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    Good looking tower Vol. Who makes the files for...

    Good looking tower Vol. Who makes the files for that?

    Rob.
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    Nice one Achim, and good of you to keep my thread...

    Nice one Achim, and good of you to keep my thread going with this life support intervention.
    Rob.
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    Coming along very well Vol. I must make time to...

    Coming along very well Vol. I must make time to get back to my ship building projects.

    Rob.
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    Thanks very much for your kind remarks Achim, and...

    Thanks very much for your kind remarks Achim, and also for the Rep points.
    I will write up the sequels to this after Doncaster this weekend when the main encounter will take place.

    Rob.
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    I will explain what I have been up to after...

    I will explain what I have been up to after Doncaster this weekend,
    Rob.
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    The French captain had in fact thwarted Host’s...

    The French captain had in fact thwarted Host’s plan to complete his mission as he had suffered so many casualties that having supplied a prize crew for the French ship, he felt undermanned to face...
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    The French colours came down and Junon’s captain...

    The French colours came down and Junon’s captain surrendered his sword to Captain Hoste, who rapidly returned it to a brave and worthy adversary.
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    Although the French put up a good fight, the...

    Although the French put up a good fight, the superior numbers on the Bacchante finally overcame all resistance.
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    The rest of the boarding also proved very...

    The rest of the boarding also proved very difficult as the battle swung to and fro over some time before the action was finally decided.
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    Matters did not, however, progress as Hoste had...

    Matters did not, however, progress as Hoste had envisaged.
    Firing from the tops caused him more casualties than he dished out, as most of his Marines were engaged in the boarding action.
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    Whilst he had the French in disarray Hoste...

    Whilst he had the French in disarray Hoste decided to settle the issue swiftly by boarding and came about, running aboard the Frenchman. Grapples were cast and the two ships became fast friends for...
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    However, the Junonís captain seeing the British...

    However, the Junonís captain seeing the British ship coming under fire from the garrison decided to chance his arm against the Bacchante and coming about approached the swiftly turning Frigate.
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    Having ascertained the strength of the guns on...

    Having ascertained the strength of the guns on those two forts Hoste now edged the Bacchante away intending to test the guns of the two forts and bastions guarding the main harbour.
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    The battery on the Town now chanced its arm but...

    The battery on the Town now chanced its arm but the barrels of the guns being still cold in the main the shots fell well short.
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    Host called for more sail as he tried to clear...

    Host called for more sail as he tried to clear the guns of the fort.
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    The Frenchman meanwhile seemed to studiedly...

    The Frenchman meanwhile seemed to studiedly ignore the firing and pressed on to the South East.
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    In an instant the guns bracketed the ship with a...

    In an instant the guns bracketed the ship with a fusillade of fire.
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    Unfortunately it was now that the prevailing wind...

    Unfortunately it was now that the prevailing wind played him false by veering to the North Northeast, and momentarily driving his ship nearer to fort Lovrijenac’s guns.
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    As the Frenchman was clearly of a lesser power...

    As the Frenchman was clearly of a lesser power than the Bacchante and was heading out to sea, Hoste paid it no further attention and proceeded with his mission to count the fortifications guns along...
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    Using his Dolland glass to scan the area Captain...

    Using his Dolland glass to scan the area Captain Hoste could clearly see a French Frigate clearing the Harbour breakwater.
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    It was at that moment that the masthead lookout...

    It was at that moment that the masthead lookout hailed the quarter-deck with the shout of ďEnemy in sight, two points off the port bow!Ē

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    Sticky: Today we welcome a new shipmate from Australia....

    Today we welcome a new shipmate from Australia. He is Royce, aka Cry Havoc from Perth.

    Rob.
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    From the heights it was easy to see that the...

    From the heights it was easy to see that the British Frigate was tempting the guns to open up, and very soon the Fortís commander ordered just such an action.
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    Counting the guns! As the false...

    Counting the guns!





    As the false dawn gave way to full morning light an observer on the battlements of Fort Lovrijenac could see HMS Bacchante proceeding down the channel between it...
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    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Dubrovnik: The prologue.



    Following his success at the Battle of Lissa, Captain Hoste and his Squadron were in sore need of repairs. In June Hoste and the Amphion sailed for England, and he...
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