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#1 John Tyson

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:30 PM

This is my second solo game using the Post Captain rules. I have found these to be mostly very historical (for this land lubber anyway) and satisfying set of rules, especially for solo play. I use acrylic markers to designate boardsides (red/orange flames &smoke), previously fired and reloading markers (simple smoke), and flames when a ship catches fire. I use just card stock and my writing for sunk, strike, etc.

 

Scale is 1:1200.

 

Here is a brief summery of my twenty (20) turn Post Captain battle.

The order of battle:
French
"Republicain" (Red Check hull) 110-gun (1st Rate)
"Pluton" (Ochre hull) 74-gun (3rd Rate)
"Scipion" (Red hull) 74-gun (3rd Rate)
"Artemise" (Red Check hull) 32-gun (5th Rate)

British
"Victory" (White flag) 100-gun (1st Rate)
"Captain" (Red flag) 74-gun (3rd Rate)
"Thunderer" (White flag) 74-gun (3rd Rate)
"Seahorse" (Red flag) 38-gun (5th Rate)

 

The opening position with the French having the weather gauge.
(Please forgive my paperwork on the table. Distracting, I know.)

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#2 John Tyson

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:30 PM

Both fleets closing, the frigates getting out of the way as the battleships form line of battle.

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"Thunderer" gets in the opening shot with a bow rake on "Republicain."

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Shortly, both fleets are exchanging broadsides.

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#3 John Tyson

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:31 PM

It's not long until the battle turns into a general melee, both sides loosing any semblance of formation. The battle turns into a swirl of maneuver to bring guns to bear; broadside roar!

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#4 John Tyson

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:32 PM

First, "Captain" stuck her colors.

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Then, "Pluton" sunk from numerous British hull shots.

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Demasted and taking stern rakes from the French battleships, "Victory" was forced to strike.

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Later, a lucky shot from a "Seahorse" carronade set the "Republican" on fire! After four turns of fighting the fire and unable to extinguish the flame, the French admiral ordered the crew to abandon the flag ship.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:32 PM

Although both sides were battered, another lucky long range stern rake shot from one a "Seahorse" long 18 caused the French frigate "Artemise" to loose her main mast, whereupon she stuck her colors.

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With "Republicain" abandoned, "Pluton" sunk, and "Artemise" stiking her colors, the much battered "Scipion" elects to withdraw.

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The British were able to recover the "Victory" and "Captain" which had struck, and the captain of "Thunderer," the largest British ship remaining, was thus enabled to declare a British VICTORY!!

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Let us not overlook the gallant little frigate "Seahorse." She accounted for setting the 110-gun "Repulicain" ablaze, and demasting the 32-gun frigate "Artemise" sealing the victory.

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Mates, what appropriate laurels should the Admiralty shower upon the gallant "Seahorse"????

 

Thanks for looking at my little sea battle using Post Captain rules. It was a most enjoyable game.

 

God bless,

John



#6 Kenny Noe

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

Thank you John!!  Great AAR



#7 healey36

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:54 PM

Thanks for that, John...great recap and very nice looking table and models. 

 

Healey

 

 






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