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Age of Sail readers
Capt.Roan Alexander posted a topic in TavernBecause there doesn't seem to be anything here yet, I thought I would throw in a reccomendation for reading resources that would help anyone trying to create a period accurate and realistic game for this time period.... or Models....or just anyone plum interested in this sort of thing. The two books I have used to help expand my knowledge of the age of sail over the years are not the easiest to find but amazing resources. These titles are "Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War 1600-1860" by John Harland. This covers in detail how ships were rigged and handled, as well as specific maneauvers and how they were done. Great resource. The second resource I use is the book "Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War: 1600-1815" by Brian Lavery. This includes information on deck layout, ships boats, the different kinds of guns and how they were used, ect. Great for more than just the English Royal Navy, too. There are many other great titles and resources I have not used but have an interest in, and I hope that this small token may be of use to everyone in the potential development of this and future projects! Yours Faithfully, Capt. Roan Alexander, R.N.