Saturday, 16 August 2014

Turn 3 Results.

Turn Sequence.
Well Sailing Saturday is now on turn 3.  With the Turn order being British move, British Repair, Spanish shoot, British shoot, Spanish repair and then finally a Spanish move. Again as no one is in range this turn it makes little difference. Next turn though things might get a little different as depending on the phases that are drawn and the moves players make it is possible for a couple of ships to get the first shot. Milsey and Peter Douglas being the most likely dependant on the phase order they are drawn and arcs of fire but I suspect the following turn it is far more likely! So expect the first shots fired soon.



Over view of the whole board.
Tail end of the Spanish line decides to split both left and right.
Additionally another frigate joins the Spanish fleet.

Main Spanish Line.

Ray and Edwin start to close the distance with the Spanish.

The Lone British frigate is
heading to the rendezvous

Showing the relative dispositions of the British Right flank.
HMS Challenge is still at half sail.

Again the British right flank (minus HMS Pachyderm)
showing their relative position to the shoal.

End of the Spanish Line.
Well that's the positions this turn. As ever if you do not send me a turn you will carry on in a straight line and only fire "Ragged Broadsides" if you are in range and arc of fire. Not a problem at this stage but it may get that way in future turns. I mention this again as 5 people did not send in orders this turn.

There is a new player as well (back of the Spanish line) so welcome to the game and may the frigate serve you well.

As ever if you need more Photographs or have any questions get in touch. Either by direct email (if you want a private reply) or leave a comment on this blog for me to give a public answer.

I will need your next orders by August 23rd 6am GMT. Don't leave it to the last minute or I will not have the chance to answer questions.

All the best Clint

25 comments:

  1. Hmm? what to do next, keep going or a small turn to the right????? Decisions decisions????

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    1. Well what ever you decide I am sure you'll wish it was the opposite. I know I usually do. Thank you Ray.

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    2. Well, do let me know if you decide to turn right...

      ;-)

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    3. Edwin, some double shot prepared for when Admiral Sandbag forgets his port and starboard I think!

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  2. Ha, who'd figure we'd each go one way :D.
    It looks like main Spanish push will just sail in a straight line and bombard. What a great idea! :D

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    1. Hey I don't need to know if you are all talking to each other. So maybe it's co-ordinated and maybe it's just luck. All I know is that until I get an order, I know nothing. Thank you Mathyoo.

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  3. the tension rises...soon be time time to hear the cannon roar!

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    1. Well the opening shots will be either next turn or more likely the turn after. Then we get down to the slug fest after that. Thank you Dave.

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  4. What are Mercedes vital statistics?

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    1. Mercedes is a 38 gun Spanish Frigate. As such she poses little threat to HMS Inconsistent as long as you remain undamaged! But maybe once you are damaged she might.

      Thank you Captain King.

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  5. Avast yee British Scalawags and look with fear upon the arrival of the Mighty Mercedes - a 38 gun Spanish frigate captained with more courage than sense.

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    1. Thank you Senior Miles. Welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy the game.

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    2. Ayah more Spanish dogs to send to Davy Jones!

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    3. Spanish dogs is it? I'll see you eat those words senor!

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    4. learn to swim, my british friends, learn to swim

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  6. The anticipation is killing me.

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    1. All Naval battles seem to take a while to get going. (at least so it seems to me) Thank you Robert but it should kick off either next turn or the turn after now. But that does depend on what they all do. So maybe by Christmas! Thank you Robert.

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  7. It seems your players are up for the fight Clint, such a shame that there are only two jokers in a pack!

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    1. Thanks Alan. There may only be two Jokers in the pack of cards. But I think some of the players also have a whimsical nature.

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  8. Yep like Colgar. I'm looking forward to seeing some cannon fire to begin.

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    1. Thank you Simon. I can see it coming. Possibly next turn or the turn after that. I cannot tell until all the turns are in AND the turn sequence is revealed.

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  9. The tension rises, still watching with interest!

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    1. Don't expect too much to quickly. When it does kick off they will all be at extreme range so mostly shooting will not be so very effective. AND their repair crews will mostly be able to fix things. But as they get closer and more battle damaged......

      Thank you Bob.

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