Saturday, 4 October 2014

Turn 10

Yes It has all kicked off now. I will be sending emails out to MOST of the ships captains. Basically if you have anything to repair, which for some of you might be a problem and for others not an issue at all. As always if you want any rules clarifications or more photos of something specific I expect to reply within 12 hours but leave me 48 hours just in case.

The British were able to shoot before anything else in the turn. So that did put pay to a couple of repair orders nothing tragic but at least one Spanish ship had less repair crews than they had sent to fix things. Obviously that means that they ran out of crew to a lot before they ran out of things to patch up.
The High shot from the step ladder.
one day I will fall I am sure
but as long as I don't land on the table or the camera
it will be fine!
Starting top left and working
anti clockwise. !st of we have 2 Spanish ships rapidly approaching the action.
The centre of the table.
Things really are hotting up now. Getting
packed and dirty. But no one is getting it easy.
 
HMS Badger has been rocked by an explosion on board. Good shooting Milsy.
And also very good shooting from Seb.
2 Masts gave come down
1 on HMS Inconsistant and
1 on HMS Badger.(who again has just drifted in the wind)
Although I think that will change (ed.)
HMS Inconsistent should get a mention for excellent gunnery as every cannon hit the target.
HMS Cutlass is almost in the battle.
Shame they are directly into the wind now.
SS Pina Colada did not quite cross the T.
Instead 2 British ships got to fire at her!
HMS Inconsistent from her right
and HMS Pachyderm from her left.
From the other side of the table.
HMS Challenge starts to get close to SS Pina Colada. While
HMS Agamemnon and HMS Pachyderm keep some sea room.
Captain Loki is moving behind HMS Pachyderm
But they are not within range yet.
Mercedes the pluck frigate has decided to head closer to the main battle.
Back to the other side of the table
just to show that they are coming within extreme range next turn.
They just have to get the arc right now.
Well that is the action this turn. No New ships on fire and a couple of fires been put out (Ok and one more small one started). 2 ships have lost a mast ( just as well they start with 3 each) and one explosion (very small but still worth mentioning). Clearly not everything is getting repaired now and all ships have taken some damage if they are involved in the fight (Some still moving into the fight). It is unlikely that any ship will become knocked out next turn but I think in 4 or 5 more turns blood will be on the carpet.

Right that's it for today expect damage reports a little later so you know what you can try to repair.

Thanks for looking and I will need your next turn orders in by 9am (GMT) 11th October 2014.

All the best Clint.

29 comments:

  1. Top stuff! and I'm still avidly reading these play by blog reports.
    Roy

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    1. Thank you Roy. I have only just started my book keeping for the game. That will be most of the afternoon by the time I watch some telly and get a drink. I am glad you are enjoying it.

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  2. Viva España! Feel free to strike your colours at any time Admiral Ray. There's no shame in an honourable surrender and there's plenty more where that came from.

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    1. Then burn. Or even better: Death by chorizo! Hin Hin hin!

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    2. Thank you Ray, Thank you Seb.

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    3. Hhahaha. You guys is so funny.

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  3. Still loving this. Look forward to reading it every Saturday now. Good effort Clint.

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    1. Thank you Bob. It's taking longer each turn for me to do. But then I think It will be over by Christmas (Probably earlier).

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  4. Thanks for all the hard work you're putting into this Clint. I hope you think it all worthwhile - it is from where I'm sitting.

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    1. Thank you Edwin I am enjoying it. And I am very glad you are as well.

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  5. Excellent stuff! At last my ship (HMS Pachyderm) has been able to fire on the enemy.

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    1. Thank you Lee. I suspect that will not be your last shot either.

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  6. This is a really great show thanks to you Clint and all the captains now at sea. The San Fran seems to be skating by without a scratch good for you Fran. But who will save the HMS Badger?

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    1. Thank you Robert. Seb is acting captain of San Francis, I am not sure Fran would have faired quite so well so far. AS Seb does seem to have turned at jut the right time.... until things go wrong of course. HMS Badger does have issues but is far from sinking unless he gets raked!

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    2. Trust me, I'm working on it :-)

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  7. Wonderfull, this has warmed up since I was last here!

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  8. Dammit I meant to turn starboard not to port!!

    Next turn I'll be able to fire (maybe)
    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Thank you Peter. Just maybe you will get a shot in.

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  9. Things are really heating up well now. And soon there will be blood-I'm so excited.

    Every time I see HMS Inconsistent, my brain reads it as HMS Incontinent. Don't know what that says about me, but 'tis funny none the less.

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    1. Thank you Anne.
      HMS Incontinent hmmm nuff said.

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  10. Burn Burn Burn! Awesome to see some action. Poor SS Pina Colada blasted from both sides!

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    1. Thank you Simon. Sooner or later this will happen to a few others as well. And if you can get blasted on both sides the chances are you will fire back on both sides!

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  11. My poor poor Pina Colada!!!! being bombarded by all sides! Let's see if I reciprocate the favours in this next round! But only if I can survive long enough to do it! I fear I will be sinking before long here!

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    1. Thank you Kyle. Yes you did take the worst of it that round. But you nearly bow raked HMS Challenge. So maybe next turn you will. All depends on who moves and who fires first.

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    2. If you sink, I will avenge you by taking Ray's colours, and his shorts!

      Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You have sunk my friend...

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