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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Age of Sail
Brigantine: A two-masted vessel with square sails on the foremast and fore-and-aft sails on the mainmast.
The HMS Bark Endeavour was a Whitby collier.
The foot of the sail is attached to a boom, the luff is attached to the mast, and the head is attached to a gaff.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Age-of-Sail   (677 words)

  
 Ship & Shipbuilding Terminology, complete terminology database listing
In the Golden Age of Sail it was usually a cast-iron shank with two arms and two flukes, and a wooden stock perpendicular to the arms.
Carrack: A large sailing vessel developed from the earlier cog, in use from the 14th to the 17th century, usually with elevated structures known as castles at the bow and stern.
Flag: On a sailing warship the flag distinguished the admiral's ship from the other ships of his squadron; also the colours by which one nation is distinguished from another, flown from either the fore, main, or mizzenmast.
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  Age of Sail - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The age of sail is the period in which international trade and naval warfare were both dominated by sailing ships.
This is a significant period during which square rigged sailing ships carried European settlers to many parts of the world in one of the most important human migrations in recorded history.
Age of Sail is a series of video games developed by Akella and published by Global Star Software.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Age_of_Sail   (87 words)

  
 The new age of sail | EnergyBulletin.net | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse
Sails are made of Dacron (long-strand Polyester fiber), Nylon, or Kevlar, which are all synthetics, and whose fate will be similar to that of epoxy resin.
Sails can be made of Dacron for as long as it is available, but of a shape that can be made from the stretchier and weaker flax canvas, such as the Junk rig.
Sails need not cost thousands of dollars: for making short trips in decent weather, a Junk sail can be rigged using lumberyard supplies and construction tarp.
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 Age Of Sail 2 (DOS/Windows) cheats, codes, hints, and FAQs
Age Of Sail 2 (DOS/Windows) cheats, codes, hints, and FAQs
The qsww during game play to complete the current mission.
The qswd during game play to lose the current mission.
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 Game Over Online Magazine - Age of Sail 2
Age of Sail 2, created by Russian developer Akella, is the sequel to -- surprise, surprise -- Age of Sail, which was released at the end of 1996.
Age of Sail 2, meanwhile, has a nice 3D graphics engine that is able to bring several ship types and locations to life.
But from my perspective, Age of Sail 2 is a little too simplistic when few ships are involved, and it becomes unmanageable when lots of ships are involved.
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 Sharky Games - '+$ArtG+' - '+$ArtC+' - '+$ArtN+'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The classic era of the fighting sail ships has been recreated numerous times for the PC but most of the resulting simulations truly deserve to be deep-sixed into oblivion.
One title that did manage to stand out was Talonsoft's 1996 release Age of Sail, which ironically came out at about the same time as Wooden Ships and Iron Men and thus is usually either confused with that game or forgotten completely as the genre was often compared to a sinking fleet.
Now after nearly four years, the sequel, Age of Sail II, is about to take to the high seas in what could arguably be seen as the best naval simulation covering the era from the American Revolution through the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
www.sharkygames.com /games/previews/a/age_of_sail   (409 words)

  
 Age of Sail (Napoleonic)
The ship sailing in the middle is the 44 gun frigate USS Constitution (GHQ Stock #341) painted to match the current paint scheme as the ship appears in Boston.
The sails that come with GHQ ships are crisp and nicely detailed but you only have one sail set to choose from.
GHQ would benefit by offering a full sail set or a combo of sails to be sold separately for their line of ships.
ucsu.colorado.edu /~trochim/AOS/gallery.html   (600 words)

  
 Quarter to Three
It's real time, but in battles between sailing ships real time is probably plenty slow, which is why you can use time compressions up to 32x.
Age of Sail II is real-time as well, so the interface and controls really need to be sharp for players to manage a fleet of ships.
Age of Sail II's AI will have to out-admiral the player instead.
www.quartertothree.com /previews/age_of_sail_2/age_of_sail_2_preview.shtml   (298 words)

  
 Age of Sail - from CDAccess.com
Age of Sail delivers an excellent blend of exciting real-time naval combat and vivid 3-D graphics.
Age of Sail "puts you in command of some of history's most renowned sailing ships, including the Victory, the Constitution and the Saratoga.
When you change from full sail to battle sail, the bottom sails will be in their furled state.
www.cdaccess.com /html/pc/agesail.htm   (726 words)

  
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Age of Sail II is the most recent title in this genre and radically departs from its direct overhead view namesake of years ago.
Sailing ship combat could occur on a small scale, between two frigates for example, or it could involve two or more massive fleets, which could total almost a hundred combatant ships.
Age of Sail II also runs in a continuous-time mode, with the capability of changing the compression speed to compensate for uneventful or high-activity periods of the battle.
www.wargamer.com /reviews/age_sail_2/page1.asp   (1309 words)

  
 Age of Sail II (PC) Reviews. PC Games Reviews by CNET.
Age of Sail II does not offer a randomly generated campaign (a prominent feature in the original Age of Sail), but the scripted campaigns included with the game are rather good for the most part.
A number of the scenarios in Age of Sail II include fortresses of varying strength, which is great for the sake of variety.
Instead, in Age of Sail II you have to scramble into position as soon as a scenario begins--and the battles often start with the enemy already in firing range, which can be frustrating.
reviews.cnet.com /Age_of_Sail_II_PC/4505-9696_7-30983280.html   (1807 words)

  
 Computers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Age of Sail, it is usually better to be upwind from an opponent than downwind.
Trimming sails (back sailing), represented in the game by the incremental speed setting bar, is an important way of slowing ship speed to allow the most optimal positioning.
In Age of Sail carronades are the most devastating at under 200 yards and suffer declining effectiveness to 400 yards.
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 FilePlanet: Age of Sail II v1.56 Patch
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 The new age of sail - mech-tech - 26 February 2005 - New Scientist Tech
They needed a large crew to operate the rigging, the sails themselves had to be replaced and repaired regularly, the canvas had to be stored somewhere on board, which reduced the space for cargo, and the variability of the winds made schedules unreliable.
On top of that, the economics of sail were steadily undermined in the 20th century by the rising cost of labour and a decline in the real price of oil.
This is partly because it is tethered to a rail close to the vessel's centre of gravity, and partly because the horizontal tug of the kite is counterbalanced by the vertical pull it generates, which tends to hold the vessel upright.
www.newscientisttech.com /article/mg18524881.600.html   (2400 words)

  
 The Age of Sail
In 1898, during the twilight of the Golden Age of Sail, Charles Macdonald went away to sea.
Its lofty masts came within inches of grazing the arch of the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of modernity, as the barque passed underneath.
His new vessel, the SS Buffon, was not a sailing ship but a tramp steamer.
www.concretehouse.ca /uncommon/ageofsail.html   (634 words)

  
 Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail II - news
ActionTrip's Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail II review offers another independent look at our recently released real-time naval strategy game.
Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail 2 is an interesting game and if you happen to like historical sea battles, it will sure take your attention.
Since Age of Sail II is so appealing in multiplayer, it makes sense for fans of the game to buy the latest version, especially since it features improvements that make for a markedly better game.
www.akella.com /priv/news-en.html   (295 words)

  
 Age of Sail review for the PC
Open the portholes, run out the cannon the prepare to blast those sailing ships until the white flag flies or we meet in Davy Jones' locker.
Age of Sail, produced by Talonsoft, is a real time historical based naval game which allows single and multiple sailing ships to engage in combat.
Easy to understand symbols allow you to speed up or down, add or reduce sails, select different ammunition, zoom the screen in or out, as well as many others.
www.gamerevolution.com /review/pc/age_of_sail   (683 words)

  
 IGN: Age of Sail II
Portraying real-time naval warfare with a 3-dimensional, realistic sailing and combat model, Age of Sail II accurately illustrates the mighty Fighting Ships from 1775 to 1820.
Age of Sail II - November 7, 2000
Age of Sail II Demo Isn't a Demo At All - June 5, 2000
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 Amazon.com: Age Of Sail 2: Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Age of Sail II simulates naval warfare from 1775 to 1820 with a real-time 3-D sailing and combat model.
Sailing characteristics are belevable, and while it's clearly no Sid Meier brainchild, the interface is well designed and easy to use, and the game has a good balance of ease of play and complexity to keep interest up.
Since the sailing combat genre has few games to choose from, AOS2 is better than nothing, but is not "3 AM addictive", where I start playing at 9PM and the next think I know it's 3AM...
www.amazon.com /Global-Star-Software-Age-Sail/dp/B00004U8K0   (2423 words)

  
 Efficient energy at sea: The new age of sail - Independent Online Edition > Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mr Wrage's sail is actually an elaborate kite to help capture the power of the wind, using the energy to supplement convention forms of power.
Then came the age of steam followed by the diesel engine, which killed off the great sailing fleets of the past.
Several efforts have been made to create a modern, high-tech sail that could be fitted to contemporary fleets and turn them into hybrid vessels.
news.independent.co.uk /europe/article322841.ece   (1799 words)

  
 Age of Sail 2 Cheats and Codes - Megagames Cheat Code
Age of Sail 2 Cheats and Codes - Megagames Cheat Code
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Submit a new cheat for Age of Sail 2:
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 Cheat Codes for Age of Sail II PC + Tips Hints Cheats
Become a Cheat Master of Age of Sail II It is easy, just create an account [ Register ] and submit answers to visitors questions.
Age of Sail II When you are in the game, type QSWW.
Age of Sail II Search for your question by using a keyword before posting it.
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 Mark Rosenstein's Sailing Page
In 1992, I sailed on Soren Larsen a 140' brigantine on the Puerto Rico, San Salvador, New York, Mystic, Boston leg of the Columbus 500.
Sailing Page Technical Reports are a series of papers describing technical aspects of this sailing page, or covering more general topics of sailing, computation and the internet.
ASTA is committed to promoting sail training and sea education in North America, providing people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities access to the adventure of a lifetime.
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 GameSpy.com - Preview: Age of Sail 2
Not all of us boast the patience to gruelingly recreate a famous sea battle in our spare time, but for those who would picture this as their ideal weekend, Talonsoft and Akella appear to have come to the party with Age of Sail 2.
As can be expected Age of Sail 2builds on the fairly solid base created by its prequel, Age of Sail, as a real-time, full 3D naval warfare simulation.
This is probably most noticeable from the shear amount of ships and battles that Age of Sail 2 will allow players to indulge in.
archive.gamespy.com /previews/january01/aos2   (432 words)

  
 The Art of Age of Sail - Ship models from the Age of Sail
At the Art of Age of Sail we focus on custom hand-building fine ship models and half-hulls which will enhance your decor at home, office or just about anywhere.
In this respect we feel that the Art of Age of Sail is rather unique and we hope you'll share our vision that the over-all visual realism is as important as historic accuracy.
We hope you stay a while and enjoy our web-site, and if there's anything we can do for you, your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome and much appreciated.
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 age of sail cheats, for pc games at cheatplaza, cheats, hints, solutions, tips, walktroughs
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The second to last series of numbers in the column is crew rating, from 0 (best) to 4 (worst).
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 Age Of Sail 2 No-CD Patches & Game Fixes- GameBurnWorld
AGE OF SAIL 2 v1.50 [ENGLISH] NO-CD (30KB)
AGE OF SAIL 2 v1.54 [ENGLISH] NO-CD (19KB)
AGE OF SAIL 2 v1.55 [ENGLISH] NO-CD (14.7KB)
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 Age of Sail II (pc: 2001): Reviews
What saves Age of Sail II from the abysmal fate that many people on Akella's message boards claim it deserves is the excellent quality of the overall presentation in the music, graphics and sound systems.
From random lockups when loading to a litany of missing features too numerous to list completely, it's obvious that Age of Sail II was released in a beta state.
It's hard to comment on what type of game Age of Sails 2 is, simply because most of it doesn't appear to function.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/pc/ageofsail2   (823 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some would say that the Golden Age of Sail relates specifically to the clipper ship era.
The Golden Age of Sail was also the time period when the well-known pirates such as Edward Teach (Blackbeard) and Bartholomew Roberts were preying on mercantile ships, and sometimes even blockading ports, around the world.
In America, the Golden Age of Sail has been said to be between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Age_of_Sail   (212 words)

  
 Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail 2 Review
Their latest strategy: Age of Sail 2: Privateer's Bounty published by Global Star Software isn't just a collection of add-on missions for AoS2 (as it was conceived at first) but a full, stand-alone game, which resembles AoS2.
Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail 2 gives you the opportunity to complete many missions, and three complete campaigns as a commander of a ship or the entire fleet, in three possible levels of difficulty: novice, medium and hard.
Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail 2 is an interesting game and if you happen to like historical sea battles, it will sure take your attention.
www.actiontrip.com /reviews/privateersbountyageofsail2.phtml   (1227 words)

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