Saturday, 20 December 2014

Turn 21 Results.

Another one of those turns with NO Spanish ships shooting. Mind you only 2 British ships HMS Cutlass and HMS Agamemnon.

Most ships are seriously depleted now and any one could collapse (sink) from exhaustion. Most if not all are very battered.

The turn sequence was a nice mix which did result in long range shooting but nothing at all close. But Damage was done. Sometimes just long range shooting will weaken a ship just enough to make it easy pickings. Other times it just won't!

 Well we should all know the format by now.  First the Ariel view, then working anticlockwise from back left to front right. WE reall have done it a load of times now so I expect you Know the routine better than me.
 While Unicornico faces into the wind this turn safe in the knowledge that no British ships are in range. HMS Badger recovers from the collision with HMS Inconsistent. Crew can be seen untangling the rigging but no other details are apparent. Was Hms Badger playing possum?
 HMS Cutlass tries and very nearly succeeds in crossing the T of San Francis. While HMS Agamemnon and Cutlass empty shot into the Spanish vessel without reply. (The Spanish shooting was before movement so the damage was long range as the pictures are taken after all the runs actions are completed).
 El Interceptor and Mecedes both head out to sea with only HMS Pachyderm able to intervene. But the condition of the Pachyderm (Packy to the crew) is uncertain. But then again Captain Hadley does not know the condition of the 2 Spanish ships.
 At the end of movement El interceptor was now in extreme range. But neither ship was within arch of fire. This has the potential of another T being crossed If the right and wrong moves are made be any ship.

With the end of this turn I would say that the British have just about become even with the Spanish fleet. Next turn may be pivotal. Or it might be a damp squib!

As ever if you need more Photos drop me a line. And next turn will be next Saturday 8am please. As I like to get all the turn processed in the hours of Darkness so as not to Impede my painting!

I WILL SEND OUT DAMAGE REPORTS ON SUNDAY> Please do not send any turn back until they are received or anytime after that..

To be honest I did expect this game to be over by Christmas, Looks like I got that wrong. Milsey has also suggested I write this up  for the Wargames Bloggers Quarterly (WBQ). I guess he means a "How to run a Play-by-blog game and not and AAR! I might be interested in doing that if you think it would have any value and be worth reading. I am flattered to be asked though! (Cheers Milsey).

14 comments:

  1. A cunning plan of yours Clint, to give us all something to look forward to straight after Christmas - a potentially decisive turn in this epic seafaring exchange :-) I'd certainly enjoy seeing you write this up for WBQ so you a get a big YES vote from me.

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    1. Cheers Simon. I think I am hesitant as I feel a little close to it and am seeing a lot of trees and maybe not so much wood!!

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    2. The only thing I'd consider is perhaps not diving straight into the article once this play-by-blog-fest has concluded. Maybe give it a couple of weeks just to recharge your batteries and take a break? Either way I'll be reading it :-)

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    3. Yeah, I agree with Simon (Blax). Working flat out on my rules had me suffering burn-out for over a month, and I've only just got back to sorting stuff. Though Chris Stoesen has been a help with a suggestion or two, that has pointed me in the right direction at times.

      I would also be interested to read your thoughts on running the game. One point of interest for me would be the fact that your garage has had the game set up for how many months now, and I assume you won't be needing the space anytime soon?

      Great work in flying the flag for PBB games.

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    4. Thanks Simon, Thanks Roy.

      With reference to the garage. I don't drive and don't own a car. So the use of the garage is always an option for me. So that's not a problem unless I want to build any large wargames terrain. Which I don't at present.

      I will take a couple of weeks break, but not many as I want to do a zombie Play by blog game! Soon, very soon. I am also kicking the idea around of a Judge Dredd Play by blog game. But I can't see the second one happening very quickly at all.

      Once again cheers guys.

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  2. This is turning into a bit of an epic! Does anybody have that sinking feeling yet Clint?

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    1. I do Bob. I will admit I was not in the mood this morning and then I went up the shed and it all changed.

      As a wargamer playing games is what I do.

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  3. Cheers Clint.. Well done for keeping it all going..now do I see a prize!

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    1. I want to make it clear it's just for fun and no prize will be awarded by me.
      However There are a couple of British ships that could do with re-crewing. Not that these would count as a prize, but I am sure the British government would appreciate it. As for Spanish ships being prizes.... they all are if you can take them.
      Thanks Dave.

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  4. Wow.. seriously people are still alive??? Come on Spanish, give me my revenge!

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    1. It really is quite closely balanced. A couple of good shots either way could make all the difference.

      Thanks Mate

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  5. This game is a great fun and I think you should write up about it Clint, it's a game that is being played by players from all over the world, after all - how isn't this awesome?

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    1. The players have definitely made the game as far as I am concerned.
      Thank you Mathyoo.

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