View Full Version : First Game.... I'm hooked

03-02-2018, 09:20
(This was the first game of SoG played by myself and a friend. He chose British and I French. I set up on Table SOUTH, he on NORTH. Random wind direction was NNW. Basic rules were used)

As day broke, the Aquilon and Courageuse saw sails on the horizon. Course to intercept was set, and lookouts reported that the ships we spied had changed course as well. The weather gauge was in our favor and we closed in and identified the HMS Vanguard and the HMS Meleager. As the British struggled against the wind, we continued to move in in formation.

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The British broke formation, and that was our time to stike. The Courageus and Aquilon verred to starbord cutting off the HMS Meleager and preparing to open fire.

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The HMS Meleager and the Courageuse exchanged broadsides. On the British ship, wood splintered and hell broke loose while cannon balls seemed to bounce off the Courageuse with no ill effect. Both ships continued to manouver, reload and fire while the Aquilon moved into the fray. Shots were fired, smoke filled the air and the HMS Vanguard continued to struggle against the wind.
The HMS Meleager continued to fight valiantly, her guns aiming high and exacting a terrible toll upon the crews of the Aquilon and the Courageuse. However, she was simply outclassed and inable to withstand the combined fire of the French.
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With a resounding crack, the HMS Meleager went to the deep. The French, having taken little hull damage but having lost much of their crews, now turned their attention to the HMS Vanguard.
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The French manouvered and put the HMS Vanguard in a deadly crossfire and poured volley after volley into their foe, smashing their foe to bits. Vanguard returned fire slaying crew with every shot but doing little damage to the hulls of the French. In the final exchange of fire, the British ship was sundered and sent to the deep. The Courageuse and the Aquilon limped home with what few men were still able to sail.

(Both British ships were destroyed. Both French ships saw little hull damage, but were reduced to a single crew box on their logs. Had we used standard or advanced rules, crew attrition would have proved crippling.
In short, great introduction, we had a great time and have found a new love in SoG).

03-02-2018, 12:42
A very snappy action Josh.
Clear concise and with good pictures well illustrated.
What a bloody conclusion.

03-03-2018, 22:15
Thank you for the good A.A.R., Josh. :thumbsup: I am glad to hear that you are enjoying playing Sails of Glory.

Capn Duff
03-07-2018, 08:49
A belated, my apologies, well done on the aar and glad you have enjoyed the game.
I look forward to reading more

03-07-2018, 09:09
Excellent opening salvo Josh. :thumbsup: