Fast Gun vs. Big Gun

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  1. Scharnhorst56

    Scharnhorst56 Active Member

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    I know when I first started posting stuff on this website I stated I wanted to do big gun, but after doing some research, I realized fast gun might be the best for me. I am still planning to do the Scharnhorst, and nothing is set in stone that I will do fast gun or big gun, I just decided to ask you guys which is better for price, and which is better for new captains?
     
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    Oh yeah, also, which is better for making more than one ship? Because the more ships I have, the larger my empire will expand!
     
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    I......Shoudn't......Of......Said......That......
     
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    Hi Scharney,

    Cost-wise & part (gun) availability-wise, it's no contest. Fast gun wins easily. Big gun cannon's are (currently) not available for purchase. Fast gun (which also includes Treaty format) bb-guns can be bought from battlersconnection.com or strikemodels.com
     
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    Which format (fast gun or big gun) is better for producing more than one ship? I'd like to have a 'fleet' of sorts!
     
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    Fast gun definitely. :)
     
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    You can build as many hulls as you have time, space, and money to with either format. OTOH, you can only drive one (at a time)!

    Look over some of the build threads. Some people are scratch-building wooden hulls, others are buying fiberglass ones from one of the vendors I mentioned before. Those threads will give you a better feel for what's involved.
     
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    Thanks! The weight is shifting to fast gun!
     
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    Which format is best for rookies?
     
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    Whichever is active near you.
     
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    Both formats work well for rookies because both have long time veterans who are always willing to help and teach. But like was mentioned above FG has more guns available. BG cannons are being produced and technology is advancing allowing them to be easily constructed but as was also mentioned above there is no venders at this time only a few guys who are experimenting with better techniques.
     
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    Well, there is the Virginia-based Mid-Atlantic Battle Group (big gun), but they have stopped operations until they find a definite source of cannons. I have contacted them repeatedly though. Then there's the Maryland Attack Group, which is farther away but I'm pretty sure that it's operational. So I'm kinda torn.
     
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    Scharnhorsrt,

    I started this hobby a couple years ago. I built a fast gun ship and have never fought it, because the club nearest me folded. I now have 2 1-72 scale big gun boats and 1 fast gun. The 1-72 group has events once a month at a pound 1 1/2 hours away from me. This being said, I recommend that you do whatever style (fast gun or big gun) that is nearest to you and active. You dont want to have a ship and have no where to take it.
     
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    Ok. This will be a hard decision!
     
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    It's a hard, hard decision. MABG is closest, but is not currently active, and who knows when they will acquire big gun cannons. Maryland Attack Group is farther away but is active. What should I do?!?!?
     
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    Build for the active club. People have been promising big gun cannons for years. If you want you can always switch over later if MABG does become active again.
     
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    Thanks for the advice!:)I will probably go fast gun!:)
     
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    I know I am going way far ahead, but expansion is everything. How long should I wait between ship projects?
     
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    Heh. I'd complete the 1st one before I started a 2nd. You learn a lot & every boat you build gets a bit better as you try different stuff (if you don't build multiple at a time!)
     
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