Saturday, 30 August 2014

Turn 5

Turn Sequence
The turn sequence worked against any firing this turn. Such is life and the way the rules work. I feel a little disappointed as I was sure something would fire this turn. But it just did not happen. Ah well maybe next turn... and maybe not!










Overview of the board
Mathyoo's Frigate
Just escaping the river estuary

HMS Cutlass slowly getting closer.

British manoeuvres combined with Spanish manoeuvres
put Admiral Rousell out of arc and range.

The two sides are getting closer.

The Spanish line starts to fragment.
some turn to Starboard and others carry straight ahead.



The British on the right of the board

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The Arc of fire template clearly shows Ray is unable to fire
even if he was now in range.
(His Turn put him out of both range and arc of fire.)


Milsey is now also out of range.

It is possible that Ray could do some damage next turn.
IF he's lucky. But then so could Milsey.
But at extreme range I doubt it will be much that
could not be repaired.
 
As always if you need more pictures get in touch. Fran, Curt and MR lee gave me no orders this turn so as always I they just moved straight ahead and should they fire it will be without gunnery command. So it would be about 1/6th as effective!

I will expect your next orders by 7am (GMT) Saturday the 6th September. So you all have a week to get it sorted. Thanks to any players who get their turns in early (you know who you are) and it is appreciated.

Thanks for looking all and with luck we should get a shot or two next turn (no promises) and then the brown smelly stuff may impact the ventilation device. All the best folks

Take care and hope to see you soon

18 comments:

  1. Getting closer. As I close in on the British, it's now dawning on me that some of those 74's look really big from the deck of a frigate.....

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    1. 1 Spanish 74 and 1 British 74. There are a few 64 gunners though!
      Thank you Miles.

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  2. I can't hold my breath any longer, I'm still watching with interest though.

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    1. Thank you Bob. I thought it would have started by now but players and rules conspired against me.

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  3. Oh , so near.....still time for the Spaniards to turn tail and flee though...

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    1. Thank you Dave. It is possible that they may do so..... but I doubt yet.

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  4. We are a bloodthirsty lot aren't we. Nothing like seeing things go BOOM!

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    1. Thank you Anne. The chance of causing much damage at extreme range is minimal. You also nee to be aware that I will only declare visible damage on the blog.

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  5. Well orchestrated maneuvers this is not! Haha, will be more fun that way though.

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    1. Having played a few games on the table top I was not expecting you lot to be disciplined and well organised. Not if you were anything like my club players.
      Thank you Phyllion

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  6. Aww so near yet so far! Looking forward to the next instalment.

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    1. Aww yeah it could have been. I am reluctant to say it might happen next turn..... Knowing how life is. Thank you Simon.

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  7. What happened to the stately Spanish line of battle?! Looks to that some have had more than their regulation allotment of rum.

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    1. Well it held together longer than I though it would. Which is not a bad thing as you could look on it as getting a practice move or two before the battle No you are right it's either boredom or sangria! Thank you Robert.

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  8. Bah, still no fireworks. Dull, dull, dull :-) !

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    1. It's gotta happen sometime. Thanks C6

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