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    Default Cochrane and the Spanish treasure ship.

    THE GOLDEN GOOSE.




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    Cochrane seeks the Spanish payroll ships.




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    Seeks a port for news and provisions.


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    Enters the port

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    The wind changes to East.


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    The Spanish ships are forced to move away from the coast by the wind change.



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    They sight the port, but not the nature of the ships within.

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    And are in turn sighted by Corcoran.


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    Who makes all sail to intersept.

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    Leaving the harbour with O'Higgins in the van.


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    Catching the Spanish flat footed.

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    The Spanish Frigate has to turn to defend the treasure ship.


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    Corcoran spots the ploy and ignoring the frigate heads out to intercept the treasure ship.

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    Latauro meanwhile heads for the Frigate.

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    En passant O'Higgins bow rakes the Frigate.


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    Meanwhile the Treasure ship in haste to escape misses stays and is taken all aback.


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    The Frigate with no sea room is forced to luff and follow Cochrane around.


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    This gives Latauro the perfect opportunity to stern rake Mahonsea with Ball over grape decimating her crew and setting her on fire.


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    The deck is soon alight.

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    The blaze quickly spreading to her sails.


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    Instead of striking, very foolishly Mahonsa's Captain continues to fire on the O'Higgins.


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    In response Latauro comes about and rakes Mahonsa once more.
    This time her colours come tumbling down as all hands take station to deal with the fire, hurling blazing sails overboard and manning the pumps.

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    O'Higgins now comes up with the San Francisco De Asis which is tilll in the winds eye. Chorcrane gives her a full broadside.

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    Asis hurridly replys with her forrard battery which does no damage whatever to O'Higgins being badly aimed.


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    Assis now crosses the stern of O'Higgins in order to gain some headway.


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    This also gives her chance to do some real damage to the O'Higgins.


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    As the ships pass Asis also gets the better of the firing from the tops.


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    However this proves to be her undoing because it allows Latauro to close her only escape route. Out of sea room she ploughs into the cliff face of a small cove.


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    One last feeble effort manages to drive off the now badly damaged and under crewwd O'Higgins.


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    Lautoro now anchors off Asis's stern quarter and a musket duel ensues.


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    O'Higgins gets in one more Broadside before leaving the action.

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    Latauro now adds to the Spanish misery with her Forrard guns.


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    Asis replys before the next volley from the fighting tops.


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    Latauro now concludes matters with a volly from a swivel mounted in the tops taking down the last of the deck crew and officers.

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    Asis strikes and a jolly boat is despatched from Latauro to assess the damage and seek for treasure in the form of the paybox for all the Spanish garrisons in the Pacific.

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    A Cochrane's request aid is also sent to help him crew the O'Higgins back to port.

    Captain Kiwi.

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    The Damage.


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    Thanks for the game Andy I really enjoyed it and the saga continues. See you on Thursday.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Nice game chaps enjoyed the action and pics

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