Voyage of the Leopard from The Fortune of War Complete

Written by on January 2, 2008, 12:00 am

The voyage of Jack Aubrey in command of the HMS Leopard described at the begining of The Fortune of War is mapped. This course was mostly guesswork based on retrospective comments made after the Leopard reaches Palau Batang (an almost certainly fictional port in the Dutch East Indies). Thanks mostly to Jaap from the Gunroom for his take on the course of the Leopard.

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Voyage of the Leopard from Desolation Island complete

Written by on December 1, 2007, 12:00 am

The voyage of Jack Aubrey in command of the HMS Leopard is mapped. Mapping The Horrible Old Leopard's disastrous voyage to the colonies was a breath of fresh air after the complexity of The Mauritius Command. I have probably taken the most license with this map, trying to approximate the movements of the Leopard after she encounters the Waakzaamheid in the south Atlantic (my favorite part of the cannon). I apologise if my lubberly interpretation of events is inaccurate and welcome any suggestions or corrections.

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Voyage of the Boadicea from The Mauritius Command complete

Written by on October 5, 2007, 12:00 am

The voyage of Commodore Jack Aubrey in command of the HMS Boadicea is mapped. The end of this map marks the completion of The Mauritius Command, which has certainly been the most challenging book to map. Patrick O'Brian's attention and level of detail, drawing from Josias Rowley's Mauritius Campaign in 1810, is a wonder to behold. The complexity of course lines circling Mauritus, Reunion and Rodriguez is evidence of his achievement. As always, I would welcome any comments or suggestions.

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Voyage of the Raisonable from The Mauritius Command complete

Written by on July 19, 2007, 12:00 am

The voyage of Commodore Jack Aubrey in command of the aging HMS Raisonable is mapped. This map presented considerable and frequent dilemas, but I hope wherever possible I have stayed true to the cannon. For these maps around the islands, I had to rely on a fair amount of guesswork when choosing the course, but hopefully my guesses are at least plausible. As always, I would welcome any comments or suggestions.

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Cannonade.net Finalist in Google Speedgeeking Competition (2007)

Written by on June 1, 2007, 12:00 am

The 6 finalists, chosen from hundreds of great Australian mashups, were all fantastic. The 6 sites deliver innovative and useful content to worldwide audiences. Some have commercial application, others are just great fun. Each mashup was displayed on a large screen, with attendees able to explore and interact with the site via a laptop."

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