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Bligh
10-06-2015, 08:07
Here is a Bligh's eye view of Sails from The World Championships.



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Three British Liners block the narrows as the two French 74s attempt to break through.


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Close up and personal. My Commodore goes aboard the British Admirals 74.


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Captain Blighzon scrapes past into the open water.


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Whilst my Commodore takes all the flack.


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And eventually goes down gloriously.


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It is now three to one but the British need to come about.


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A serious tactical discussion ensues.


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With many flag hoists.


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None of the British notice Cyril the Squirrel making off with their supply's of Toblerone.



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Meanwhile the British Squadron tries to come about in the narrows as I make off in the distance.


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One 74 manages to run aground.
That makes it two to one.



My damage is not looking too bad, so I come about and try to make a run for home down the far side of the island.


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Unluckily for me one 74 manages to get out of Irons and sails towards my ship.

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Just before I can make the Island he gets across my stern an delivers a raking broadside, forcing me to strike.
How unlucky is that!

Blighzon.

Union Jack
10-06-2015, 08:41
Not luck, but damn good seamanship. Huzzah for the British Squadron. Frenchies deserved everything they got!

A very nice looking game and don't those islands look nice too?


Just before I can make the Island he gets across my stern an delivers a raking broadside, forcing me to strike.
How unlucky is that!

Blighzon.

Comte de Brueys
10-06-2015, 11:00
An outnumbered French squadron. :surrender:

What was the wind direction?

My question is because the French one with the red hull is damn close at the British SoL in the middle. :question:

Naharaht
10-06-2015, 12:45
Sadly, I cannot see your images, Rob. All I can see are things like "Name: IMG_1194.jpg Views: 5 Size: 176.5 KB".

Bligh
10-06-2015, 13:26
They were actually aboard each other Sven.
The wind was from the South East at this time I believe, having just veered from due East.
Rob.

Bligh
10-06-2015, 13:30
Sadly, I cannot see your images, Rob. All I can see are things like "Name: IMG_1194.jpg Views: 5 Size: 176.5 KB".

Sorry to hear that Dave.
I have no answer to that one.
I could E-mail you the pictures if you wish.
Rob.

Capn Duff
10-12-2015, 03:31
Strange, I also cannot see any of the pics except for the last showing the ship mat.
Glad you enjoyed the scenario, although it was a three to two, one Brtish 3rd rate decided that ramming the Island was a good idea, I recall the was some discussion about native girls on the beach or some such :)