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  • #187088
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    This weekend I got to playtest a scenario I had been working on for playing with Kiss Me Hardy, recreating the Battle of Cape Ortegal or Strachan’s Action fought in the wake of the Battle of Trafalgar on the 4th November 1805.

    In a game that was as much affected by the vagaries of the weather in the Bay of Biscay mixed in with a bit of good old broadside to broadside battering and some frigates getting stuck in as well, much fun was had by all.

    If you would like to see how things turned out then just follow the link to the club blog.

    http://devonwargames.blogspot.com/2023/06/battle-of-cape-ortegal-or-strachans.html

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #187096
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    It’s great seeing these beautiful ships in action.

    #187097
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    Hi and thank you, we certainly had a good day playing and it’s fun getting the toys out on the table.

    Cheers

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #187110
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    Lovely looking game, I too enjoy seeing those beauties in action.

    Frigate sandwich… having all those carronades blasting your face (and a rake no less) has to be demoralizing even if the damage isn’t high.

    I am a fan of “not really balanced” games.  Out of curiosity, do you see a way for the French fleet to really win?  Seems they’d have to take out at least 3 ships before the RN is in danger.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

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