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    This coming October 6th, 2018 at the Council of Five Nations convention in Schenectady, NY, (see http://swa-gaming.org/council) I'll be running an abridged version of the Battle of Trafalgar with the OB below. The OB is subject to change with the release of new ship models (Santisima Trinidad, hopefully), or based on input from those more knowledgable that I. I might also slip the HMS Africa in since the model is available. Please feel free to comment.

    The British have a point advantage over the combined fleet, but I think that is necessary for them to carry the action to the enemy.

    British:

    Weather Column:

    HMS Victory, 104 200
    HMS Bellona, 74 (Leviathan, 74) 135
    HMS Brittania, 100 187
    HMS Spartiate, 74 144
    666

    Lee Column:

    HMS Royal Sovereign, 100 192
    HMS Hibernia, 100 (Dreadnought, 98) 212
    HMS Defiance, 74 134
    HMS Defence, 74 135
    673
    1,339

    French/Spanish:

    Duguay-Trouin, 74 144
    San Francisco de Asis, 74 139
    San Agustin, 74 151
    Redoutable, 74 150
    Santa Ana, 112 213
    Le Swiftsure, 74 135
    Principe de Asturias, 112 210
    Le Berwick, 74 135
    1,277

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    I will be signing up for this game for sure !!! Thanks Michael for organizing and running the game.
    Bill

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    Hi Michael,
    I just registered for your Trafalgar game at the Council of the Five Nations convention -- really looking forward to it !
    Bill

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    Good luck with your project Michael, if I can help with anything dont hesitate

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    Michael,
    I have my registration....I have my hotel...I am very excited about this game...looking forward to seeing you once again.
    Bill

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    Hi Michael, if you would like I have HMS Leviathan, ship card, ship mat and base insert all presized so all you need is print off, let me know if you want a copy

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    Bill:

    I'm all set as well. I'll be arriving late Friday afternoon, see you then.

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Duff View Post
    Hi Michael, if you would like I have HMS Leviathan, ship card, ship mat and base insert all presized so all you need is print off, let me know if you want a copy
    Chris:

    That would be excellent! I'm always looking for anything that will add to the historic nature of the battle.

    Thanks
    Michael

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    Not a problem Michael, just pm me your email and Ill get them sent off to you.

    I have just updated my Trafalgar project thread with the gameplay rules if you want to take a look. This is found after the fleet pics.

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    Got your pm, will tr6 and get this done for you today.

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    Email sent, let me know you receive ok

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    Michael, thanks for running the Trafalger game Saturday. Thanks to you and Bill (Wentworth) I really enjoyed my first action on the high seas.

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    I took some photos too -- mostly of the lee column that Peter and I commanded. I'll post them when feeling better -- had a bad fall in heavy rains that were remnant of Hurricane Michael and broke elbow and a rib --thus keyboarding a bit of a challenge.
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    Ouch hope you recover soon Bill, I look forward to the pics when you can.

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    I add my wishes for a speedy recovery to those of Chris, Bill.
    I recommend plenty of liquid refreshment in the meantime.
    Best taken indoors sitting down so as not to cause a repetition of the injuries.
    Bligh.
    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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    Peter:

    Glad you had a good time! Hope to see you in a game again soon.

    Michael

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    Bill:

    Sorry to hear about the injuries. Having broken a rib in the past, you're in for six weeks of no fun. Hope your elbow doesn't cause too much trouble on top of that. I'll get my AAR (with pictures) on the game posted this weekend.

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knighttyme View Post
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    Glad you had a good time! Hope to see you in a game again soon.

    Michael
    Where in Mass are you? I just left Cape Cod to retire to Maine. I grew up down in Fairhaven.

    Fairhaven has part claim to the first successful naval engagement in the AWI, capturing a British vessel. Britain then paid a visit, captured Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven and then proceeded to burn neighboring New Bedford. Article 'HERE'

    Here in Maine Machais made a claim to the first engagement but it is actually the second. Article 'HERE'

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoSheets View Post
    Where in Mass are you? I just left Cape Cod to retire to Maine. I grew up down in Fairhaven.

    Fairhaven has part claim to the first successful naval engagement in the AWI, capturing a British vessel. Britain then paid a visit, captured Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven and then proceeded to burn neighboring New Bedford. Article 'HERE'

    Here in Maine Machais made a claim to the first engagement but it is actually the second. Article 'HERE'
    I live in the Bradford section of Haverhill. Where are you in Maine? Have you been to Huzzah!?

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    I'm in Ellsworth. Yes, been to all but one Huzzah!. This past one I ran 3 Wings games on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. I think Bill played in a SoG game you ran? We'll have to coordinate schedules next year.

    Have you ever been to HAVOC?

    Next year I hope to start going to Carnage on the Mountain instead of Fall In.

    Haverhill, my wife has a daughter that lives there.

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    Thanks Rob & Michael for the well wishes. No way to put a cast on a broken rib, so 6 weeks of pain (don't cough or sneeze) ahead. Rob -- I like your idea of administering liquids aplenty -- wise move on the sitting down advice !

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    I've had some difficulty uploading these photos to my album on CoFN, but here goes a try to add them here. Peter (Twosheets on Sails / Teaticket on Wings) and I commanded the lee column in this battle. Thanks to Michael (Knighttyme) for planning, running, and managing the battle so well.

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    While it was a close run thing, the British were declared the victors !

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    Ah, our near run thing hey Bill? Captain Wentworth led the way with the HMS Royal Sovereign and the HMS Hibernia, giving the lead Frenchies a thrashing. When I got on the scene with the HMS Defiance and HMS Defence we joined in the fray pell-mell. A boarding was ordered and we summarily took a French prize. God save the King.
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    Thanks for the pictures of the Action Bill.
    Glad you managed to get them done.
    For what it's worth I can only load one picture at a time myself.
    Rob.
    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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