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Bligh
01-31-2016, 04:36
Une rencontre fortuite.



19621

Capitane André Duepay reflects on the fortunes of war in the Captain's cabin of HMS Bellerophon.


19623

Earlier that day he had encountered her as he headed for the Isle De France in his 74 Le Swiftsure.


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Both ships closed on opposite courses and exchanged broadsides.



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Both ships inflicted serious damage to the other.


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Fire from the tops was indecisive.


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Both ships attempted to maneuver the other into an inferior position.


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Swiftsure gets into an untenable position and takes a Broadside from Bellerophon.


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However Bellerophon is now taken aback.




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Despite this setback Bellerophon is eventually able to get in a front rake upon Dupay's ship.


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Le Swiftsure is hurt badly.


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In trying to close for a boarding action, again the bold Dupay is mauled by Belleraphon and loses more seamen.


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Even though Dupay gets a stern rake upon the Belleraphon, his return fire is much weakened by losses.



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Belleraphon now closes for the Coup de Grace.


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Hardly able to reply, and with his ship reduced to a hulk, the brave Dupay is forced to haul down his colours.


The Butcher's Bill.

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I must add that to say that although this was Cpt Kiwi's first game in Sails, he acquitted himself admirably, and on repairing to my cabin for after battle beverages his sword was returned to him.
Well fought Andy.
Bligh.:hatsoff:

Torrence
01-31-2016, 08:14
Very nice straightforward action!
And your custom Bellerophon cuts a fine figure, I especially like the strong yellow of the sides.

Nightmoss
01-31-2016, 10:07
Very enjoyable read and AAR. Compliments to you both. :salute: :drinks:

Herkybird
01-31-2016, 13:10
Indeed, a good AAR and a fine encounter! Well done to both captains! :thumbsup:

Bligh
01-31-2016, 14:10
Very nice straightforward action!
And your custom Bellerophon cuts a fine figure, I especially like the strong yellow of the sides.

Thanks for your comment Richard.
The yellow was only actually an ink wash over the original buff colour.
Rob.

Union Jack
02-05-2016, 17:30
A gallant little action. I'm still wandering whether to sell the Langtons or keep them as I have more choice of ships........

Herkybird
02-05-2016, 17:38
Whatever you choose will be the right decision! Trust yourself! :thumbsup: