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    Argo

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Exciting AAR - cool to see such a long musketry / boarding action over several rounds. And really "what a damn close thing"
    And

    Argo Today, 14:35 Go to last post
    Argo

    Spielemesse 2022 Essen

    Liebe Leute,
    kommende Woche ist es wieder so weit: Die Spiel in Essen öffnet vom 06.10.-09.10. Ihre Pforten.

    Ich werde wieder von

    Argo Today, 14:27 Go to last post
    Argo

    Favourite Nautical related tipple.

    In our this year's summer vacation I found something to revive this old thread:
    Of course the Aland islands have their own craft beer brewery,

    Argo Today, 14:15 Go to last post
    Bligh

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    I will explain what I have been up to after Doncaster this weekend,
    Rob.

    Bligh Today, 12:03 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022





    Jamming in some sails work at the end of each day keeps the project moving. The main and foresails are now assembled.

    Dobbs Today, 11:28 Go to last post
    Volunteer

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    It has been such nice weather here that I haven't spent much time indoors the last several days. But yesterday was a scorcher for this time of year, above

    Volunteer Today, 09:35 Go to last post
    Volunteer

    John Paul Jones is a Pirate!

    Henry Turner just shared this ditty with me. I'm sure you RN shipmates will enjoy, haha.
    https://youtu.be/zHMvJrZx1T0

    Volunteer Today, 08:58 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    The French captain had in fact thwarted Host’s plan to complete his mission as he had suffered so many casualties that having supplied a prize

    Bligh Today, 04:25 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    The French colours came down and Junon’s captain surrendered his sword to Captain Hoste, who rapidly returned it to a brave and worthy adversary.

    Bligh Today, 04:22 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Although the French put up a good fight, the superior numbers on the Bacchante finally overcame all resistance.

    Bligh Today, 04:19 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    The rest of the boarding also proved very difficult as the battle swung to and fro over some time before the action was finally decided.

    Bligh Today, 04:17 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Matters did not, however, progress as Hoste had envisaged.
    Firing from the tops caused him more casualties than he dished out, as most of his

    Bligh Today, 04:13 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Whilst he had the French in disarray Hoste decided to settle the issue swiftly by boarding and came about, running aboard the Frenchman. Grapples were

    Bligh Today, 04:08 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    However, the Junon’s captain seeing the British ship coming under fire from the garrison decided to chance his arm against the Bacchante and coming about

    Bligh Today, 04:06 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Having ascertained the strength of the guns on those two forts Hoste now edged the Bacchante away intending to test the guns of the two forts and bastions

    Bligh Today, 04:00 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    The battery on the Town now chanced its arm but the barrels of the guns being still cold in the main the shots fell well short.

    Bligh Today, 03:57 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Host called for more sail as he tried to clear the guns of the fort.

    Bligh Today, 03:55 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    The Frenchman meanwhile seemed to studiedly ignore the firing and pressed on to the South East.

    Bligh Today, 03:55 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    In an instant the guns bracketed the ship with a fusillade of fire.

    Bligh Today, 03:53 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Unfortunately it was now that the prevailing wind played him false by veering to the North Northeast, and momentarily driving his ship nearer to fort

    Bligh Today, 03:51 Go to last post