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    Default Hammerhead 4th March 2023.

    Just a quick reminder about Hammerhead in March.
    Interested shipmates please contact me in this thread to show your interest.

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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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    Had contact with organisers and have asked for two tables for the show.
    One for Sails and second for Wings WW1.

    Anyone interested please let either myself or Rob know and we can sort things out.
    I can supply most ships so we just need helpers.

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    Thanks Chris.
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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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    Hope you have a good day, and recruit many new sailors and airmen to the cause.

    If they don't come voluntarily there's alway the Press Gang.

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    I look forward to seeing all my old shipmates tomorrow at the show.

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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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    Have fun, Rob! Take lots of pictures!
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    We had a great day thanks Dobbs, even though most of the players were shipmates. I did get one of the excited punters to take a card for the Anchorage.
    I will post the pictures as soon as they are processed tomorrow.

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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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    Finally got around to processing all the photos.
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    \let the games begin.
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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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    First encounter.
    Catching fire is not so good. Nor is loosing so many crew.
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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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    The other ships jostle for the upwind position.
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    Last edited by Bligh; 05-25-2023 at 10:01.
    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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    As the San Martin and Proserpina continue to duke it out, every other passing ship tries to get in on the action.
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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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    Next a boarding action starts, concluding the Proserpina's day and also that of the San Martin. I just knew the loss of all those men at the start of the action would come back to bite them both.
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    Last edited by Bligh; 05-25-2023 at 10:00.
    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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    Finally Ifignia wins the day.
    The moral of the story!
    Keep away from the grapes in any form other than in a bottle.
    Bligh.

    Last edited by Bligh; 05-25-2023 at 13:15.
    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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    Here are a few shots taken in the second game.
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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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    The final game of the afternoon was a feirce encounter.
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    It opened quietly enough with two ships loaded once again with Grape, but out of range as they passed. Having manouvered things soon heated up for the Spanish.
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    The return fire was paltry to say the least.
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    Last edited by Bligh; 05-25-2023 at 13:12.
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    it was not long before the remaining ships in the squadrons became engaged aqnd one more broadside was enough to send Proserpina to a watery grave which was just revenge for the earlier first encounter.
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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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    Two ships now decided to go for a spin around the rocky islets.
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    Once again the Spaniard was at a disadvantage as yet another fire broke out.
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    A subtle change in the wind direction put the Spaniard under even more of a disadvantage, and taken all aback he was forced to face another bow rake.
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    This concluded the afternoon's action with another sinking.
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    A decisive win for the Chilean Navy in this final game.
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    This defeat of the Spanish at the hands of Admiral Cochrane and his Chilean squadron will naturally lead on to the next game played at Partizan this last weekend.

    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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