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Nightbomber
07-19-2015, 15:00
Yesterday my group gathered to play a game as it had been scheduled a week before. 8 captains plus 2 coatal batteries commanders enjoyed the event as hell;).

I planned a scenario that might have taken place in the Med theatre when a French squadron was trying to pass through a kind of dire strait defended by British coastal batteries and opposed by a formidable British fleet...

The strait of sorts you can see on the left side of the picture. The French were to come from the right, the British from the left...
Victory conditions? Two of the French ships including their flagship had to quit the left side of the battleground...
Standard rules plus optional ones: Let the men drink (Oh yes!), Flagship, First broadside, Variable wind.

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15588&d=1437334248

The sailors were coming early to take command...
Me on the far left...I know, there is no piracy allowed, but we did our best to engage the young sailors;).

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15587&d=1437334184

The starting positions...

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15589&d=1437334310

The British squadron under my command (the flagship...)

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15592&d=1437334613

The French, scattered by the changing wind...

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15593&d=1437334658

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15590&d=1437334374

I forgot to take pics in the heat of the battle, but...
My flagship was sunk and two of the French ships managed to pass the strait (ouuuuch!)
You can see a young Filip, an experienced SoG player of my group, cheering! In fact he helped me a lot tracking the rules and the course of the game.
I am happy these younglings are becoming captains!

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15594&d=1437334710

Ahoy!

Nightmoss
07-19-2015, 15:32
Thanks for the great AAR and excellent photos. Pirates are cool!! So is that "Sink of Swim" T-shirt. :happy:

It's great to see the younger ones engaged in play as well. I'll bet they also play Wings of Glory? :thumbsup:

Nightbomber
07-19-2015, 16:07
Thanks for the great AAR and excellent photos. Pirates are cool!! So is that "Sink of Swim" T-shirt. :happy:

It's great to see the younger ones engaged in play as well. I'll bet they also play Wings of Glory? :thumbsup:

Oh yes, they do play WoG:). One of them was the deadliest pilot during Prague Con 2012!:happy:

Comte de Brueys
07-20-2015, 01:49
Great AAR, Andrzej.

Time to meet those formidable Polish Captains & pilots again in September.

That the French scored a victory is the sugar icing on this entertaining AAR. :thumbsup:

(I like the last picture when Slavek picks some damage counters out of the cup and Phillip has this victorious smile on his face. :wink:)

Nightbomber
07-20-2015, 03:04
Thanks for your rep salvos, Mates!
Yeap, that was the moment, Sven. :wink:
The group is waiting for your visit!

Loki 13
07-21-2015, 21:06
:beer: Very nice , looks everyone enjoyed themselves. :beer:

Naharaht
07-21-2015, 21:35
Thank you for the AAR, Andrzej. It is good to see so many young captains.:hatsoff:

Bligh
07-22-2015, 10:50
Looks as if you have this sails thing nailed Andy.
Get 'em young, add a bit of piratical magic and then wean them onto historical scenarios before they realize things have changed.:wink:
Rob.

Union Jack
07-25-2015, 12:07
Shades of treasure island there Andy. No keel hauling or splicing the main brace?