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'at quarters'

Postby pessa » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:35 am

Hi, I am an utter newb at the whole Navel thing, was just on the Langdon miniatures site trying to choose some ships to start a fleet.

What does 'at quarters' mean compared to 'normal?'
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Re: 'at quarters'

Postby andekmcc » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:22 am

I think 'at quarters' in this context means gun ports open and guns run out ready for action.
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Re: 'at quarters'

Postby pessa » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:41 am

HI andekmcc, thanks for the reply, yep pretty sure that's the case. I just got some info that confirmed that. Can't imagine why you would want to buy ships without the guns out!! :wink: :D
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Re: 'at quarters'

Postby The Heathen » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:32 pm

Pessa,
At the scale of 1/1200, a ship not 'at quarters' looks just as appealing as one that is! But you have to remember, 'at quarters' ships do need some extra painting! Red insides of gun ports and colour of guns.

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Re: 'at quarters'

Postby Allen Silburn » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:04 pm

Hi
for some reason I find it easier to paint the ships "at Quarters" I always sruggle to get the finish I want with the guns inside.
Also I have been using Army Painter on the ships, the sails are alot darker but look weathered I like the results! Anyone else tried this ?

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Re: 'at quarters'

Postby MTUCache » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:54 pm

Just another quick note, if you want to get your ships looking historically accurate... pretty much anytime a ship is at quarters they're going to have their courses furled at the same time (to avoid the lower sails from catching on fire during the action). So, you may want to make sure you've got a matching set of sails for whatever look you're going for (either at quarters or under all-plain-sail).
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Re: 'at quarters'

Postby pessa » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:31 pm

cheers guys, some good tips there :wink:
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Re: 'at quarters'

Postby The Heathen » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:18 pm

Allen,
I have used Strong tone on the hulls and Soft tone on the sails as I find that the Strong tone is too dark for the sails and the Soft gives a nicely 'weathered' look.

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