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    Default AAR. Cutting it fine. Captain Kiwi.

    Captain Kiwi AAR.

    HMS Amelia closes with the coast just out of range from the forts in the small hours of the morning.



    Reducing speed, her cutting out crews take to the ships boats towing astern.





    With muffled oars they head for the harbour.
    Amelia comes about to avoid being spotted when dawn breaks.


    As the crews pass the forts on the headland this triggers a card to be drawn from the deck of incidents. Luckily they are not spotted by the sentries.



    As the boats approach the boom, they hear muffled sounds from the Picket boat as it heads away from them.



    With the draw of another card they force the boom without being spotted.



    Working their way stealthily across the harbour the boats approach their objective.



    The boats split forces, with one going alongside the Alligator, whilst the Marines and the rest of the sailors approach the Courageous.



    The Alligator is subdued without any problem, but the Courageous crew are disturbed. This triggers another card to see if a fight ensues.



    Fortunately the crew are overcome without sounding the alarm, and both ships anchor cables are cut and sails set.



    Both ships head for the harbour entrance just as false dawn breaks.






    As the light improves, they are spotted by a lookout in the tower on the harbour wall.



    As the two ships pass the forts, Captain Kiwi flys a French flag to try and fool the gunners.



    The ploy fails and the ships come under fire which they return.





    A running fight now takes place.



    Having now moved into long range the Amelia gives covering fire.



    She receives some return fire from the Forts and catches fire.



    With dawn now well and truly approaching she heads out of range leading the prizes.



    As the ships get out of range Courageous receives a parting shot from the forts.




    Mission achieved.

    Captain Kiwi.
    Last edited by Bligh; 04-13-2020 at 13:04.
    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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    Last edited by Bligh; 04-13-2020 at 13:21.
    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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