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Bligh
12-30-2015, 05:39
Or the Spanish Job.

Outside the port of Cartagena Captain Don Denis Diego Wadeagar 80 gun ship Heroe, attracts the attention of Captain Framlingham Kyte RN. commanding the 74 HMS Bellerophon.

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A swift broadside from the British ship holes the Spaniard in three places, despite several shots splashing down outside the vessel.

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The next pass is not nearly so effective with only steering damage and some crew loss to the Belleraphon.

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However, the reply is equally weak.

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Passing across the Heroe's bow, Kyte rakes the Spanish ship and sets it on fire.

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The two vessels then close and a fusillade from the Fighting Tops is exchanged, without boarding.

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His ship in Irons, once again Wadeagar is out manoeuvred, and this time the Forrard rake from the Bellerophon is so devastating as to render the Heroe unmanageable.

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Another fire breaks out, and Wadeagar is forced to capitulate.

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Though wounded in the action Captain Kyte despatches his First Lt. in the ships Cutter to take possession of the Spaniard, and invite the valiant Captain Don Denis Diego Wadeagar and his Officers to take supper with him aboard the Bellerophon.



The Butcher's Bill.


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Rob.

Naharaht
12-30-2015, 09:27
A thorough AAR, Rob! I like your watersplash and fire markers.

Union Jack
12-31-2015, 11:06
Way to go Bellerophon. Devastating game Rob. Poor Spaniard lost it in the first exchange me thinks. Nice touch to invite the Spanish to dinner though, just to rub it in a trifle, or should I say rum in the trifle?

Bligh
12-31-2015, 13:19
Of course Jack!
You should always say Rum in the Trifle.:drinks:
Never trifle with a trifle.
Bligh.

TWR
04-29-2016, 19:27
Goodness, three leaks in the first broadside!

Bligh
04-30-2016, 03:43
Rum in the Trifle, and Leeks in the Broadside! Whatever next Keith.


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Bligh.

Hjl
05-01-2016, 17:17
Very nice, where did you get those markers?

Herkybird
05-01-2016, 17:38
I wonder how many battles are won and lost on the first broadside!?? :takecover:

Bligh
05-02-2016, 03:08
Very nice, where did you get those markers?

The splash markers are Litco, Hugh.

http://www.litko.net/news/45/Litko's-UK-Dealer-%252d-Figures-In-Comfort-.html
(http://www.litko.net/news/45/Litko's-UK-Dealer-%252d-Figures-In-Comfort-.html)



Note the American flag in the top RH corner.

Rob.

Herkybird
05-02-2016, 03:43
I wonder if the Litko splash markers might do for icebergs, if not for splashes?!! :takecover::smack:

Bligh
05-02-2016, 04:04
I wonder if the Litko splash markers might do for icebergs, if not for splashes?!! :takecover::smack:

They do them Rich.

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but what has given me an idea is the Fog bank markers.


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Rob.

Herkybird
05-02-2016, 04:07
Fog banks, hmmm- that might make for an interesting game! :thumbsup: