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  • The Times

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  • Characters

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  • The Mail Packet

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  • Letters and Correspondence


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/forumicon11.pngThe primary method of communication between those at sea or away with the Army at this time is by letter. Letters, tickets of absence, invitations and billets-doux may be written and posted here, in the sure knowledge they will be delivered safely by a Post Office that is the envy of the world. There may be a delay of several weeks between sending a note and receiving a reply, due to the slowness of 19th century travel, however.
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    76 Topics
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    To Freddy Rotlen...
    Fri May 16, 2014 8:21 am
    Marashar View latest post
  • The Gazette


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/Gazette_zps3b0e4d46.pngFor those far from home, newspapers are worth their weight in gold, no matter that they may be several weeks or months out of date by the time they reach His Majesty's forces. This board is for articles of interest (real or fictional) to our characters.
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    Announcement, 4t...
    Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:38 am
    Allhands View latest post
  • The Second Division

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  • The 15th Hussars


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/15thHussars2.pngRaised at the 15th Light Dragoons, they were renamed Hussars in 1807, although some still refer to them by the old name. Their motto is Merebimur (We Shall Be Worthy) and they do their best to ensure this is true, with the spirit and dash that characterises the Light Horse regiments. Interactions specific to the 15th Hussars go here.
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    6th August 1809,...
    Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:32 am
    Edward Torrington View latest post
  • The 2nd Foot Guards


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/2ndFootGuards2.pngAlso known as the Coldstream Guards, their motto is Nulli Secundus (Second to None). They are actually senior to the 1st Foot Guards, and take position on the extreme right of the line when on parade. They are known for their smartness, both in their appearance and in their drill. Action and events in the 2nd Foot Guards' part of camp may be found here.
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    9th July, evenin...
    Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:45 pm
    Gareth Woodmarsh View latest post
  • The 33rd of Foot


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/33rdFoot5.pngThe 33rd are the Havercake Lads. This is a regiment from Yorkshire, although in its ranks may be found men from all over England - not just England. They have more than a few Irish and Scots among their ranks. Interactions and conversation specifically in the 33rd's area of camp will be found here.
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    29th June, late ...
    Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:26 am
    Keiju View latest post
  • 3 Coy, 5/60th Rifles


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/forumicon43.pngRaised in 1797 by combining two German regiments, the 5/60th are three years older than the 95th. They have a very high ratio of Germans and German-speaking soldiers, although they do have a handful of British men. Their motto is Celer et Audax (Swift and Bold) and they do their best to live up to it, taking only the most intelligent and quick-witted men. Interactions specific to the 5/60th's camp or bivouac to go here.
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    12th July 1809, ...
    Tue May 13, 2014 5:47 pm
    Zachary Pye View latest post
  • The Baggage Train


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/forumicon48.pngThis is where camp followers, civilians and non-combatants will be found while the Second Division is on the march. A noisy, bustling, disorganised area of the column, it would be wise for those here to keep a sharp look-out for the Provosts, the army's police...
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    7th July, midday...
    Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:45 pm
    Martin Darling View latest post
  • Elsewhere in the 2nd Division


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/ByLand-1.pngAny gameplay threads with the Second Division that don't fit into one of the other Regimental areas should go here.
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    No new postsHeadquarters
    56 Topics
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    14th June: Build...
    Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:09 pm
    Estefania Lopes d.Almeida View latest post
  • L'Armee du Portugal

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  • Battles and Events

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  • By Land


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/forumicon1.pngMost encounters will take place in the 2nd Division board, but for those times when there is a battle to be fought the Army comes together. Battles and other major events will take place in here.
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    3rd August, a co...
    Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:57 pm
    sans nom View latest post
  • HMS Terpsichore

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  • Weatherdeck And Aloft


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/Aloft_zps864578a0.pngThe waist is the area of the ship between the quarterdeck and the fo'c'sle. With narrow gangways to either side, the main hatch is covered by gratings which, when removed, allow access right down to the hold. The ship's boats are stored here when not in use, and the chicken coops may also be found here. Above stretch the masts and spars.
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    No new postsThe Fo'c'sle, No new postsThe Quarterdeck
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    20th July; A Rou...
    Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:55 pm
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  • The Gundeck


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/Gundeck_zps508dd2ce.pngFor'rard of the Great Cabin runs the sweep of the gundeck. Terpsichore carries 26 12-pounder guns on this deck, although only 24 are visible unless she has cleared for action (the other two are in the Great Cabin). The Navy expects its men to train every day at firing the 'great guns', even just in dumb show. Above the gundeck are the gangways and gratings which form its ceiling and allow air to circulate.
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    No new postsSickbay, No new postsThe Great Cabin
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    11th June; A Vin...
    Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:25 pm
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  • The Messdeck


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/Messdeck_zps8221b848.pngThis is where the sailors and Marines eat, sleep and relax. They mess in groups of six to eat around tables slung from the deck beams. At night, they sling hammocks between the beams. Each man is allocated fourteen inches of space between himself and those to either side, although in a two-watch rotational system, this means that they get twenty-eight inches as half the men are on watch at any one time. The berthdeck or messdeck is crowded, dark and noisy. The Marines berth between the wardroom and the seamen, roughly level with the mainmast.
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    No new postsThe Wardroom, No new postsThe Midshipmen's Berth
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    11th June; On St...
    Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:27 am
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  • Orlop and Hold


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/Orlop_zps1fcea627.pngThe orlop, above the hold, is not a continuous deck, but has two areas, reached separately. The after platform contains the hanging magazine, bread room, spirit room and the slop (clothing) room. The fore platform has the bosun's, carpenter's and gunner's storerooms and the sail room. This is the darkest part of the ship in every day use; it is lit only by dim lanthorns which must not be left unattended. The magazine and spirit room are guarded day and night by Marine sentries.
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    18th July: Anoth...
    Thu May 15, 2014 8:48 am
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  • The Wine-Dark Sea


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/AboardTerpsichore.pngIf it happens in the vicinity of HMS Terpsichore but is more dependent on the wind and weather than the actions of the enemy, it goes here.
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    17th July: The v...
    Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:20 am
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  • At Sea

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  • By Sea


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/forumicon8.pngNaval encounters and gameplay. Battles at sea, encounters with other ships, expeditions for wood and water, exploring the dockside when in harbour... all those activities and more may be found here.
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    June 25th On th...
    Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:04 pm
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  • Aboard Revenant


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/Revenant_zpsd5ddae0f.pngRevenant was a 20-gun privateer corvette designed by Robert Surcouf for commerce raiding. She was later requisitioned for service in the French Navy, and was renamed Iéna, but was subsequently captured by and served in the Royal Navy as HMS Victor. She was recaptured by the French Navy in 1809 and served under her original name.
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    Captain's Cabin ...
    Wed May 01, 2013 8:46 pm
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  • Alternate Universe

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  • After the War


    After the war The fighting is over and the troops have returned home. It is a time of gaiety, of mirth, of hopefulness. This is a place to explore what your characters will get up to in the distant future when they have returned home.
    No new postsLondon, No new postsThe Country
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    7th October: Cha...
    Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:36 pm
    Estefania Lopes d.Almeida View latest post
  • Beckwith Castle


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/forumicon51.pngFrench Prisoners of War were generally kept in unsavoury conditions aboard prison hulks... Although officers could give their parole and be kept in better conditions, such as here in Beckwith Castle.
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    Beckwith stables...
    Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:04 pm
    sans nom View latest post
  • The Crown Inn

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  • The Soldier and Sailor

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  • Archive

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  • Visiting Cards

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  • Publicity


    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/RPG%20pics/StC%20Icons/forumicon34a.pngThe ad forum. If you are posting here, please ensure that we can return the favour and post our own ad on your board. Note: we use [center] tags here, not [align=center], and blockquotes do not work. Thank you for your cooperation. ~ The StC Staff
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    No new postsFirst Links, No new postsLink Back
    436 Topics
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