I ran this game differently than most other naval games, the effect of fire was known only to the ship Captain of the vessel that was fired upon. The opposing captain was only told that his shells missed or that strikes were seen on the target vessel. Other players had to surmise what was going on by the appearance of splash markers on the playing surface.Players had to write movement orders in advance and the gamemasters moved the models (many thanks to J&R for his assistance in this matter). This kept an air of suspense as no player was certain of the results of his fire.
the Panther and the Thor (the colonial squadron) in the foreground,
the Seydlitz, the Blitz, the Gneisenau and the Donner in the distance, once again left to right.
very nearly caused an accidental collision in the first move.
while the deLome and the Nemesis eliminated the Thor and Panther.
of French fire the rest of the German force took fire from the Martel.
spreading its fire amongst the opposing ships. The Nemesis moved past the de Lome
and added its significant firepower to the torrent aimed at the Thor.
all of her guns continued to fire. Some fire finally began to fall on the Panther,
and in the distance you shall observe that the Martel has recognized the threat
posed by the Donner's torpedoes and has opened a concentrated fire against her.
This caused significant damage but was too late to stop the Donner from launching.
but the dreaded torpedoes took a fearsome toll. In return, the Donner and the Gniesenau
took a terrible beating from the French guns, but fearlessly continued to close.
and the Nemesis continued to club the Thor and Panther into submission.
|The French promptly turned their fire against the Panther.|
Martel went down, she had faced and fought most of the German fleet,
but there was no way she could defend herself from attack on four different axes.
and guns blazing, having sorely wounded all of her attackers.
I would again like to thank the good people that run Spartacon for giving up a simply HUGE area of floor space to let me play with my toy boats. I hope that my brave captains enjoyed the game.