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Bligh
06-05-2016, 03:30
Here are a few shots from the morning of day one of the show.


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The hopeful French captains discuss tactics.


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The squadrons set out.


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Whilst Captain sealegs and Bligh contest the position of second in line, our Commodore attacks his first French opponents First Rate and mauls it.
The French then run a foul of each other and cause severe damage to each other.

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The next phase is very telling.
Bligh tacks and rakes a 74 whilst Sealegs sails between the two 74s and the First Rate.
Our third 74 engages the First rate on its opposite side.
Bligh's ship sinks the 74, but sealegs having contributed to sinking one 74, and badly mauling the other, succumbs to fire from the First Rate.

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With Bligh undamaged and our Commodore still in excellent shape.
The French retreat whilst they can, with only a few points remaining.

Rob.

Bligh
06-05-2016, 03:59
Day one Afternoon session.
A much more closely contested action.

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The British Fleet do manage to form Battle line this time.

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Bligh leading takes fire from the two 74s without being able to reply as he is double shotted.

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Note Capitane Duff maneuvering his First rate in the background.
This will prove critical to the action.


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Both Squadrons exchange broadsides.

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Duff luffs and catches Bligh out with a forrard rake first firing double shotted.
Hoist with his own petard Bligh has no option but to withdraw fom the line to save his ship.


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Duff and the British Flagship now exchange complements.

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The only fleeting hope for the Brits when they catch Duff in a combined broadside.
A pity their firepower is already so weakened.

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A sea monster intervenes in the action, as the mauled British retire.

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The victorious French see off the Brits,

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Simon now gives a teach in session to the visitors.


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It concludes with the rules for collisions, and boarding actions.


Bligh.

Nightmoss
06-05-2016, 09:47
Great report and photos. It's nice to see ships on the table in a public venue. Grats to all commanders. :salute:

Union Jack
06-07-2016, 07:40
:sad:Fantastic action all round there chaps. Damn shame I wasn't there:sad::salute:

Bligh
06-07-2016, 10:46
We did miss your presence Neil.
That is probably why i did not lose a single ship.:wink:
Rob.