The finally the French troops begin to fall back in exhaustion but not all of them dit was a frustrating (but fun) battle all around. My troops are in as bad a shape as the troops of the French Army. It’s a Draw.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
This is adjusted from the catch the prize scenario from the rule book. USS President and USS United States each with a brig tender have been sent to rescue an agent who being taken back to France for interrogation. I played the French Rob Burr ran the Americans.
Seeing themselves between the hammer and the anvil the French go forward blazing away with both broadsides. I get a lucky Critical Sail hit on the USS President. The Surveillante the (second frigate in line) suffers a quarter deck critical.
With the Serveilleante(which carries the prize) hit and unable to maneuver the Thetis turns to challenge the President with the help of one escorting corvette. The second corvette with another Quarter Deck hit gets very up-close and personal with USS United States.
Fire goes back and fore in a savage exchange there are no less than seven critical hits on three ships. Three critical on the President.
In a stunning feat of seamanship, the French corvette manages to thread the needle between two burning ships and then avoids colliding with the President!
The USS President Breaks free of the Thetis (I failed to graple her) and the French corvette to cut behind the Surveillante and devastate her with a raking broadside.
The USS United States sails up and boards the shattered ship (after avoiding a collision with the President. The crew are still stunned from the Presidents fire and surrender.
Monday, June 8, 2020
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020
The United States Navy closes in on the Barbary corsair haven. Pirates scramble to get their ships out of harbor and out to sea.
Two Brigs and one of the Xebecs escape the US ships glide into the harbor suppressing the two batteries with fire. The Martello tower continues to fire but they do not have enough guns to sink all the targets. The USS President will need an extensive refit and the USS United States will also need repairs. The Chesapeake will probably need drafts from the other ships or US merchants as she suffered significant casualties in boarding the Crescent. Of the other US frigates only, Boston took significant damage. A major American Victory.