines.
2) Intimidating means that the crew are known to come from a fierce martial culture and gain an advantage because of this during any boarding actions.
3) Yare means the vessel is capable of changing heading twice during its turn.
4) Derring - do. The crew are naturally enthusiastic boarders who initially nullify any boarder resistant advantages their target vessel may posses.
5) Reinforced hull, reflects the Chinese practise of building their vessels with internal water tight compartments and in this case aged timbers more resistant to damage caused by collisions.
It'll be back to the ECW campaign next week…I promise!