Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Black Seas Modifications/house rules

Some changes I have made to the game to help make games a bit more interesting or handle issue that seem to come up frequently. 

1) No Firing High or low. Roll a 1-6 for each critical hit 1-3 = Low hit 4-6 = High Hit. Subtract 1 from the roll at short range.

2) French receive a +1 to shots over 10”

3) Cracking On: Make a skill check if you passes add 1d3 inches of movement per level of sail. If you roll a 1 roll 1d3 on the high critical table and take 1d6 points of damage. Ships Cracking on can only fire their chase guns.

4) Ships may try to grapple instead of avoiding entanglement/collision (if one ship is trying to grapple and the other does not wish too the play with the higher modified skill check wins, ties go to the more skilled crew or reroll if they are of the same skill)

5) Spanish ships of the line (large 3rd rates, & 2nd rates) may take over gunned the same way their 1st rates can (with the same penalties) 

6) Ships may "Back Stays" reducing their speed by 1 inch per movement.  

Friday, May 20, 2022

Huzzah 2022

 Last Weekend was the first convention I have attended(in Person) in two years.   I ran two games based on the 1795 Biscayne campaign Cornwallis's Retreat and  the Battle of the Groix 

"Cornwallis" lost two ships but took down two French Ships and damaged several others before making his escape.  

The Battle of Groix had the French Fleet hold together but the English where much more aggressive the end result was a historical result three French ships lost.  The French took out two English Frigates that got too aggressive but in the calculus of war two frigates for three ships of the line is a good trade. Both games played well thought the second one needs some additional work. 

The next day I got t play the Roll of General Scott at the Battle of Chippewa 
The English where Driven form the field though a Americans suffered serious casualties. 
Then a game of the Battle of Teugen/Hausen in 6mm its a good game the set of rules are forth coming (Soldiers of the Empire I believe) 

Then the a game of Medival Patrol Aztecs vs Spanards on lake Titicaca  

Sunday I finally got to Play civilizations of the Inner Sea and I really enjoyed the game and not just because the my Egyptians won. 
Huzzah was great fun I'm already looking forward to next year.