View Full Version : After Action Report Part2 with pics

03-01-2014, 10:49
Ahoy me hearties, Last instalment of our three game storyline. Firstly as stated previously I use compass dice rather than drawing chits for random wind direction these are from SnMstuff.

The damage counter bags are from Thecleverbaggers uk 69p each

After the last engagement HMS Vanguard SOL badly damaged limped away later she sought refuge in the lea of some islets trying to make herself seaworthy enough to cross the channel. Whilst HMS Spartiate SOL sits of shore on guard. Two French frigates Unite and Hermione undamaged from the last fight have been in pursuit but keeping distance. Now they come within distance and Spartiate moves to engage.

The French manoeuvre to try and get a safer raking shot off, this Hermione succeeds in doing to terrible effect 1st Fire, double ball, raking from the stern aiming high. Before Spartiate can adjust to this fire Unite also gets in a partial broadside.

Meanwhile Vanguard succeeds in her repairs (6 on a d6 got 1 damage box back). Sees a French frigate raises anchor and sails away. Later firing off a partial then heads out to open waters.

The French wolves can smell blood, circling ever closer they pound away at Spartiate then after marines exchange musketry HMS Spartiate surrenders to Unite.

The French win the scenarios overall.

The astute will notice that we had to move an islet mid game as Captain Smith sailed straight into it. The tale of his sailing prowess to fill taverns for years to come.

03-01-2014, 11:16
Very nice, Rick. :thumbsup:

The aesthetics are quite eye-catching.

I will look for the dice. Where did you get the land tiles?

03-01-2014, 12:48
Thanks for the report!

so does this mean 2 frigates CAN take out an SOL? Was there smart maneuvering on the French part, and/or mistakes by the British that helped lead to that outcome?

03-01-2014, 12:50
Sorry Eric I did mean to mention that the terrain is hexon 2 from kallistra they are 100mm hexes.

03-01-2014, 12:57
Fred, Credit for the French tactics goes to Capt Monsieur Neil Bruce, though if you look at the relative point values they are the same ie Spartiate equals both Hermione and Unite so I guess they got that one right. Though I feel that the frigates do have to get first shots and raking to stand half a chance.

03-01-2014, 13:18
Sorry Eric I did mean to mention that the terrain is hexon 2 from kallistra they are 100mm hexes.

Thanks. Interesting site and resource: http://www.kallistra.co.uk/index.php

03-01-2014, 13:47
Very enjoyable report and photos. Thanks much!

03-01-2014, 14:09
Excellent report Rick. Thank you for the information and photos of the compass dice. :thumbsup:

03-01-2014, 14:53
Thanks all, the way I use the compass dice is roll one for initial direction then each turn re-roll if new direction within one point of difference then wind indicator is adjusted. However maybe others can come up with a better usage.

03-05-2014, 20:53
Thank you for this report, Rick.

07-24-2015, 17:07
The water looks very eye catching. Where did it come from?

Loki 13
07-24-2015, 20:19
:beer: WOW ! That was very good , love the water very nice looking. Cheers to all. :beer:

07-25-2015, 00:49
:beer: WOW ! That was very good , love the water very nice looking. Cheers to all. :beer:
The Mat came from Terrainmat.com and is 48"x48" , you could also check out Hotz Mats.

07-25-2015, 13:55
Neat scenario Rick.
A very entertaining little action.
I have heard of those floating islands, very dangerous.