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Thread: AAR. Captain Kiwi finds his sea legs.

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    Default AAR. Captain Kiwi finds his sea legs.

    The good captain prepares for two Firsts.
    His first battle with the new starter set he just purchased, and his first game trying the AI rules of Herkybird.

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    Dutch Courage.
    He will need it because Bligh is running the AI.

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    The two squadrons square up for battle.


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    The British and Kiwi hold the wind gauge as the Squadrons close.
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    Damn, double shot a cable length too short.
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    Kiwi's Frigate Captain takes it on.
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    And makes a pretty good fist of it, but gets a hammering from the Spanish 74.

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    As he turns away he has another go with his stern chaser.
    Firing from the tops exchanges a few casualties.


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    Double shotted again Kiwi now gets in on the action.

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    Again some firing from the tops.
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    Position is everything.
    Only fire from the tops available this time.
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    Note the remains of the battered British Frigate doing a runner in the background.
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    He makes it off the table.

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    Left alone,things look black for Cpt Kiwi.
    Until a sudden mistake by the Captains of the Spanish 74s who run aboard each other with dire consequences.

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    Suddenly reduced dramatically in points, they can only run as the good Captain bears down upon them, and will soon be positioned for a stern rake.
    It was so dramatic, that we actually forgot to photo the huge damage done by the collision.

    The Butcher's bill will tell it all.
    Bligh.
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    THE BUTCHER'S BILL.


    Both Spanish Captains were wounded in the action.


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    My apologies for any blurred photos in the AAR but although I did not know it at the time I already had a scratches retina.
    Rob.
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    Great battle. A pretty good final result, despite the advantage of Spaniards. Whit this imbalance should be at least one sinking

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    Nice battle.

    Another victorious day for the RN.

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    Nice AAR Rob. Don't know why you are apologising for the photo quality, they are better than my 'good' ones.

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    Rob,i do enjoy your illustrated After Action Report´s. The gun smoke is a "must have". Thanks.
    Morten
    ...put him in the brig until he's sober...

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    ...and about how long time did you play?
    ...put him in the brig until he's sober...

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    Take out the banter, the drinking, and the after battle post mortem, the actual battle took about an hour and 20 minutes Morten.
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDz View Post
    Great battle. A pretty good final result, despite the advantage of Spaniards. Whit this imbalance should be at least one sinking
    I must point out Kamil that HMS Terpsichore was all but sunk, and Defence was lucky to draw no fewer than 19 naughts which was twice that of both the Spanish ships put together, otherwise it may have been a very different story.
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    I find when playing against the AI, it is often the case that one side gets all the luck with damage chits! Weird! So much for the laws of chance!

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    A great victory for our good old Royal Navy! Nice battle and great AAR, as always

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    A grand battle. As to the chit draws, is it better to be lucky or good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hjl View Post
    A grand battle. As to the chit draws, is it better to be lucky or good?
    Napoleon said when asked that question, "Give me a lucky General." I expect much the same can be said for a Captain Hugh.
    Rob.

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    Nice and tidy Rob. Never seen so many noughts on 1 ship or anything for that matter. Well sailed the Defence. Well done Captain Kiwi.

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    Many thanks to rob for the ale and the tuition you can say I am "sold on sails"

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    Welcome aboard my Heartie! May your naval career be a long and happy one!

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    Welcome Andy, and good luck in your naval career

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    And when can we see you joining the 2 campaigns Andy?

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    Typical
    I nip off for a cat nap in my cot, and my second oldest Wargaming chum slips into the Anchorage without even disturbing the Officer of the watch.

    There will be plenty of libations for all Officers, in my Day cabin this evening.
    I will also have Tanky splice the Mainbrace for all the Ratings.
    Welcome alongside Andy my old shipmate.
    Bligh.

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    I will join in the welcoming crowd. Do feel at home among us seafarer.

    Welcome to the anchorage!

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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Sea Legs.

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    Welcome on board Andy
    ...put him in the brig until he's sober...

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    Welcome to the Anchorage, Andy.

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    Congratulations on gaining your first gong Andy.
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Congratulations on gaining your first gong Andy.
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    Seconded and welcome to the Anchorage Andy. Salute. I will drink your health in the Wardroom tonight.

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