Saturday, 8 November 2014

Turn 15 Results

Yes that time of the week again. So what has happened! Well the turn sequence was a healthy balance between Red and Blue, British and Spanish actions. As always I will start with the turn sequence then the view from the step ladder and then work around from left to right round the table. Nearly everyone is involved now, I think we just have 2 frigates looking to get involved, but they will be soon I think.





 Closest I can get to an Ariel view. Yes from the top step on a step ladder hanging onto a roof rafter. Not few yet so I will wait until snow is on the ground and the shed door open just to make you all say nice things on the blog! (while I recover in hospital) That will probably not ever happen!

 The Spanish Frigate "Meccedes" races into range of the British ships but so far out of arc that nothing should bother her this -next turn. Unless of course you know better!
HMS Inconsistent looses another mast (How careles) from the combined shooting of El interceptor, San Francis and even the Frigate Unicornico.. Three on to one lads hardly fair!
 Unicornico nearly stern Rakes HMS Inconsistent but moves so far in and out of arc that the rake was missed. HMS Agamemnon manages to put a fire out and then it gets restarted by gunfire. An  HMS Cutlass is just out of arc so does not get to shoot at a 64 gun Spanish ship of the line. San Francis fires with great accuracy into HMS Inconsistent but wastes a shot firing at a mast that has just been destroyed.
 The Spanish ships have now mostly burst through the British line scattered as it was. but seem unconcerned with getting away in damaged ships (some very damaged  some UNTOUCHED!) but more concerned with destroying the British fleet. But the British will not sink too easily and their return fire is quite telling.
 SS Guarno's fire is still burning as she heads towards the Spanish ship SS Pina Colada (which has struck her colours) and HMS Challenge which is still in the game but intent on taking the Spanish ship as a Prise, yet for some reason is not engaged in any boarding actions. Both players know the reason for this but the rest of you don't!
 HMS Challenge has sent a signal message of flags into her rigging asking any nearby allied ships for assistance. The closest British ship is HMS Pachyderm and they are sailing away from the encounter and towards Loki's "Revenge of the Mermaid".
Big Lee does manage to fire on Loki this turn, but at extreme range only achieves minimal damage. It might has slowed Lokis quaffing of fine red wines for a moment. Little more.


That's it for today folks. As always if you want more Pics send me an email and as long as they are about the game I should get them back to you within 48 hours. I will try for 12 but you know what life can be like at times.

I will send out individual damage reports this afternoon. But just to say several ships are now in trouble. Deadline for the next turn orders is 8am (GMT) 15th November.

Thanks for having a look today and I hope to see you all soon. All the best Clint.

18 comments:

  1. Cracking stuff once again Clint. Methinks the Spanish have suddenly gained the upper hand? But judging by their poor shooting the Brits are still in with a shout :-)

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    1. Thank you Blax. I think I would agree with your assessment, this turn at least. But still anyones game. So I shall wait and see where it goes.

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  2. Lovely wine, those English cannons ;)

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    1. At extreme range a lucky shot only.
      Thank you Loki.

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  3. All sorts of fun and games going on out there it seems, looking forward to further explanations next week.

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    1. Thank you Michael. One might expect a ship or two to strike their colours next turn maybe!

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  4. So they can board ships? Can they kill the crew and sink the ships?

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    1. Yes, yes and Yes. But in this period they would not be looking to sink a ship, but to capture it as a prize. Getting a prize would be given as shares to all the crew, but with the captain getting the largest share, and so on down the ranks. A captain capturing a ship of the line would have enough money for life. ( assuming they were not too frivolous).

      Curt has already boarded a ship (SS Pina colada) but he was not strong enough to capture it!

      Thank you Anne.

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    2. That would be good for the Captain then. So if one of you capture a ship, does the whole group get extra points towards the win?

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    3. Also good for the crew, a 1st Mate would get enough to buy a country pub! (Don't get any ideas !)
      Not directly. It will help by reducing the number of enemy ships that were still fighting thus giving the potential for more to be captured.
      Captures are worth more points than sunk ships.

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    4. A country pub you say? I shall become a Pirate then!

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    5. Maybe I should not have given a country pub as an example. Thanks Anne.

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  5. Great to see more sea based shenanigans Clint!
    I thought the Spanish had to break out and get away?

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    1. they do have that option, but I suspect thye will fight to the death and try to destroy the British fleet. As long as they have fun I don't mind at all.
      thanks Bob

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    1. Sorry Guys I had to remove this comment as it was just spam and unrelated in any way to wargames. I guess some people have too much time on their hands

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