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No New Posts Rules and Information
You need to read the board rules, found in this section, before joining. The informational topics are highly recommended as an introduction, especially if you have no previous knowledge of the era.
Subforums: Activity Check

13 26 Aug 8 2016, 12:41 PM
In: Activity Check 7
By: Sharpie
No New Posts Documentation and Further Reading
You do not have to read everything in here, but you may find some of it useful. Feel free to browse during your stay.
11 0 Dec 8 2015, 05:58 PM
In: How to Write a Good Thread ...
By: Sharpie
No New Posts Any Questions?
If you have any questions about StC, the game, how to register or play or what we're doing, ask them here!
This board is guest-friendly.

Subforums: Log-in Problems

2 3 Jul 12 2014, 09:45 AM
In: How Many in a Regiment
By: Sharpie

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No New Posts Letters and Correspondence
The 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.
30 2 Mar 18 2016, 06:10 PM
In: To Miss the Hon. Emma Vicke...
By: John Vickery
No New Posts Journals and Pocketbooks
Some characters may keep a journal because their duties demand it, or for personal reasons. And pocketbooks are a useful way of keeping track of appointments and engagements they may have.
1 0 May 17 2014, 11:29 AM
In: From the London Gazette of ...
By: John Vickery

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No New Posts The 50th Foot
The 50th are the Dirty Half Hundred. This is a regiment from West Kent, although in its ranks may be found men from all over England - and not just England. They have more than a few Irish among their ranks too. Interactions and conversation specifically in the 50th's area of camp will be found here.
1 0 Jun 4 2016, 09:14 PM
In: 12th January; A Pipe In The...
By: Thomas Newcombe
No New Posts The 5/60th Rifles
Raised 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.
4 70 Jul 24 2016, 07:39 PM
In: 7th January; Messenger Duty
By: John Vickery

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No New Posts On Land
Battles (and other major events) that occur on land should be posted here
9 263 May 22 2016, 01:03 PM
In: 05th January, 1810; Boldly ...
By: Primrose Shaftoe

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No New Posts Weatherdeck and Aloft
The 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.
Subforums: The Quarterdeck, The Fo'c'sle

1 0 May 17 2016, 10:54 PM
In: 1st January, 1810; Hair of ...
By: Noah Braithwaite
No New Posts The Gundeck
For'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.
Subforums: The Great Cabin

2 47 Apr 27 2016, 04:57 PM
In: 11th September; A Line Upon...
By: Arthur Cartwright
No New Posts The Messdeck
This 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. The berthdeck or messdeck is crowded, dark and noisy. The Marines berth between the wardroom and the seamen, roughly level with the mainmast.
Subforums: The Gunroom

4 83 May 22 2016, 05:37 PM
In: 02nd January, 1810; The Bea...
By: Terry Button

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No New Posts Alternate Universe
Show the Colours in space? Adventures in Victorian London? Romans in the gloaming? Alternate universe stories go here - but remember: Anything here has no relation to real life plots.
2 1 Oct 25 2015, 04:32 PM
In: A Matelot's Life
By: Tide Evans

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No New Posts Old Naval Threads
The archive for all Naval threads and threads at sea.
Note: Threads in here may be not be listed in the order in which they actually occurred

Subforums: August 1809, September 1809, December 1809

101 3,448 May 15 2016, 04:06 PM
In: 19th August; Salty Dog
By: Albert Savage
No New Posts Old Sea Threads
The archive for battles and any other sea-based threads
Subforums: September 1809

1 3 May 15 2016, 03:50 PM
In: 12th September; A Night-tim...
By: Cross Johnson
No New Posts Old Military Threads
The archive for military threads and threads on land.
Note: Threads in here may be not be listed in the order in which they actually occurred

Subforums: August 1809

17 792 Jul 18 2015, 07:24 AM
In: 27th August; Bad News &...
By: Karl von Clausen
No New Posts Old Land Threads
The archive for battles and any other land-based threads
Subforums: AU Archive

1 17 Jul 3 2014, 08:25 AM
In: 7th October: Charming play
By: Estefania Lopes de Almeida

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No New Posts The Library
You've been researching something and come across a fantastic link. Let people know about it in here - or find links other people have posted. This is also the place you can discuss your research.
7 11 Nov 17 2015, 05:20 PM
In: Timekeeping at Sea
By: Sharpie
No New Posts The Gallery and Reading Room
Drawn a sketch of Captain Thorburn encountering the ship's cat in the middle of the night? Done a painting of Terpsy surrounded by mermaids, or one or two of the Riflemen (or even their officers!) getting riotously drunk? Post your artwork and graphics here and let us marvel at them! Or, if you're a writer and want to publicise your work, why not post it here? This is a board for both original fiction and works of fanfic.
22 27 Feb 21 2016, 11:35 PM
In: #aesthetics
By: Sharpie
No New Posts Campfire Chatter
We all need time to kick back and relax once in a while. This is the players' general discussion area, where we can talk about all sorts of things from inspiration for characters to what craft projects we're currently doing.
Subforums: New Arrivals, Leave of Absence

20 97 Mar 13 2016, 02:28 AM
In: Your favourite quotes
By: Sharpie

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