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    From the Crow's nest.


    Here are a few random shots from my Basque Roads game.

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    Captains briefing and charts of the anchorage given out.


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    The explosion ship goes in passes all its event cards and destroys the Boom.


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    As it sinks the fire ships close in.


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    The first fireship fails its ignition test but starts to smoke which panics one of the French ships to cut its cable and drift away.


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    Soon several French ships are ablaze whilst other Captains cut and run or doggedly stand and fight.


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    The Frigates now attack whilst Captain Kiwi punching way above his weight, in the Bomb Brig Aetna rains down explosives on both the Fort and the French Admiral's ship Ocean.


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    Three French Captains doggedly hold the line whilst the rest drift away at whim of tide and winds.


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    Several run onto the shoals.


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    Whilst others are lucky and escape up the river.


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    This ended the night attack of the 11th, and the successful British captains celebrated their victory.

    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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    Chris's game. Breaking through the British Blockade.
    The french had to get as many ships to the Caribbean Islands as they could.

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    The Captains make ready.

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    The French split into two formations and attack the British squadrons.

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    One lone British Captain boldly holds up the French breakthrough.

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    The French line crowds in on the Lone British ship.

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    This solo feat of bravery allows the two Wings of the fleets to come together in one vast melee.

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    Inevitably ships are lost on both sides.

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    One French ship breaks through and draws several English ones out of position in an attempt to stop its escape.

    This act opened the floodgates and eventually four French ships made their escape. An overwhelming victory for the French this time.

    Bligh.
    Last edited by Bligh; 10-05-2019 at 12:59.
    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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    Those splendid pictures fill in a lot that I never had time to take Sven and are certainly better than my overviews. Thanks for that and helping me run the game.
    Well worth taking a look at Gentlemen.
    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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    My game used six ships per side, 3 x 64s and three large frigates per side, I will try and upload the scenario to the files

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    Hope to write an AAR about our games at Doncaster the next time.

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    Have you got one up your sleeve to play Sven. I would love to be able to put on a game Friday evening as well as Saturday for Chris's double game and then finish up with another one at the end of the afternoon next year.

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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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    Can't see any of the images Rob.

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    Sorry to hear that Neil.
    Have a look in my album for Doncaster and see if you can see them there.
    If not let me know and I will mail them to you.

    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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