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spiessbuerger
08-28-2014, 14:09
Prussia (Player):
Kapitänleutnant Philipp von Mansfeld (Deft Captain) commanding the frigate Amazone (HMS Sybille)

Privateer (AI):
Captain Bartholomew Roberts (no special ability) commanding a frigate (Proserpine)

Location: Atlantic Ocean 30°07'42"N 15°51'55"W

Prussian Order: Find the four treasures and escape from the hurricane

Game settings:
Standard rules (Veer, Time to React for player ships, Raking Shots) but only firing with ball
Plus additional rules: Boarding, Forced Aim, Continuous Fire, Let the Men Drink!,
Crew Damage Effects on Captains, Disengagement and Ship-Hits instead of Base-Hits

Preamble: My name is Philipp von Mansfeld, Kapitänleutnant of his Prussian Majesty's Navy. :hatsoff:
Commanding the 40 guns frigate Amazone. I have the order to find a Spanish treasure,
hidden on a small island in the Atlantic ocean. Today morning the wanted island came in sight…

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Round 2: This might be a lucky day for all of us.
The first landing troop come back with a treasure chest full of gold doubloons.

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Round 5: The third landing troop find the next treasure.
“Good on you!” At that rate, we are back home as rich men in a couple of days.
But…

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...“Sails on the horizon - Starbord ahead!” Shouts the man in the crow’s nest.
I run on deck and take a look through the telescope.
"A full-rigged ship – no flags. Better we get prepared…"

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But first: Teatime!
“Ensign James! Bring me a cake and coffee, please!”
While drinking the hot coffee I think about the mysterious ship on the horizon.
“Hope they don’t come to steal my treasures.”

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Round 7: What I didn’t know - they do! :smack:

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“Sir. The ship is coming closer. Any order?”
I put the last piece of cake into my mouth. Take a good gulp of coffee too and run up on bridge…

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“Holy ****. These bastard is on collision track!”
Now the mysterious ship raises his flags – pirates!
“All men clear for boarding! Soldiers into the tops!”

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Both ships crash together and pass slowly against each other.
The boarding is a massacre.
The privateer is not well equipped but we can’t capture the ship.

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A big vibration. “Grounded! That’s not good.”
And it get worse. A few seconds later we get hit by a narrow broadside.
“What the hell is going on?”

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We warp free but the privateer is sailing away.
Many pirates are killed and the captain gave order to disengage.
“Better only one small treasure on board than a wrecked ship on sea ground, right?”

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Round 13: Just in the moment to give order for chasing the privateer I realize a huge dark cloud bank in the west getting closer.
“Full sails! Steersman: Course east! ...Hope we are faster than the hurricane.”

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"But captain, maybe there is one more treasure?"
"Well, well. But hurry" I goad the landing troop... Who came back with one more chest of gold doubloons. :clap:
"And now let’s go home!”

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Round 15: That was tight. Rescue at last second.
“Well done, men. Ensign James! What’s the dinner today? And one drink for everyone!”

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:beer::singin::thanks:

spiessbuerger
08-28-2014, 14:09
Conclusion

The final status of the Prussian frigate Amazone, carrying three treasures:

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The final status of the privateer, disengaged with one treasure:

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Prussia
Captain Philipp von Mansfeld (P) on the frigate Amazone: returned to port with three treasures, no injuries

Privateer
Captain Bartholomew Roberts (AI) on a frigate: disengaged with one treasure, no injuries

+ 1 Point (3 treasures)
victory (+1) for the Royal Prussian Navy

...If I had a little bit more time I had surrendered the nasty privateer :cry:

Nightmoss
08-28-2014, 18:13
Thanks Matthias! That was a very enjoyable AAR and I really enjoyed the coffee and cake. Of course now I'm hungry!?! :thumbsup:

Hobbes
08-29-2014, 02:02
Hi Matthias,

Nice AAR, enjoyed reading it till the very end. What a close finish.

Also, very nice first picture and I do like your turn counter.

Uthoroc
08-29-2014, 04:43
Vey nice, thanks for the great report! Hmmm... where is my cake?

Comte de Brueys
09-07-2014, 11:13
Great AAR, comrade! :thumbsup:

We need to be fast if we have only 15 turns.

Bligh
07-23-2015, 04:17
Very entertaining as usual Matt.
The dialogue was very amusing.
I also like your turn marker.
Rob.